Walkable City : How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time

Walkable City : How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time

Description

Jeff Speck has dedicated his career to determining what makes cities thrive, and he has boiled it down to one key factor: walkability. The very idea of a modern metropolis evokes visions of bustling sidewalks, vital mass transit, and a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly urban core. But in the typical American city, the car is still king and downtown is a place that's easy to drive to but often not worth arriving at. Making walkability happen is relatively easy and cheap; seeing exactly what needs to be done is the trick. In this essential book, Speck reveals the invisible workings of the city, how simple decisions have cascading effects, and how we can all make the right choices for our communities. "Insightful and passionately argued" (Maria Popova, Brain Pickings), bursting with sharp observations and real-world examples, giving key insight into what urban planners actually do and how places can and do change, Walkable City lays out a practical, necessary, and eminently achievable vision of how to make our normal American cities great again.


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Details

Author(s)
Jeff Speck
Format
Paperback | 320 pages
Dimensions
138 x 209 x 21mm | 279g
Publication date
02 Dec 2013
Publisher
North Point Press
Publication City/Country
Berkeley, California, United States
Language
English
Edition Statement
Reprint
ISBN10
0865477728
ISBN13
9780865477728
Bestsellers rank
75,964