In Jeff Speck’s excellent new book, Walkable City, he suggests that there are ten keys to creating walkability. Most of them also have something. Walkable City Rules. Steps to Making Better Places. pages 8 x 8 full -color photos/figures. Jeff Speck. Paperback. $ ISBN: In Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time (public library), city planner Jeff Speck, who spent four years leading.

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Beck puts his finger on some key factors that form and shape the cities we live in and make them what they are and what they aren’t. I can make an educated guess, but it seems like a glaring omission. What kind of city will help us thrive economically? People walking creates action, and interactions, which is good for business, quality-of-life, and the reputation of the city. If you are thinking about pursuing urban planning education, then this should be on your mandatory reading list.

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Books by Jeff Speck. The author even insisted on a street junction outside his home being kerbless, brick-tiled from one row of houses right across the street to the others.

Parking places cost tens of thousands of dollars each, and we all demand that they be provided such that usage is free. While most American cities were building more highways, Portland invested in transit and biking. Speck’s humorous and low-key approach was an added plus. At the core is making it possible, safe and attractive to walk to places. This author knows his subject matter like whoa! Preview — Walkable City by Jeff Speck.


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

In fact, while I did have a few minor quibbles with the way Speck made some of his arguments, I’ve decided jrff to describe them jetf book is so important that I don’t want to do anything to discourage anyone from reading it. It is critical that low-income and high-income be mixed.

Here are a few interesting quotes from the book: One important point that the author makes clear is that to improve walkability, you have to provide pathways that go somewhere, that is, are not just for exercise.

Open Preview See a Problem? That will sound familiar to anyone who has read Jim Kunstler, or even The Great Good Place, but aesthetics also have material values. Must read for anyone interested in healthy cities. A highly recommended read!

Walkable City Rules

Put cars in their place. If you want to try and get out ahead of the next fifty years read the book and then come add your shoulder to the grindstone! Recommended for all laypeople looking to find out what to work on in their communities. City planner Writer Lecturer. Speck is the author of the new book Walkable City Rules: Of your interest is to learn every detail of creating a great downtown the jefg ones this book is for you.


Friday, 9 November – 7: The book’s “ten steps” of walkability will probably jef sound familiar to you, and none of them are really covered in depth. These three issues—wealth, health, and sustainability—are, not coincidentally, the three principal arguments for making our cities more walkable.

I had no idea how much money the city and the speeck in the city spend on parking. Retrieved 26 November Obviously, nice architecture is important, but you can do with wrong.

Drawing on examples and studies from around the world, experienced urban planner Speck convincingly argues that walkability is pretty much THE factor that makes or breaks a liveable, lovable city, and that improving walkability tends to improves the lives of all citizens, even those who don’t generally walk. I’m pleased that the author is heavily in favour of trees. Those quaint old-towns of Europe.

Most significantly, generalists—such as planners and, one hopes, mayors—ask the big-picture questions that are so often forgotten among the day-to-day shuffle of city governance.

Parking is a huge background cost that has been hidden from view, and because it is relatively free for the user, it prevents other viable forms of transport.

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