The importance of continuous, connected building facades that lined streets and defined their form has been noted for more than a century. Beautiful public spaces have a sense of enclosure; they feel like outdoor rooms.
Recently laid-off workers who live far from job centers take longer to find employment than do residents of neighborhoods more convenient to jobs by public transit or car.
A fair number of whites commute by bike in Memphis, but a much larger percentage of African Americans do so.
We know from exhaustive research that walkable neighborhoods reduce driving, associated emissions, and living costs. Three academic studies demonstrate health benefits, too.
Talented young adults are continuing to choose urban cores, fueling economic growth and urban revitalization, according to a report.
The study published in the Journal of Transport & Health shows lower levels of high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and obesity.
Urban places are undermined daily across the US by overbuilt streets that are dangerous and costly to build and maintain.
New report: More than $100 trillion in public and private spending could be saved between now and 2050 if the world were to expand public transportation, walking and bicycling.
Do you want your community to thrive in the future? If so, placemaking is a key to making that happen.
Why does city planning matter to people who aren’t urban designer types? Here’s an elevator pitch and a more detailed answer.
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