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"Timely and important, a delightful, insightful, irreverent work . . . Should be required reading." —The Christian Science Monitor
A Best Book of the Year according to Planetizen and the American Society of Landscape Architects
Jeff Speck has dedicated his career to determining what makes cities thrive. And he has boiled it down to one key factor: walkability.
Making downtown into a walkable, viable community is the essential fix for the
typical American city; it is eminently achievable and its benefits are manifold. Walk-
able City—bursting with sharp observations and key insights into how urban change
happens—lays out a practical, necessary, and inspiring vision for how to make American
cities great again.
Jeff Speck, coauthor of the landmark bestseller Suburban Nation, is a city planner who advocates for smart growth and sustainable design. As the former director of design at the National Endowment for the Arts, he oversaw the Mayors’ Institute on City Design, where he worked with dozens of American mayors on their most pressing city planning challenges. He leads a design practice based in Washington, D.C.
Publisher: North Point Press
Publication Date: 11/12/2013 - 12:00am
On Sale: 11/12/2013 - 12:00am