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

Jeff Speck

2013-11-12

Pages: 320 pages

Wordcount: 58,725 words

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"Timely and important, a delightful, insightful, irreverent work . . . Should be required reading." ―The Christian Science MonitorA 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 thetypical American city; it is eminently achievable and its benefits are manifold. Walk-able City―bursting with sharp observations and key insights into how urban changehappens―lays out a practical, necessary, and inspiring vision for how to make Americancities great again.