Walkable City Rules

Walkable City Rules

101 Steps to Making Better Places

Book - 2018
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"Cities are the future of the human race, and Jeff Speck knows how to make them work."
--David Owen, staff writer at the New Yorker

Nearly every US city would like to be more walkable--for reasons of health, wealth, and the environment--yet few are taking the proper steps to get there. The goals are often clear, but the path is seldom easy. Jeff Speck's follow-up to his bestselling Walkable City is the resource that cities and citizens need to usher in an era of renewed street life. Walkable City Rules is a doer's guide to making change in cities, and making it now.

The 101 rules are practical yet engaging--worded for arguments at the planning commission, illustrated for clarity, and packed with specifications as well as data. For ease of use, the rules are grouped into 19 chapters that cover everything from selling walkability, to getting the parking right, escaping automobilism, making comfortable spaces and interesting places, and doing it now!

Walkable City was written to inspire; Walkable City Rules was written to enable. It is the most comprehensive tool available for bringing the latest and most effective city-planning practices to bear in your community. The content and presentation make it a force multiplier for place-makers and change-makers everywhere.

Publisher: Washingtin, DC :, Island Press,, [2018],
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781610918985
Branch Call Number: 307.12160973 Spe
Characteristics: 291 pages : coloured photographs, charts, maps ; 22 cm


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Mar 26, 2019

Lots of nuggets in this book on how to build a vibrant safe community where people walk, interact and actually talk to one another. Also there's a big mention of the urban design of Vancouver. Really enjoyed it.

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