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Author Speck, Jeff, author

Title Walkable city rules : 101 steps to making better places / Jeff Speck
Edition 1st ed. 2018
Published Island Press/Center for Resource Economics
Washington, DC : Island Press, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations (some color), maps
Contents Sell walkability -- Mix the uses -- Make housing attainable and integrated -- Get the parking right -- Let transit work -- Escape automobilism -- Start with safety -- Optimize your driving network -- Right-size the number of lanes -- Right-size the lanes -- Sell cycling -- Build your bike network -- Park on street -- Focus on geometry -- Focus on intersections -- Make sidewalks right -- Make comfortable spaces -- Make interesting places -- Do it now
Summary "Walkable City Rules is worth reading even for those of us who will never set foot in a planner's office. Like Walkable City, this book explains how a variety of laws and rules frustrate the person who wishes to get from one place to another on foot. But to a much greater extent than most books about walkability, this book tells readers what can be done to improve upon the status quo." Planetizen "A concise, updated, how-to version of [Speck's] 2012 Walkable City." 8 "Has there ever been a smarter, more illuminating, jargon-free, and deeply useful guide to making more sociable, healthy, prosperous, charming neighborhoods, towns, and cities? Every local leader and every engaged local citizen owes it to themselves to read Walkable City Rules." Kurt Andersen, author of "Fantasyland" and host of public radio's "Studio 360" "Filled with the photos, graphics, and charts that many of his fans felt were missing from the last book, the new volume comprises 1010 mini-chapters, each of which elegantly distills a single precept from his philosophy."
Notes Electronic book
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Restricted Online access available only to subscribers
Notes Also available in print
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Subject Central business districts -- United States -- Planning
Pedestrian areas -- United States -- Planning
Urban renewal -- United States
City planning -- United States
Architectural design
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781610918992
Other Titles 101 steps to making better places
One hundred one steps to making better places