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An App That Tells You How Walkable a Street Really Is

An App That Tells You How Walkable a Street Really Is | Urban Life | Scoop.it
Walkonomics looks at small things -- sidewalk quality, hilliness -- that make a real difference to walkers.
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Walkonomics – How walkable is your street? – Blog » Why Walkability Isn’t Just About Proximity To Shops

Walkonomics – How walkable is your street? – Blog » Why Walkability Isn’t Just About Proximity To Shops | Urban Life | Scoop.it
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nancercize's curator insight, February 4, 2013 2:05 PM

AND: Don't forget to place benches or other seating periodically so peple with limited abilities pause occasionally and therefore ultimately walk farther. 

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The Top 10 Smartest Cities In North America

The Top 10 Smartest Cities In North America | Urban Life | Scoop.it
Some cities are adding high-tech infrastructure. Some are implementing revolutionary sustainability plans. Others are fostering innovative business and science developments. But which city combines these qualities and others to be the smartest city?
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Designing Walkable Downtowns Help Cities Reap Real Benefits

Designing Walkable Downtowns Help Cities Reap Real Benefits | Urban Life | Scoop.it
The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City is a nonprofit research and strategy organization and the leading authority on U.S. inner city economies and the businesses that thrive there.
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Walk Appeal

Walk Appeal | Urban Life | Scoop.it
how far you walk instead of driving varies broadly by Walk Appeal of the place making Walk Appeal a strong economic development tool for walkable places...

 

Uma das principais formas de aumentar o apelo para a caminhada é manter fachadas estreitas e perto da calçada, de modo que os caminhantes tenham uma visão em constante mudança, em vez de olhar para a mesma cena por um longo período de tempo.

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The Price of Walkability – Urban Times

The Price of Walkability – Urban Times | Urban Life | Scoop.it
Not so long ago, walkable neighbourhoods had a price penalty associated with them - not a price premium.
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New Urbanism: America’s 10 Most Walkable Cities

New Urbanism: America’s 10 Most Walkable Cities | Urban Life | Scoop.it
You may know the best bars and restaurants in town, but what’s the ‘walkable’ rating of your city or closest metropolitan area to your home?
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Walkable Urbanism as Foreign Policy

Walkable Urbanism as Foreign Policy | Urban Life | Scoop.it
The rise of suburbia helped America win the Cold War. Could urbanism do the same today in a world of changing threats?
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10 Techniques for Making Cities More Walkable

10 Techniques for Making Cities More Walkable | Urban Life | Scoop.it
In Walkable City, Jeff Speck lays out ideas for making communities more hospitable to walkers.
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Sidetracks in Jeff Speck’s Walkable City

Sidetracks in Jeff Speck’s Walkable City | Urban Life | Scoop.it
Jeff Speck’s newest book challenges the way urbanists traditionally think about achieving walkability.
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Walkonomics – How walkable is your street? – Blog » African Cities are Walking Cities, but are they Walkable?

Walkonomics – How walkable is your street? – Blog » African Cities are Walking Cities, but are they Walkable? | Urban Life | Scoop.it
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A New Site Calculates Your...

A New Site Calculates Your... | Urban Life | Scoop.it
“A New Site Calculates Your Neighborhood’s Walkability Walkability matters. Research shows that more walkable neighborhoods tend to be stronger economically, have lower transport costs, and...
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Can You Get People To Walk More, Simply With Smart Signage?

Can You Get People To Walk More, Simply With Smart Signage? | Urban Life | Scoop.it
It all started with a series of unsanctioned signs in Raleigh, North Carolina.
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