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Walkable Cities

How to enhance walkability

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 10.10.2016 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

By Adèle Charbonneau Walking makes citizens fully part of the city and of the urban space. As one article in the City Fix presented it, "Walking is ...

Government is detrimental to good development

Robert Kwolek | Posted 09.29.2016 | Impact
Robert Kwolek

Software companies tend to release regular updates which add just a few features yet still cost an arm and a leg. With most software, though, there co...

My First Bite of the Big Apple (and Why I'm Coming Back for More)

Alex Matthews | Posted 05.11.2016 | Travel
Alex Matthews

Leaving the city spawned a curious blend of emotions. In some ways it was a relief: I felt like I was coming up for air. In other ways, I felt almost bereft, like I was losing something, leaving something vital and fizzing and rich behind.

Walkable Cities Are Both Richer And Smarter

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Hiscott | Posted 06.20.2014 | Business

Walkable cities aren't just easy to navigate -- they're also richer and have higher percentages of college grads, according to a new study. The new...

New Report Ranks America's Deadliest Cities For Pedestrians

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 05.22.2014 | Healthy Living

While everyone should be mindful when crossing the street, people in Florida may want to be especially careful. A new report from the National Com...

On Foot: A Guide to Indy's Walkable Neighborhoods

WHERE | Posted 05.24.2014 | Travel

For all the car culture that surrounds Indianapolis when it's time for the Indy 500 or the Brickyard 400, you might be surprised that one of best ways to explore this midwestern city is on foot.

Is Living in a Mixed-Use Building for You? | Posted 04.14.2014 | HuffPost Home

While plenty of people want a yard and the privacy of a single-family detached home, others prefer to ditch the car when they can and live in areas where they can walk to schools and services.

Hey Pedestrians, Think Your City Is Walkable?

Posted 02.03.2014 | Green

We all know that walking is the best form of transport in big cities: it's cost-effective and environmentally friendly, and you don't have to worry ab...

The 10 Most Walkable Cities

Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

Walking to work (if you can swing it) is an easy way to add extra steps to your day, on your way to that coveted 10,000. But across the country, ju...

Why the 'Sit-able City' Is the Next Big Idea

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 12.09.2013 | Green
Charles R. Wolfe

A greater focus on the sit-able is an invitation to rich discussion and ready illustration based on human tradition.

Sustainability Trends for Strategic Scenario Building

Anca Novacovici | Posted 10.30.2013 | Business
Anca Novacovici

A client of ours recently asked us to help them think about scenario building in the context of sustainability. Scenario building walks an organization through possible future scenarios that could impact their business.

America's Most Walkable City Is...

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 04.03.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Are you ready to stand up and move? An initiative from the American Heart Association, National Walking Day is a nationwide effort to...

How My Commute Has Affected My Health

Shana Ecker | Posted 11.13.2012 | HuffPost Home
Shana Ecker

I recently realized I have taken the benefits of my walkable town for granted. Although I have lived in Hoboken for almost eight years, for much of th...

And The Most Walkable City Is ...

Posted 03.27.2012 | Healthy Living

You don't need fancy workout equipment or a pricey gym membership to get in shape. Plain old walking is one of the easiest -- and cheapest! -- forms o...

Creeps and Weirdos: The Auto Industry Agenda for Keeping You on Four Wheels

Larry Cohen | Posted 04.03.2012 | Green
Larry Cohen

The car is still king -- from parking lots to roadways. And car companies intend to keep it that way.

Let California Show the World How

Jennifer Gennari | Posted 02.13.2012 | San Francisco
Jennifer Gennari

Climate talks are moving more slowly than glaciers now. Rather than wait, elected officials and local advocates have taken matters into their own hands. And the newest innovator on the block is the City of Mountain View.

Walkable Neighborhoods Gaining Popularity -- Even in the Suburbs

Geoffrey Anderson | Posted 02.05.2012 | Green
Geoffrey Anderson

More and more Americans want to live in these affordable and accessible neighborhoods -- and the proof is in the prices of homes in these areas.

America’s Most (And Least) Walkable Cities

The Huffington Post | Laura Schocker | Posted 09.21.2011 | Healthy Living

Can you walk to your local grocery store, restaurants and other amenities? Or does each trip require a car ride? The answer may have an impact on y...

Creating the Livable, Walkable Community

John M. Eger | Posted 09.07.2011 | Green
John M. Eger

One of the more interesting and exciting aspects of the "new urbanism" movement is that the next paradigm could well be much more than the return to the close-knit community of small villages and towns.

Living City Block Denver: A Glimpse of a Greener Future?

Ben Holland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Ben Holland

Smart growth. Sustainable cities. These terms get tossed around a lot, typically used in reference to new buildings and new communities. But what about existing buildings and our aging cities?

Hiking in Cities

Michael Koenigs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Michael Koenigs

Making cities "walkable" again has become an imperative for urban planners seeking to lure populations back from the sprawling suburbs.

Let's Get Small

Lloyd Alter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lloyd Alter

I have come to believe that we need another movement, a new Small Movement, where less is truly more. In everything we do, smaller is cheaper, more efficient and has a lower carbon footprint.

City Mouse, Country Mouse: Who Spends More?

Maura Judkis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Maura Judkis

If you're searching for a house, the tool could be a good way for you to find the ideal combination of affordability and convenience.

Very Smart Growth

Jared Seeger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jared Seeger

When it comes to choosing places to live, many of us don't seem to listen to our inner monologue.

Google Maps Now Offers Walking Directions

Treehugger | Kimberley D. Mok | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Got directions but want to walk the distance instead of driving? Well, we're glad to see that Google Maps has now added a new walking option for direc...