Walkability, a measure of how friendly an area is to walking, has proven health, environmental, and economic benefits for people and communities.
This short video describes and illustrates some of the fundamental principles of walkabilty.
Walkable 101: The Basics from Martin County CRA.
Learn more at http://www.walklive.org/education/.
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Allison Arieff, the author of a recent NY Times commentary argues that through suburban sprawl, our country has “mistakenly pursued a vision of the American dream that doesn’t make sense in the 21st century.”
Over the past 30 years we’ve stripped away the supporting mechanisms of sprawl but have continued to create it.
We’ve . . . → Read More: Sprawl. Is it a sustainability issue or a quality of life issue?
From the Climate Progess website, guest blooger Kaid Benfield discusses the problem of automobile-dependent subdisions in the United States. “Housing values have declined much more, on a percentage basis, in sprawling subdivisions as compared to walkable, centrally located neighborhoods, many of which have even held steady or increased in value.”
Combined, Baby Boomers and Millenials . . . → Read More: How The Evolving Housing Market Will Help Sustainable Communities