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Walkable city : how downtown can save America, one step at a time / Jeff Speck.

Speck, Jeff, author. (Author).
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Garrett Public Library 307.1 SPE (Text) 30010170761012 Nonfiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780865477728 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0865477728 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: 312 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York : North Point Press, a division of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [2012].

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-293) and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note: A general theory of walkability -- I. Why walkability? : Walking, the urban advantage -- Why Johnny can't walk -- The wrong color green -- II. The ten steps of walkability : The useful walk : Step 1. Put cars in their place ; Step 2. Mix the uses ; Step 3. Get the parking right ; Step 4. Let transit work -- The safe walk : Step 5. Protect the pedestrian ; Step 6. Welcome bikes -- The comfortable walk : Step 7. Shape the spaces ; Step 8. Plant trees -- The interesting walk : Step 9. Make friendly and unique faces ; Step 10. Pick your winners.
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note: Adult NF Dec2015
Summary, etc.: Jeff Speck has dedicated his career to determining what makes cities thrive. And he has boiled it down to one key factor: walkability. Making downtown into a walkable, viable community is the essential fix for the typical American city; it is eminently achievable and its benefits are manifold. Walkable City- bursting with sharp observations and key insights into how urban change happens- lays out a practical, necessary, and inspiring vision for how to make American cities great again.
Subject: Urban renewal > United States.
Central business districts > United States > Planning.
Pedestrian areas > United States > Planning.
City planning > United States.

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