Walkability Boondoggle by @BurghDiaspora

Walkability Boondoggle by @BurghDiaspora

Urban planning trends are conclusions in search of justification. Thanks to Richard Florida , the end-as-starting-point is usually Jane Jacobs’ New York City. Laudable goals such as greater diversity become causes instead of effects. Greater diversity will catalyze more innovation. Jobs follow creative people. More walkable neighborhoods promote economic development . Heck, walkability makes residents smarter : Want to walk to work? You might consider living in a college town. They dominate a new list of the places where commuters walk to work most. Cambridge, Massachusetts, home to Harvard, MIT, and other universities, tops the list. About a quarter of residents walk to work, according to an analysis by Governing magazine using census data. Columbia, South Carolina (home to USC) is next, with more than a fifth of people walking. After that comes Berkeley, California (18.1...

Full article: http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/node/217931

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