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Rule 1: Successful cities foster flirtation... from the best review of my book so far.

I asked Tumlin to outline the steps a small Midwest city would have to take to become a contender for a future slot on the Tumlin Top 10 list of sustainable cities—I had Lincoln, Neb., in mind, a city of 250,000 with a nicely developing downtown, poor public transportation, wealthy suburbs, and no appetite for emulating coastal trends. He provided a three-step process, “Engage the community in a discussion that defines community values, such as what makes this city unique and what’s most important culturally. Then begin the process of evaluating investments in transportation that support this vision. And then comes the third and most important step, develop quantitative measures to see how your transportation investments achieve the larger values. Most cities use all the wrong metrics to evaluate transportation, leading them to spend in ways that harm their goals.” I then ...

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