What We Like - and Don't Like - About Our Cities

What We Like - and Don't Like - About Our Cities

American city dwellers place a high value on their cities’ food offerings, from restaurants to farmers’ markets. We also love historic buildings and good public spaces. Traffic, not so much. These findings are from a new study released last week by Sasaki Associates, a Massachusetts-based design and planning firm. The study, although limited to six cities, is rich with interesting findings that should help inform the agendas of urban planners and advocates. The findings should also matter to environmentalists, because successful cities are key to a sustainable future . To get the environment right, we need to create and maintain urban environments that people love. Restaurants and food In particular, restaurants and other sources of food are among the most popular aspects of city life, according to respondents in six major US cities: “When we asked city residents what aspe...

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