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Arup Report Reveals Why Walking is Good for Business

June 20, 2016 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering

Arup launches ‘Cities Alive: Towards a walking world’- a new report that analyses research and trends in city design to show how walking friendly cities can help create healthier and wealthier cities. Improved walkability has been proven to increase local…

Foot Traffic Ahead: Ranking Walkable Urbanism in America’s Largest Metros

Walkable real estate development projects and places are on the rise nationwide, but certain metro regions are progressing faster than others, according…

Smart Planning Needed for California Cities to Become More Walkable

July 1, 2014 - in Planning, Projects

When it comes to the Millennial generation in many cities, walking more and getting into a car less appears to be driving demand for cities to plan for…

Chief City Planner Aims to Make Toronto More Pedestrian-friendly

January 5, 2014 - in Planning, Transportation

Toronto Chief Planner Jennifer Keesmaat’s crusade to make walkability a pivotal city planning principle. “Walking is fundamental to our survival,” she said in a public lecture last month, claiming it is critical for both human health and the city’s…

Locals Use an Urban Planning Tool to Improve Walkability

October 20, 2013 - in Analysis, Planning, Projects

Key to the Street is a web-based tool that encourages more community engagement among citizens, as well as local governments. Establishing an infinite dialogue about the potential of their city, Key to the Street gives users to access the entire library of…

Maponics Ties Comprehensive “Walkability” Ratings to Real Life Geographies

July 19, 2013 - in Analysis, Corporate

Maponics announced the release of new ratings that help businesses and consumers understand the walkability of neighborhoods, school attendance zones, subdivisions and other areas. The new Walkability product analyzes not just access to amenities and walking…

Designing Cities for Better Health: If You Build It, They Will Walk

May 30, 2013 - in Planning

Barrie, a small city on the edge of Ontario’s Lake Simcoe, might not strike many as a hotbed of urban design trends. But a new community planned for the city will incorporate arguably the most sweeping urban planning trend in North America. Harmony Village,…

Citizen Urban Planners to Help Shape Our Growing Cities

May 1, 2013 - in Planning, Projects, Transportation

Since its inception in 2007 the annual international phenomenon 'Jane's Walk' has created an opportunity for people to actively engage in city planning. Over the course of one weekend-- this year on May 4th and 5th-- citizens in urban areas around the world…

A More Walkable Atlanta Equals a Healthier and More Prosperous City

April 1, 2013 - in Smart Cities

The most walkable cities are the healthiest cities — economically, environmentally and emotionally. Designing our streets, sidewalks, public spaces and buildings for pedestrians could be the soundest infrastructure investments we could make — on multiple…

Density and Neighborhood Form Guided by Made for Walking

March 5, 2013 - in Planning, Projects

In this era of high energy prices, economic uncertainty, and demographic change, an increasing number of Americans are showing an interest in urban living as an alternative to the traditional automobile-dependent suburb. Many people are also concerned about…