SPUR Forum: Made for Walking

From SPUR:

Photo Courtesy of Flickr User Cuba Gallery 

The book Made for Walking argues that, as an increasing number of Americans are showing an interest in urban living, fitting more amenities into a neighborhood within a spatial pattern that invites walking will create the type of built environment that offers real transportation options. Join us for a discussion with the author on crafting walkable cities.

Julie Campoli / Terra Firma Urban Design

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