Everyone loves a good TED Talk. Here’s one of our favorites:
Freedom from cars, freedom from sprawl, freedom to walk your city! City planner Jeff Speck shares his "general theory of walkability" — four planning principles to transform sprawling cities into safe, walkable oases full of bike lanes and tree-lined streets.
About Jeff Speck:
As Director of Design at the National Endowment for the Arts from 2003 through 2007, Speck oversaw the Mayors' Institute on City Design and created the Governors' Institute on Community Design, a federal program that helps state governors fight suburban sprawl. He is a city planner and architectural designer who, through writing, lectures, and built work, advocates internationally for more walkable cities.
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