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Walkable City Rules

“Cities are the future of the human race, and Jeff Speck knows how to make them work.”

 —David Owen, staff writer at the New Yorker

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  • 312 pages

  • 120 full-color photos/figures

  • 8" x 8"

  • By Jeff Speck


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WALKABLE CITY RULES - 101 STEPS TO MAKING BETTER PLACES / ISLAND PRESS

“Cities are the future of the human race, and Jeff Speck knows how to make them work.”

 —David Owen, staff writer at the New Yorker

  

Nearly every US city would like to be more walkable—for reasons of health, wealth, and the environment—yet few are taking the proper steps to get there. The goals are often clear, but the path is seldom easy. Jeff Speck’s follow-up to his bestselling Walkable City is the resource that cities and citizens need to usher in an era of renewed street life. Walkable City Rules is a doer’s guide to making change in cities, and making it now.

 

The 101 rules are practical yet engaging—worded for arguments at the planning commission, illustrated for clarity, and packed with specifications as well as data. For ease of use, the rules are grouped into 19 chapters that cover everything from selling walkability, to getting the parking right, escaping automobilism, making comfortable spaces and interesting places, and doing it now!

 

Walkable City was written to inspire; Walkable City Rules was written to enable. It is the most comprehensive tool available for bringing the latest and most effective city-planning practices to bear in your community. The content and presentation make it a force multiplier for place-makers and change-makers everywhere.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

312 pages

8" x 8"

120 full-color photos/figures


Jeff Speck


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Island Press books are printed with either FSC certified or recycled paper and non-toxic ink.

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COMPANY statement

Island Press began with a simple idea: knowledge is power—the power to imagine a better future and find ways for getting us there. Founded in 1984, Island Press’ mission is to provide the best ideas and information to those seeking to understand and protect the environment and create solutions to its complex problems. We elevate voices of change, shine a spotlight on crucial issues, and focus attention on sustainable solutions.


Our network of authors includes E.O. Wilson, Paul Ehrlich, Sylvia Earle, Gretchen Daily, Jan Gehl, Daniel Pauly, and many others. By working closely with experts like these, Island Press has developed a comprehensive and growing body of knowledge—vital resources for all those working to protect the environment and create healthy communities.


Our programs and partnerships bring our authors and their views into conversation with people who can trigger change on the ground and keep it moving forward. Click here to read about some of the changes our work has shaped.


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