Walkable city: How Downtown Can Save America One Step at a Time

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"A delightful, insightful, irreverent work." --"The Christian Science Monitor""If Jane Jacobs invented a new urbanism, "Walkable City "is its perfect complement, a commonsense twenty-first-century user's manual." --Kurt Andersen, host of "Studio 360 "and author of "True Believers""A recipe for vibrant street life." --"Los Angeles Times""Refreshing, lively and engaging . . . "Walkable City "isn't a harangue, it's a fun, readable and persuasive call to arms." --Steven Litt, "The Plain Dealer "(Cleveland) "Everyone interested in improving the quality of city life should read this book and heed its lessons." --John Strawn, "The Sunday Oregonian""Among the perennial flood of books on urban design in all its forms, this one stands out." --John King, "San Francisco Chronicle"""Walkable City "is an energetic, feisty book, one that never contents itself with polite generalities. Sometimes breezy and anecdotal yet always logical and amply researched, this is one of the best books to appear this year. Speck deserves the widest possible readership." --Philip Langdon, "Better! Cities & Towns"""Walkable Cit"y . . . will change the way you see cities." --Kaid Benfield, "The Atlantic Cities""Jeff Speck, AICP, is one of the few practitioners and writers in the field who can make a 312-page book on a basic planning concept seem too short . . . For getting planning ideas into the thinking and the daily life of U.S. cities, this is the book." --"Planning" magazine "Jeff Speck's brilliant and entertaining book reminds us that, in America, the exception could easily become the rule. Mayors, planners, and citizens need look no further for a powerful and achievable vision of how to make our ordinary cities great again." --Joseph P. Riley, mayor of Charleston, S.C. "Cities are the future of the human race, and Jeff Speck knows how to make them work. In "Walkable City," he persuasively explains how to create rational urban spaces and improve quality of life by containing the number one vector of global environmental catastrophe: the automobile." --David Owen, staff writer at "The New Yorker" and author of "Green Metropolis ""Companionable and disarmingly candid, Jeff Speck perches on your shoulder and gets you to see your community with fresh eyes. He gradually builds a compelling case for walkability as the essential distillation of a vast trove of knowledge about urbanism and placemaking. The case he makes has you both nodding at the intuitive and seemingly obvious wisdom presented, and shaking your head at why those basic principles of fixing our cities have eluded us for so long." --Harriet Tregoning, founder of the National Smart Growth Network "Jeff Speck understands a key fact about great cities, which is that their streets matter more than their buildings. And he understands a key fact about great streets, which is that the people who walk along them matter more than the cars that drive through them. "Walkable City" is an eloquent ode to the livable city and to the values behind it." --Paul Goldberger, Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic and author of "Why Architecture Matters ""With "Walkable City," Jeff Speck demonstrates why he is among the most relevant and engaging writers on urban design today." --Ron Bogle, president and CEO of the American Architectural Foundation "When I speak around the country, people ask me what is the first thing they should do to start their community on the path of smart growth. I will now say: Read Jeff Speck's "Walkable City."" --Parris Glendening, governor of Maryland (1995-2003) and president of Smart Growth America's Leadership Institute "Truly a book that is so very needed, Walkable City moves theory into action. We now know we need to build walkable urban places for all sorts of economic, social, and environmental reasons. Jeff Speck shows how to do it in the same clear style we came to love in the classic "Suburban Nation."" --Christopher B. Leinberger, visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution and author of "The Option of Urbanism"

Críticas:

A delightful, insightful, irreverent work. The Christian Science Monitor

If Jane Jacobs invented a new urbanism, Walkable City is its perfect complement, a commonsense twenty-first-century user's manual. Kurt Andersen, host of Studio 360 and author of True Believers

A recipe for vibrant street life. Los Angeles Times

Refreshing, lively and engaging . . . Walkable City isn't a harangue, it's a fun, readable and persuasive call to arms. Steven Litt, The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)

Everyone interested in improving the quality of city life should read this book and heed its lessons. John Strawn, The Sunday Oregonian

Among the perennial flood of books on urban design in all its forms, this one stands out. John King, San Francisco Chronicle

Walkable City is an energetic, feisty book, one that never contents itself with polite generalities. Sometimes breezy and anecdotal yet always logical and amply researched, this is one of the best books to appear this year. Speck deserves the widest possible readership. Philip Langdon, Better! Cities & Towns

Walkable City . . . will change the way you see cities. Kaid Benfield, The Atlantic Cities

Jeff Speck, AICP, is one of the few practitioners and writers in the field who can make a 312-page book on a basic planning concept seem too short . . . For getting planning ideas into the thinking and the daily life of U.S. cities, this is the book. Planning magazine

Jeff Speck's brilliant and entertaining book reminds us that, in America, the exception could easily become the rule. Mayors, planners, and citizens need look no further for a powerful and achievable vision of how to make our ordinary cities great again. Joseph P. Riley, mayor of Charleston, S.C.

Cities are the future of the human race, and Jeff Speck knows how to make them work. In Walkable City, he persuasively explains how to create rational urban spaces and improve quality of life by containing the number one vector of global environmental catastrophe: the automobile. David Owen, staff writer at The New Yorker and author of Green Metropolis

Companionable and disarmingly candid, Jeff Speck perches on your shoulder and gets you to see your community with fresh eyes. He gradually builds a compelling case for walkability as the essential distillation of a vast trove of knowledge about urbanism and placemaking. The case he makes has you both nodding at the intuitive and seemingly obvious wisdom presented, and shaking your head at why those basic principles of fixing our cities have eluded us for so long. Harriet Tregoning, founder of the National Smart Growth Network

Jeff Speck understands a key fact about great cities, which is that their streets matter more than their buildings. And he understands a key fact about great streets, which is that the people who walk along them matter more than the cars that drive through them. Walkable City is an eloquent ode to the livable city and to the values behind it. Paul Goldberger, Pulitzer Prize winning architecture critic and author of Why Architecture Matters

With Walkable City, Jeff Speck demonstrates why he is among the most relevant and engaging writers on urban design today. Ron Bogle, president and CEO of the American Architectural Foundation

When I speak around the country, people ask me what is the first thing they should do to start their community on the path of smart growth. I will now say: Read Jeff Speck's Walkable City. Parris Glendening, governor of Maryland (1995 2003) and president of Smart Growth America's Leadership Institute

Truly a book that is so very needed, Walkable City moves theory into action. We now know we need to build walkable urban places for all sorts of economic, social, and environmental reasons. Jeff Speck shows how to do it in the same clear style we came to love in the classic Suburban Nation. Christopher B. Leinberger, visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution and author of The Option of Urbanism

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