For a long time, little respect has been given to walking.
'Walkability is at the heart of urban vibrancy - short blocks, population density & diversity and mix of uses, building types and ages that all play out in a "sidewalk ballet" - Jacobs, 1961.
'Implied opportunities for serendipitous interactions' are an appeal of walking around one's city.
The creation of a walkable landscape is both a function of public and private intentions.
Photos by Denise Schatz (from the book NIH NIH, Miniature Garden 2014)
Joe Cortright, Impressa, Inc., for CEOs for Cities. (2009). Walking the Walk: How Walkability Raises Home Values in U.S. Cities
Jacobs, J. (1961). The Death and Life of Great American Cities. New York: Random House
Nih Nih. Haikus by Jamie Stewart, Drawings and Photos by Denise Schatz, Insert by Casey Cook.