Posts Categorized: Walkability

Greening the Paradigm – How Portland Changed Its Streetscapes

Portland

Time travel with me to 1973 Portland. The state legislature has just passed a landmark law establishing “urban growth boundaries,” launching the city toward its future of innovative planning. But if you look around, Portland’s streets are just like those of any American city—a highway builder’s dream. Most recent development is on the suburban model,… Read more »

How Important is Walkability?

It’s no secret that living in walking distance to work, schools or even shops is growing ever more popular, but it’s also a considerably rare commodity (which, in turn, makes it ever more desirable). New research by Redfin now reveals just how much exactly walkability, expressed in form of a Walk Score, is worth in… Read more »