Strategies for bridging the gap between sprawling streetscapes and the growing market demand for pedestrian-oriented urban environments are highlighted in Pedestrian- and Transit-Oriented Design, a new publication from ULI and the American Planning Association.
This how-to manual is co-authored by Reid Ewing, a renowned urban planning expert and University of Utah research professor, and Keith Bartholomew, a professor and associate dean of the College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Utah.
The book provides practical guidance to urban planners, planning commissioners, city council members, developers and citizens who desire more livable environments. Richly illustrated with hundreds of photographs and diagrams, the book points to successful developments, as well as tools used by researchers, local governments, and community groups to measure urban design qualities that are ideal for consumers. Highlights include checklists of important design features and samples of zoning codes from localities across the United States.