Friday, December 21, 2012

The enemy of the livable city ... the car

'Walkable City' review: Walking is key to a livable urban area | "Part of the reason suburban property values continue to languish, in Portland and elsewhere, while inner-city housing prices have largely recovered from the 2008 real estate collapse, is a function of the benefits inherent in living within walking distance of shops, services and public transportation. If you don't know your neighborhood's "walk score," I suggest you find it -- it may have more impact on your long-term financial health than your 401(k). "

'via Blog this'