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The Sprawled Desert City of Phoenix Sets Sights on Walkability

The Sprawled Desert City of Phoenix Sets Sights on Walkability
The Sprawled Desert City of Phoenix Sets Sights on Walkability , Phoenix Light Rail crossing Tempe Town Lake. Image © CC Flickr User Alan Stark
Phoenix Light Rail crossing Tempe Town Lake. Image © CC Flickr User Alan Stark

When the profit-driven bulldozing of virgin desert quickly transformed into unfinished ghost towns in 2008, the city of Phoenix, Arizona, reset their sights on a more sustainable and desirable way of living: walkable communities. With the establishment of the city’s first light rail, the once car-centric communities of its urban core have turned into swaths of pedestrian havens. This has not only improved the city’s desirability, but has also been good for business. See how else Phoenix is trying to “pull off an urban miracle” and reverse it’s sprawled image here on Fast Company

Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "The Sprawled Desert City of Phoenix Sets Sights on Walkability " 31 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/511756/the-sprawled-desert-city-of-phoenix-sets-sights-on-walkability/> ISSN 0719-8884