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TEDxTalk: The General Theory of Walkabiity/ Jeff Speck

TEDxTalk: The General Theory of Walkabiity/ Jeff Speck

In this TEDxTalk, the follow up to his popular TED Talk, "The Walkable City," urban planner Jeff Speck delves more deeply into his "General Theory of Walkability." The theory maintains there are four ground rules for increasing pedestrian traffic in urban areas: walking must be safe, comfortable, interesting, and - most importantly - there must be a reason to walk in the first place. Counterpointing this with America's fixation with accommodating the automobile, Speck shows us how beneficial a pedestrian city can be, both functionally and aesthetically.

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Cite: Connor Walker. "TEDxTalk: The General Theory of Walkabiity/ Jeff Speck" 27 Jun 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/521369/tedxtalk-the-general-theory-of-walkabiity-jeff-speck/> ISSN 0719-8884