Toward the Livable City

Toward the Livable City is intended for commuters, suburbanites, and city dwellers who are both curious about making their lives more livable and interested in knowing what that might mean. Combining firsthand accounts of the attractions and distractions of city life, this book also introduces a wide range of perspectives about creating successful, livable cities, with examples from across America and around the world. The book conveys what leading thinkers say about such topics as smart growth, opportunity-based housing, traffic calming, pedestrian rights, regional planning, riverfront redevelopment, urban agriculture, and the pleasures of sauntering with one’s neighbors down tree-lined streets to restaurants, theaters, and shops.