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Through hundreds of photographs and maps, landscape architect and urban designer Julie Campoli showcases 12 vibrant North American neighborhoods where residents can live comfortably without a car. By identifying the policies and amenities that foster such streetscapes, Campoli teaches urban developers, decision makers, and students how to create similar communities and help to mitigate climate change by lowering vehicle miles traveled.
About the Author
Julie Campoli is an urban designer, editor, and author who writes about urban form and the changing landscape. She is also principal of Terra Firma Urban Design, based in Vermont.
“Campoli backs this evidence up with studies that show that a holistic approach creates the most sustainable neighbourhoods: areas that combine the highest number of walkability factors have the lowest levels of driving and resulting CO2 emissions. The book's extensive use of street photography helps to illustrate why people are so happy to walk in these streets, in ways that pure statistics and analysis can never do justice.”
“Made for Walking comes at a critical time, because there still appears to be a great deal of misunderstanding about how to design the communities where walking is a practical means of transportation.”