Metropolitan Policy Program

Walkable Urbanism

A woman walks through Lafayette Park across from the White House on a rainy morning in Washington. (Reuters/Kevin Lamarque)

Paper

Walk this Way:The Economic Promise of Walkable Places in Metropolitan Washington, D.C.

May 25, 2012, Christopher B. Leinberger and Mariela Alfonzo

Christopher B. Leinberger and Mariela Alfonzo discuss the economic, environmental, and social benefits of walkable urbanism. Leinberger and Alfonzo explore the relationship between neighborhood-built environment features and walking, analyzing sample neighborhoods in the D.C. Metro area using the ratio of income spent on transportation and housing.

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