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Walkability in Toronto

Comments   3   Date Arrow  December 6, 2023 at 6:52pm   User  by Mark Willis

Mayor Nathan Phillips and wife Esther claim Bay Street in Toronto on February 27, 1960. In his autobiography, Mayor of All the People, he noted that the street was empty on a Sunday morning.
Christopher Leinberger’s report on walkable urban places surveys only U.S. cities. Richard Florida has lived in most of the cities in the […]

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What Makes A Walkable Urban Place?

Comments   4   Date Arrow  December 5, 2023 at 6:56pm   User  by Mark Willis

The term flaneur does not appear in the latest report from the Brookings Institution ranking the most walkable U.S. cities. Charles Baudelaire and Walter Benjamin would shudder at the notion that walking and “walkability” could be measured or planned systematically. In Paris in their respective times (mid-19th century for Baudelaire, early-20th for Benjamin), walking […]

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