Research shows that living in a walkable community is good for your health, good for your kids, and good for the local economy, but it can be a struggle for cities to develop infrastructure towards better walkability.
On this edition of Talk of Iowa, Charity Nebbe hosts a discussion on what it means for a community to be walkable, the impact it can have, the barriers to walkability, as well as the pros and cons of skywalk systems.
Guests on today’s program include:
- Jeff Speck, author of Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time
- Mike Armstrong, associate transportation planner for the Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization
- Peg Raney, program director for Jefferson Matters Main Street
- John Yung, local area manager at UrbanCincy.com
Speck will be in Iowa next week, speaking at the Iowa City Public Library on Monday, October 24th at 6:30 p.m.