“A city is not an accident but the result of coherent visions and aims”, said the urban planner and architectural theorist Léon Krier.
It is true that urban planning and design has a direct impact on community health, economics and climate change. 400 meters, or a quarter-mile, is the distance an average person can walk in 5 minutes. When a trip becomes longer, people choose other ways to get around, like the automobile. Separated land uses and poorly designed cities make places undesirable or unsafe to walk or bike. By having well design cities and landscapes in our neighborhoods, we can make them walkable, enjoyable and more coherent with sustainability.
Suburbia by David Shankbone