Politics

"Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time"

Jeff Speck

About the Program

Jeff Speck, a city planner and former director of design at the National Endowment for the Arts, argues that urban centers should be designed to better suit pedestrians than automobiles.   The author focuses on small to mid-sized cities, such as Providence, Rhode Island, which according to the author, if redesigned to be more walkable, would improve the standard of living.  Jeff Speck speaks at Powell's Books in Portland, Oregon.

About the Authors

Jeff Speck

Jeff Speck is the co-author of Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream.  He is a city planner and the former director of design at the National Endowment for the Arts.  For more information, visit jeffspeck.com.


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"Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time"

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  • Sunday, January 20th at 8:45am (ET)
  • Monday, January 7th at 5:30am (ET)
  • Saturday, January 5th at 7pm (ET)
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