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Walkable City by Jeff Speck
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it was amazing

Genuinely one of the most interesting books I've ever read, hands done.

Speck explains why and how our cities started being design first for cars, then for people, and why this is bad. Then he gives us 10 ways to change it, from increasing pedestrian safety, to fixing parking, to making the streets more pleasant to spend time on.

The book is absolutely engrossing, even though am not in politics or city planning, and have no vested interest in either, other than just being a good citizen. Speck is a wonderful writer, and the book is simply entertaining, apart from the subject matter. It's extremely well-supported by references.

And absolutely crucial book, and a pleasure to read. My best book of 2014, so far.
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September 18, 2014 – Shelved
September 18, 2014 – Shelved as: on-deck
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September 26, 2014 – Finished Reading

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