Many elements factor into a city’s sustainability. The economy, the quality of life for its citizens, the culture, and the potential for growth all affect a city’s lifespan. It’s easy to overlook how walkability contributes to a sustainable city, but these two qualities can make a small city prosperous and turn a large city into a true treasure. To illustrate this point, let’s compare two US cities and their walkability.
New York City, New York is the most walkable city in the country and an internationally recognized center of urbanity and financial might. Boise, Idaho, by contrast, is a smallish city in a mostly rural state that is moving towards cultural and economic significance in the West. What walkability lessons can NYC offer Boise in terms of sustainability? Article continues at thisbigcity.net