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Some readings chosen by Urban Geography students to provide context for walkability at Fairmont State University and region.
The City of Fairmont Comprehensive Plan ( 2018) Walkability Section: (p.58-61)
Mitchell Schwarzer, “Downtown: A Short History of American Urban Exceptionalism,” Places Journal, February 2016.
Sharon Zukin (1996) The Cultures of Cities.(book)
MDP SmartGrowth Manager. (2015, December 8). How Colleges are Stepping Up Campus Walkability.
Return on Investment (ROI) of Walkablity
Speck, J. (2013). Walkable city: how downtown can save America, one step at a time . Farrar , Straus , and Giroux .
Loh, T. H., & Leinberger, C. B. (2019, July 12). The economic power of walkability in metro areas.
Site design for multifamily housing : creating livable, connected neighborhoods (book)
Boyle, A., Barrilleaux, C., & Scheller, D. (2014). Does walkability influence housing prices? Social Science Quarterly, 95(3), 852-867. doi:10.1111/ssqu.12065
HEALTH AND SAFETY
Walking : connecting sustainable transport with health
Schneider, B., Schneider, B., & CityLab. (2019, December 27). Imagining a More Walkable Downtown Brooklyn.
"Benefits of Trails." Rails to Trails Conservancy.