LECTURE | Why We Need Walkable Communities with Philip Langdon
Friday, February 8, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Philip Langdon has written about the design and development of communities for more than four decades—for newspapers, newsletters, magazines, and books. His latest book, Within Walking Distance: Creating Livable Communities for All looks at how pedestrian-scale neighborhoods in American cities and towns have revived in recent years and at how the Pearl District in Portland, Oregon, became a model of mixed-use, mixed-income, transit-oriented redevelopment.
Phil’s March 1988 cover article in The Atlantic Monthly, “A Good Place to Live,” was the first major magazine article about New Urbanism—a movement aimed at designing and building walkable, mixed-use communities and helping the country become less automobile-dependent. He later expanded the Atlantic article into a 1994 book, A Better Place to Live: Reshaping the American Suburb.