"Conventional suburbs are overbuilt and out of favor. In cities and suburbs alike, walkable neighborhoods linked by train are the future. Here’s how a new network of privately funded rail lines can make that future come to pass more quickly and cheaply—and help reinvigorate housing and the economy."
One of the plenary speakers at Trailnet's Livable St. Louis Conference, Chris Leinberger, just published an article in the Atlantic Monthly about the walkable future of American cities. Leinberger is a land-use strategist, author, developer, and researcher who is currently a fellow at the Brookings Institution. The article talks about the link between trains, regional walkability, housing, and the role that developers can play to kick-start the shift towards livable communities.
To read the article, click here.
To read a transcript of a conversation with Chris Leinberger, click here.