The Walkable City by Jeff Speck

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How do we solve the problem of the suburbs? Urbanist Jeff Speck shows how we can free ourselves from dependence on the car -- which he calls "a gas-belching, time-wasting, life-threatening prosthetic device" -- by making our cities more walkable and more pleasant for more people.

TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference. Published on Oct 14, 2013

Mr. Speck talks about Portland, Oregon and it's early (1970's) commitment to bicycles and walkability. He has spoken in Portland, Oregon and remains a strong supporter of Portland's "new way."

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EarthSayersJeff Speck
OrganizationsJeff Speck and Associates; TED
EarthSayers RatingHighly recommended
CountryUnited States
Member of Special CollectionPortland Sustainability Leaders
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