Places that Pay: Financial Benefits of the Traditional Neighborhood Model (walkable, bikable, transit-oriented, medium high to high density development) - I don't like that they call said Placemaking, that doesn't sum it up.
In a human-scale environment like this, we can save a lot of money. At a government level; we do not need to pay for the upkeep of such wide roads. At a business level; if the majority of our customers choose to walk, we also do not need to provide massive parking lots. At an individual level; if we live there and can do most of our daily needs on foot, we do not need to own a car (or a second car). That means everyone has more money to enjoy on everything else in life.
How to Nurture and Strengthen Our Urban Commons | Because we need to improve our parks and plazas if young people are to remain committed to city living and walkable suburban commons. (PHOTO: MAPEI/FLICKR) October 31, 2013 • By Kaid Benfield •