New Report: Americans Want Walkable Neighborhoods

Americans Want Walkable Neighborhoods

A new report released by Regional Plan Association details the growing demand for walkable neighborhoods, and the roadblocks to creating housing in these neighborhoods.

In a recent survey by Urban Land Institute, 50 percent of people said that walkability is either the top or a high priority in where they would choose to live. A Brookings Institution study concluded that convenient, amenity-rich communities are economically appealing, and that the walkability of an area increases the per-foot price of commercial and residential spaces. This study also found that 63 percent of millennials would prefer to live where they do not need a car often.