What Canadian Towns Have to Teach us About Great Urbanism

When we think urbanism, we often think cities. But small towns embody many of the elements of walkability that are illegal in most places. This pictorial review offers some palatable insights.  “We talk a lot about densification and how compact, connected urbanism generates places where you can easily walk to most of your daily needs. Within these discussions, we’re often elaborating on how these sorts of livable places are healthier, wealthier, cleaner, and happier. What we talk about less is how compact neighborhoods take up less space, leave more of the hinterland wild, protect fragile ecosystems, and allow earth to more easily regenerate clean air and water supplies.”

Placeshakers via Planetizen

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