Just finished Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time by Jeff Speck and would highly recommend it to anyone with even a marginal interest in city planning and design. This book very much champions the car-free urban lifestyle that I’ve been practicing for the last 5 years and I have to be honest and say that some of the satisfaction for me came in hearing my own life choices affirmed 🙂 That aside, the book offers some really interesting insights into what factors effect both a city’s economy and the quality of life experienced by its residents. Speck’s writing is approachable and easily digestible, even for those with no prior knowledge of or connection to urban planning. Since I started reading this book I’ve found myself looking at my own city and others with an entirely new perspective. Walkable City get 5 stars from me!