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  • As walkable urbanism grows, more investment is necessary

    Published on July 5, 2015

    Across the country, metro areas like Washington, D.C., and Boston have been experiencing significant shifts toward walkable urbanism, particularly in this most recent real estate cycle, making these areas among the most walkable nationwide.

  • New report says Michigan short on walkable communities

    Published on July 2, 2015

    A new report indicates that Michigan trails other states in making communities more walkable. The classic suburban house with a white picket fence and a big yard was once the image of the American dream.

  • Atlanta Region Developing More Walkable Urban Places

    Published on June 26, 2015

    The Atlanta metropolitan area is bucking the trends established by its recent history of sprawling development by building a majority of its new developments as walkable urban places.

  • The WalkUP Wake-Up Call: Michigan Metros

    Published on June 25, 2015

    In the just-released WalkUP Wake-Up Call: Michigan Metros, Smart Growth America looks at development in seven Michigan metropolitan areas.

  • The WalkUP Wake-Up Call: Michigan Metros

    Published on June 25, 2015

    Walkable urban places are not just a phenomenon of coastal U.S. metropolitan areas. This report demonstrates that the market desires them in Michigan, and they are gaining traction.

  • New study shows Michigan gaining on walkability

    Published on June 24, 2015

    A new report reveals that after decades of disinvestment, walkable urban places are emerging in Michigan, with Detroit-Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids leading the way.

  • Walkable Development Is on the Rise in Michigan

    Published on June 24, 2015

    As the cradle of the car industry, Michigan built out its cities and suburbs exclusively for the automobile after WWII with a fervor that few other states could match.

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