When we think about what makes a city livable, we often think of factors like jobs, affordable housing, and a low crime rate.
But a nationally recognized urban planner says we may be missing one critical element: walkability.
Jeff Speck is in Rochester today to talk about that concept at a lecture as part of the 9th Annual Reshaping Rochester Series.
Speck is speaking tonight at the Reshaping Rochester event at 7 p.m. at the First Universalist Church of Rochester on South Clinton Avenue.
He is the author of "Walkable city: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time".
To hear an interview with Jeff Speck and WXX’s Beth Adams, click on the audio link above.