Urban Planner Says Rochester Needs To Be More "Walkable"

Jan 21, 2014

Jeff Speck
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  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.