Walk This Way: The Economic Promise of Walkable Neighborhoods in Metropolitan Washington, D.C
This study seeks to establish an operational definition of walkable urban places that lays out observable, measurable factors that characterize them. It also seeks to develop a valid and reliable set of economic and social equity performance metrics that create a framework for stakeholders to consider the development of walkable urban places where most appropriate and applicable.
The study also sought to understand the differences between regional-serving and local-serving places, as they are thought to play different but complementary roles in promoting sustainable, economic growth in metropolitan areas. The Washington D.C. metropolitan area, which previous research identified as having a high number of walkable places per capita, serves as the focal place.