Creating walkable, urban, human-centered neighborhoods in the Granary District.
There's a great article in the New York Times about the repercussions of our nation's development pattern over the last 50+ years.
One of the more interesting statistics, is "In 1974, 66 percent of all children walked or biked to school By 2000, that number had dropped to 13 percent."
“Children who grow up in suburbia can’t meet their life needs without getting a ride somewhere,” Dr. Jackson said. “The average teen in suburbia says it’s boring.”
The Gran's transformation into a walkable, compact, mixed-use neighborhood will help push those numbers back towards 1971's :) I look forward to the day when I walk my kid to school in the Gran!
How does the built environment effect your daily life, and what would you like to see implemented in the Gran that would increase your quality of life?
You can read the full article here.