Walk Score best neighborhoods ratings (and problems with relying on "data" for ratings)
The Takoma Park Patch alerts us to the fact that "Takoma Park Rated Most Walkable City in Maryland" which encourages us to look at the Walk Score website, which I haven't done for awhile.
-- How Can I Find and Help Build a Walkable Community? - Dan Burden
-- Eleven Principles for Creating Great Community Places (Project for Public Spaces)
-- 10 Principles for Successful Squares (PPS)
-- Trans-Formation: Recreating Transit-Oriented Neighborhood Centers in DC: Design Handbook -- this DC Office of Planning publication is out of print but is still an excellent overview of the principles of how historically, transit was leveraged to create neighborhoods and commercial districts. The principles are universal, and the handbook explains why development followed particularly patterns and defines and explains the principles. It's an excellent primer for understanding how TOD should work.