Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Monday, June 25, 2012

10 Cities Where You Can Retire Without A Car

An article from "The Street" website.

The cities:

1.  New York City
2.  San Francisco
3.  Boston
4.  Washington, DC
5.  Philadelphia
6.  Chicago
7.  Seattle
8.  Miami
9.  Baltimore
10. Portland, OR

Personally, I don't see how Baltimore beats out Portland.  A big difference between the two cities in my opinion is that Portland has strong local commercial districts and grocery stores (Fred Meyer, Trader Joes, etc.) dispersed throughout the city (and McMenamins taverns plus movie theaters in commercial districts too are an added bonus).  Plus the streetcar and light rail cover more parts of Portland than streetcar and subway cover in Baltimore.

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