Jeff Speck describes the safe, comfortable, interesting, useful walk. Why is it important to invest in walkable communities? What are the characteristics of walkability, and how can we get started?

Jeff Speck is a leading expert on walkability and urban planning. He recently published the book Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America One Step at a Time, and was the coauthor of influential texts including the Smart Growth Manual and Suburban Nation.

Enjoy this lecture from the 2013 Placemaking Conference in Norman, Oklahoma, hosted by The University of Oklahoma Institute for Quality Communities on April 3, 2013.

This presentation is also available on iTunes U.