Brent Toderian: Does Your Neighbourhood Pass ‘Trick-Or-Treat’ Test?


Great neighbourhoods for trick-or-treating also tend to be great neighborhoods for families everyday:

Tree-lined streets designed for walkers more than speeding cars.

Enough density and community completeness, to activate what I call “the power of nearness” – everything you need, nearby.

Good visual surveillance through doors and stoops, windows (and I don’t mean windows in garages), porches and “eyes on the street.”

Connected, legible streets that let you “read” the neighbourhood easily -grids tend to be good for this, but other patterns work too.

All of these are great for trick-or-treating, and equally great for walkable, healthy, economically resilient communities year-round.

via Brent Toderian: Does Your Neighbourhood Pass 'Trick-Or-Treat' Test?.

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Posted on October 30, 2012, in Children, Neighborhoods and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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