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The walkable city

27 Mar 2014 Milad Moodi
Jeff Speck shows how we can free ourselves from dependence on the car -- which he calls "a gas-belching, time-wasting, life-threatening prosthetic device" -- by making our cities more walkable and more pleasant for more people.

About speaker

Jeff Speck is a city planner and urban designer who, through writing, lectures, and built work, advocates internationally for smart growth and sustainable design. Read more about him.

useful language

advocate:  someone who publicly supports someone or something
corporation:  a big company, or a group of companies acting together as a single organization
contribute:  to help to make something happen
dominate:  to control someone or something or to have more importance than other people or things
criteria:  standards that you use to judge something or make a decision about something
phenomenon:  something that happens or exists in society, science, or nature, especially something that is studied because it is difficult to understand
sustainability:  ability to continue without causing damage to the environment
function:  the purpose that something has, or the job that someone or something does
take sth for granted:  assume that something is true without questioning it
instituted:  to introduce or start a system, rule, legal process etc 

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