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WalkScore to Obama: Here's What You Should Do About Cities
Julia Levitt, 12 Nov 08
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The team at WalkScore just launched this new site, where people can suggest -- and vote on -- policy priorities for Obama's proposed Office of Urban Policy (which we posted about earlier today).

According to David Goldberg at Transportation for America, the Office of Urban Policy "is conceived as something of a supercabinet position that potentially could coordinate policy among the Department of Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, environment, public health and other arenas."

Currently, the top-ranking suggestions include:

• Invest in a world-class rail network

• Change zoning laws to promote walkable development

• End subsidies for car-dependent development

• Create more financing opportunities for mixed-use development

To read more about these and other cutting-edge ideas for developing walkable, livable cities of the future, check out these posts from the Worldchanging archives:

Cities of the Future, Today

My Other Car is a Bright Green City

Discussions for a Walkable Seattle (from Worldchanging Seattle)

Thanks to Streetsblog Editor Sarah Goodyear for sending this tip our way!

Photo credit: flickr/scottpartee, Creative Commons license.

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