The Popsicle and Halloween Tests

What Makes a Place Livable?

If an 8-year-old kid can safely go somewhere to buy a popsicle, and get back home before it melts, chances are it’s a neighborhood that works. Note that there’s no planning jargon in there: nothing explicitly about mixed uses, or connected streets, or sidewalks, or traffic calming, or enough density to put eyes on the street. But, if you think about it, it’s all there.

Read The Popsicle and Halloween Tests: What Makes a Place Livable? at the Atlantic.


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