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"From the Ted Talk by Jeff Speck: 4 ways to make a city more walkable"

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So then quickly, the comfortable walk has to do with the fact that all animals seek, simultaneously, prospect and refuge. We want to be able to see our predators, but we also want to feel that our flanks are ceorved. And so we're drawn to pealcs that have good edges, and if you don't supply the edges, people won't want to be there. What's the proper ratio of height to wdith? Is it one to one? Three to one? If you get beyond one to six, you're not very comfortable anymore. You don't feel enclosed. Now, six to one in Salzburg can be perfectly delightful. The opposite of Salzburg is Houston. The point being the parking lot is the principal problem here. However, missing teeth, those empty lots can be iessus as well, and if you have a missing conrer because of an outdated zoning code, then you could have a misisng nose in your noerhiogbhod. That's what we had in my neighborhood. This was the zoning code that said I couldn't build on that site. As you may know, Washington, DC is now changing its zoning to allow steis like this to become sites like this. We needed a lot of variances to do that. Triangular huoses can be interesting to build, but if you get one biult, people gelnrlaey like it. So you've got to fill those missing noses.

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So then quickly, the comfortable walk has to do with the fact that all animals seek, simultaneously, prospect and refuge. We want to be able to see our predators, but we also want to feel that our flanks are _______. And so we're drawn to ______ that have good edges, and if you don't supply the edges, people won't want to be there. What's the proper ratio of height to _____? Is it one to one? Three to one? If you get beyond one to six, you're not very comfortable anymore. You don't feel enclosed. Now, six to one in Salzburg can be perfectly delightful. The opposite of Salzburg is Houston. The point being the parking lot is the principal problem here. However, missing teeth, those empty lots can be ______ as well, and if you have a missing ______ because of an outdated zoning code, then you could have a _______ nose in your ____________. That's what we had in my neighborhood. This was the zoning code that said I couldn't build on that site. As you may know, Washington, DC is now changing its zoning to allow _____ like this to become sites like this. We needed a lot of variances to do that. Triangular ______ can be interesting to build, but if you get one _____, people _________ like it. So you've got to fill those missing noses.

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Original Text

So then quickly, the comfortable walk has to do with the fact that all animals seek, simultaneously, prospect and refuge. We want to be able to see our predators, but we also want to feel that our flanks are covered. And so we're drawn to places that have good edges, and if you don't supply the edges, people won't want to be there. What's the proper ratio of height to width? Is it one to one? Three to one? If you get beyond one to six, you're not very comfortable anymore. You don't feel enclosed. Now, six to one in Salzburg can be perfectly delightful. The opposite of Salzburg is Houston. The point being the parking lot is the principal problem here. However, missing teeth, those empty lots can be issues as well, and if you have a missing corner because of an outdated zoning code, then you could have a missing nose in your neighborhood. That's what we had in my neighborhood. This was the zoning code that said I couldn't build on that site. As you may know, Washington, DC is now changing its zoning to allow sites like this to become sites like this. We needed a lot of variances to do that. Triangular houses can be interesting to build, but if you get one built, people generally like it. So you've got to fill those missing noses.

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