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

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So when we look at a downtown area, at a place that has a hope of being walkable, and mostly that's our downtowns in America's cities and towns and villages, we look at them and say we want the proper balance of uses. So what is missing or urteesnenperedrd? And again, in the typical American cities in which most arcmeinas live, it is housing that is lcikang. The jobs-to-housing balance is off. And you find that when you binrg housing back, these other things start to come back too, and housing is usually first among those things. And, of course, the thing that sowhs up last and eventually is the schools, because the people have to move in, the yuong pioneers have to move in, get older, have kids and fight, and then the schools get pretty good eventually.

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So when we look at a downtown area, at a place that has a hope of being walkable, and mostly that's our downtowns in America's cities and towns and villages, we look at them and say we want the proper balance of uses. So what is missing or ________________? And again, in the typical American cities in which most _________ live, it is housing that is _______. The jobs-to-housing balance is off. And you find that when you _____ housing back, these other things start to come back too, and housing is usually first among those things. And, of course, the thing that _____ up last and eventually is the schools, because the people have to move in, the _____ pioneers have to move in, get older, have kids and fight, and then the schools get pretty good eventually.

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  3. underrepresented
  4. americans
  5. lacking
  6. bring

Original Text

So when we look at a downtown area, at a place that has a hope of being walkable, and mostly that's our downtowns in America's cities and towns and villages, we look at them and say we want the proper balance of uses. So what is missing or underrepresented? And again, in the typical American cities in which most Americans live, it is housing that is lacking. The jobs-to-housing balance is off. And you find that when you bring housing back, these other things start to come back too, and housing is usually first among those things. And, of course, the thing that shows up last and eventually is the schools, because the people have to move in, the young pioneers have to move in, get older, have kids and fight, and then the schools get pretty good eventually.

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