“Foot Traffic Ahead 2016” comes out on June 14. Which metros will be on top?


Across the country, demand is growing for walkable neighborhoods. Which cities are well-positioned to meet that demand, and which will miss the boat?

We asked these questions two years ago in Foot Traffic Ahead: Ranking Walkable Urbanism in America’s Largest Metros. That report, released in conjunction with the Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis at the George Washington University School of Business, outlined which of the country’s metro areas are the most walkable today and which have the most potential to be walkable in the future.

Next month we’re going to revisit these questions and provide updated analysis in Foot Traffic Ahead 2016. Coming out on June 14, this brand new research will provide unparalleled insights into current and future smart growth development, including the latest rankings of the top 30 walkable urban places (or “WalkUPs”) in the nation’s largest metro areas based on their current and future commercial real estate metrics. Sign up to get your copy when the report comes out next month:

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The race is on to capture market demand for walkable urban development, and metropolitan areas across the country have ramped up their efforts to unleash the economic potential of walkable urbanism in their communities. Sign up today to be the first to find out which metropolitan areas have pulled ahead since 2014, and which have successfully laid the groundwork for future growth.

P.S. — Foot Traffic Ahead 2016 will be officially released at the LOCUS National Leadership Summit, taking place in Boston, MA on June 14. Be in the room when the report is released by registering to attend the Summit in person >>

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    2 Responses to “Foot Traffic Ahead 2016” comes out on June 14. Which metros will be on top?

    1. Rolly I. says:

      I wanted to add that in addition to the economic benefits of the walkable urban places, there are also environmental and physical fitness benefits to be derived from these walkup places. Walkable urban places will help reduce the carbon emission and pollution in the urban places as less people will have to engage in driving. Another important benefit is the promotion of physical fitness. One thing that we constantly need in order to remain physically fit is exercise. People rarely have or make out time for exercise. Walking is a great physical exercise, and these walkable places will encourage more people to engage in walking. This will tremendously promote healthy living as it makes it easily possible for people to engage in physical excise. Walkable urban places will not only bring economic benefits but also environmental and physical fitness benefits as well, therefore creating walkable urban places is a step in the right direction.
      This year’s LOCUS National Leadership Summit taking place in Boston, MA should not only focus on the economic potentials but also highlight the environmental and physical fitness benefits that will help create better communities.

    2. Barbara says:

      Today is June 21! Where is the report?

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