We help communities reinvent streets, neighborhoods, towns and cities for people, not for cars.
Why Walkability is Important
We were made to walk. Walking is the oldest and most basic form of transportation. Today, we have engineered natural movement out of many streets and communities, where people walking, bicycling or using transit are an afterthought.
Walkability is a major component of livability, or the quality of life a place fosters. The built environment impacts health, well-being and happiness—either positively or negatively. Walkable communities are designed around the human, specifically the human foot, and are a reflection of the care, collaboration and forward-thinking of citizens and civic leaders to create equitable access to the places we live, go to work, school, shop and play.
We Help Communities ‘Get Back on Their Feet’
Led by Blue Zones Director of Innovation and Inspiration Dan Burden, a national expert in redesigning people-first cities, we help communities reinvent streets, neighborhoods and towns.
Our Method: A People-Centered Approach
Blue Zones helps reinvent neighborhoods, streets, towns and cities by engaging a diverse group of professionals, elected leaders and community leaders to develop a game plan for first fixing the roads, then cultivating a more communal atmosphere surrounding each travel route, and ultimately adding to adjacent property values and overall economic growth.
Blue Zones supports communities on process—civic participation and decision-making go hand-in-hand—to build a shared vision and blueprint toward a healthier, resilient, prosperous human habitat; we don’t just plan and design, we help communities get breakthrough model projects on the ground, engaging a diverse group of professionals, elected leaders and communities leaders to develop a game plan for first fixing the roads, then cultivating a more communal atmosphere surrounding each travel route, and ultimately adding to adjacent property values and overall economic growth.
Contact us for more information about the Built Environment improvement work that Blue Zones does in communities around the world.