Jeff Speck

Jeff Speck is the co-author of the landmark bestseller Suburban Nation and Walkable City, and an urban planner who advocates internationally for more livable cities. As the former director of design at the National Endowment for the Arts, he oversaw the Mayors’ Institute on City Design, where he worked with dozens of American mayors on their most pressing city planning challenges. He leads a design practice based in Boston. His TEDTalks and YouTube videos have been viewed more than five million times.

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Jeff Speck on CNBC

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Jun. 24, 2023

CNBC talked with urban planner Jeff Speck about how cities like New York City and London can become more walkable, livable, and affordable.

Permalink | Posted on Jun 24, 2023 at 5:58 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Jeff Speck Op-ed in The Hill

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Feb. 11, 2023

In an op-ed published in The Hill today, Walkable City author Jeff explains why Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg’s new $800 million Safer Streets program won’t succeed if civil engineers continue to design roads that are deadly for pedestrians and cyclists.

Permalink | Posted on Feb 11, 2023 at 8:19 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

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