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What a 2-Year-Old Can Teach Us about City Planning

Eric Feldman, an Urban Planner with firm Rhodeside and Harwell, observed that while walking down a Capitol Hill, D.C. street with his two-year-old, one could learn a lot about pedestrian-oriented development just by "thinking about the 34-inch perspective." Slowing down his pace to match the distracted wanderings of his toddler "didn't just give him a better appreciation for the streetscape. Because their journey was supposedly aimed at a destination — the park — he began thinking about the value of the walk itself. 'The journey was the destination,' he says." [Next City]