Measuring Urban Design Qualities: An Illustrated Field Manual

Reid Ewing, Otto Clemente, Susan Handy, et al. (2005)

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This manual is the product of nearly a year and a half of research on urban design qualities related to walkability. It builds on a growing body of evidence that links the built environment to active living.

This manual will provide a qualitative introduction to several key urban design qualities from the urban design literature, and then will provide guidance on how to objectively measure each quality for a typical street.

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Measuring Urban Design Qualities Scoring Sheet