New York is the densest and most walkable city in the country. But just a few, relatively small walkable urban places—or WalkUPs—are responsible for an outsize percentage of the region’s population, employment, and GDP.
How do these WalkUps compare economically and socially to the region’s drivable suburban communities? What challenges will New York’s WalkUPs likely face over the next 20 years, and what can policymakers do to address them?
On April 4, 2017, the George Washington University’s Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis (CREUA) will answer these questions when they release The WalkUP Wake UP Call: Metro New York City. The report will include for the very first time a nearly 100 percent census of all real estate in the New York metro area as well as an analysis of growth trends in the region.
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The New York research will be the latest in the series of WalkUP reports. Previous reports have looked at walkable urban places in the country’s major metro areas, Michigan, Boston, Atlanta, and Washington, DC.
The WalkUP Wake Up Call: Metro New York City will be released at an in-person event at the World Trade Center on April 4. Smart Growth America is proud to be the policy partner on the release of this new research.
New York City is unique, but has lessons for any community interested in walkable urban development. Sign up to get your copy of the report when it comes out.