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High-quality walking facilities—wide sidewalks, short blocks, and safe crossings—are important elements of a movement known as new urbanism or smart growth. New urbanist development incorporates design features that promote walking, reduce vehicle speeds, and make connections among different land uses. Often, these developments use increased density to support adjacent transit and encourage community cohesion.

As more and more homebuyers are looking to live in walkable communities, specialization in this area can prove fruitful for developers. Property developers interested in walkable communities can take design exercises hosted by local governments, academic institutions, or professional organizations. Such training addresses issues such as costs, regulatory implications, and economic and social benefits.

At a more basic level, training for developers should cover required and optional improvements, incentives available for optional improvements, and general right-of-way upkeep responsibilities.

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