Think about ideal images of downtowns and village centers, and a few ideas will come to mind – thriving storefronts, neighbors bumping into each other and public places for people to gather. Author Philip Langdon might argue that's the result when we design our downtowns to be walkable.
Langdon is a Connecticut-based journalist who writes about urban planning. His new book is Within Walking Distance: Creating Livable Communities for All, which profiles six cities across the country, including Brattleboro, Vermont.
Listen to the Vermont Edition interview with Langdon above. Broadcast on Vermont Edition on Thursday, April 27, 2017.