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Don't Know Your Neighbors? Blame an Urban Planner

by Adele Peters

April 27, 2013

How much traffic is on your block? The more people whizz by in cars, the fewer neighbors you're likely to know. In a classic study written up in his 1981 book Liveable Streets, Donald Appleyard explained how much a simple thing like traffic changes communities.

Original top image via Shutterstock; bottom image via Google Maps and Mark Dreger.

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