Ruth L. Steiner

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Ruth L. Steiner, who received a Ph.D. in City and Regional planning at UC-Berkeley, is Assistant Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Florida, Gainesville (

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Ruth L. Steiner

The New Urbanist goal to create pedestrian-friendly transit villages is hard to criticize. Transit villages promise reduced traffic congestion and heightened quality of life. Their formula is simple: Create clusters of houses, shops, jobs, and social services amidst neighborhoods where transit riders and pedestrians outnumber drivers.

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