The value of your footsteps

Visit different cities and you’ll immediately notice something—life proceeds at different paces. Inhabitants of some souther cities saunter slowly, while people in other places like New York City practically run at a rat-a-tat rate. Eric Jaffe covers research for the Atlantic Cities that links different walking paces to economic activity.

For the aurally inclined, don’t miss this Radiolab episode on the metabolism of cities.

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