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WalkScore Your Neighborhood

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WalkScore

Gotta love WalkScore! This website has been around for a while, but keeps adding new features. Enter any address and get its pedestrian-friendliness rating. My neighborhood? “Car-dependent.” Now I can agree or disagree with this rating, Tweet it, post on Facebook, etc. Better still, I get a list of amenities in the area. Another feature allows you to search for rentals in a city or neighborhood, and then see what’s nearby. Of course there’s a mobile app. And then there’s WalkScore Professional, with a host of add-ons including WalkScore APIs, Travel Time API, and Walkability research, among others. Check it out: www.walkscore.com.

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green building consultant; owner/founder, Design AVEnues LLC

Ann V. Edminster, M. Arch., LEED AP, is a leading green building consultant, speaker, teacher, and author. Her recent work and award-winning book, Energy Free: Homes for a Small Planet, focus on net-zero energy homes. Ann has taught for groups including AIA, USGBC, Pacific Gas & Electric, and Southern California Edison. Ann’s consulting clients include major builders, software companies, design firms, developers, public agencies, utilities, investors, and homeowners. She has held key roles on numerous award-winning residential projects of all types.

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