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MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN, USA (December 12, 2005) -- December Communications, Inc. announces the expansion of its Places reference site, <http://www.december.com/places/>, to include a section specific to issues of pedestrian-oriented walkability.

The "People Places" section, <http://www.december.com/places/people/>, includes information about pedestrian-oriented places, enabled by transit, which are pleasant and healthy locations to live, work, shop, and play.

The pages are an outgrowth of existing work on the Places section where information about urban areas is presented and John December's Live Simple book which catalogues specific tactics for living a more simple life. John December said of this new section, "I present this information because I hope that people-oriented places for walking and transit become more prevalent in the United States and throughout the world."

The information presented in the People Places section includes:

  • News: Article feeds and links to periodicals or blogs about people places issues.
  • Views: Ideas or opinion pieces about improving people-oriented places.
  • Cases: Accounts of actual, operating places that support people-orientation.
  • Books: Books and notes about urban studies and criticism, history, planning, architecture, transportation, and cultural geography.
  • Links: Web sites about human mobility, transportation, and urban concepts.
  • Terms: Vocabulary words and links to glossaries showing areas of interest.
  • Facts: Perspective on making places more friendly for people, with citation links.

John December, President of December Communications, Inc., is editor of HTML Station, and publisher and editor of Computer-Mediated Communication Magazine and author of previously published paper books about the Internet, including The World Wide Web Unleashed and Presenting Java.


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