Jeff Speck has spent his career as a city planner and architectural designer determining what makes a city work, and he has boiled it down to one essential factor: walkability. For urban life to thrive, he says, cities must prioritize pedestrians over cars and develop vibrant and appealing downtowns. Making all of this happen is relatively easy and cheap; seeing what needs to be done is the trick. Speck, co-author of the landmark bestseller Suburban Nation and author of the new Walkable City, offers insight into what urban planners actually do and how cities can and do change, laying out a practical—and eminently achievable—vision of how to make our cities work. Presented as part of the Town Hall Civic series, with Elliott Bay Book Company. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True/Brown Foundation.