Planners want to make bases more ‘walkable’Posted: May 19, 2012
By Sean Reilly
Published: May 19, 2012
At military installations, suburban-style sprawl is out and walkable communities are in, under new Defense Department planning guidelines released Thursday.
The guidelines call for “compact development” that incorporates mass transit and a mix of residential housing close to shops and other businesses. Energy conservation is a key goal; trees and other greenery should be considered as well.