Qualitative urban geographical research should explicitly acknowledge insights gained from walking (the iterative exploration
and observation of cities on foot), which enhances local literacy and enables researchers to compare methods more explicitly.
Some urban geographers might use walking as a method, but it is rarely reported in published scholarship. This article argues
for the explicit inclusion of walking in methodological reporting for urban research. We suggest that reporting the walking that
researchers do adds rigor to research findings and should be distinguished from research where this practice is absent, we report
on international experiences using walking in combination with other methods, and we conclude with a proposal for comparable
urban geographic walking practices. Key Words: qualitative methods, qualitative validity, urban geography, walking.