Billet de blog : Six Big Questions From the Walking and the Life of the City Symposium

Sur le site de PPS, project for public spaces [nonprofit planning, design and educational organization dedicated to helping people create and sustain public spaces that build stronger communities], on peut lire ce billet qui revient sur un colloque dédié à la marche en ville « Walking and the Life of the City Symposium » qui a eu lieu le 7 juin à New-York. Rappelons que les objectifs de PPS sont largement inspirés des travaux de W Whythe, étudié par Laure.

“Walking: It’s What You Do Once You’ve Parked Your Car…”
Or so lamented Traffic author Tom Vanderbilt, in his keynote address at last week’s Walking and the Life of the City Symposium, organized by the NYU Wagner School’s Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management. Vanderbiltset the morning’s theme by charting the history of walking from its criminalization with the first jaywalking laws in 1915, to its sharp fall from public favor in the 1970s following a spike in vehicle miles traveled (VMT), changes in land use (widened streets, trees removed between roads and sidewalks), and the popularization of our favorite modern conveniences, like drive-throughs and escalators. lire la suite


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Chargée de ressources documentaires Equipe Cresson - UMR Ambiances Architectures Urbanités - Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Grenoble. Veille également sur Scoop-it : http://www.scoop.it/t/le-cresson-veille-et-recherche

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