Designing Cities for People. Social, Environmental and Psychological Sustainability

Starting with a discussion on the central theme of walking and its relevance within culture and history, the book depicts and analyses walking routes within cities, and their relevance to human experience, health and sustainability. The authors explore facets of spatial design such as urban dynamism; urban experience; wayfinding; urban rooms; and urban walls and discuss how these strategies answer the question faced by every spatial planner today--how to create sustainable cities. The authors argue that integral to this question is the individual's need to better relate to the city, and that truly sustainable cities can only be achieved by promoting pedestrian and cyclist urban cultures that marginalize the use of cars, produce less pollution, encourage human contact, and maintain healthier lifestyles whilst contributing to a safer and richer urban life. Spaces achieving these features become more sustainable for individuals and communities- leading to happier, healthier and more humane cities.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: 240p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01110020
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9781844074914
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 28 2008 8:58PM