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DO WE DARE CREATE A DIFFERENT MODEL?
PROBABLY 300 YEARS FROM NOW PEOPLE WILL WONDER HOW WE LIVED IN SUCH TERRIBLE CITIES AS WE HAVE TODAY, WHERE CHILDREN GROW ...
Quality of Life is a goal in itself. But it is also critical in the “knowledge economy”, for retaining and attracting High...
It is very simple to have a city with great quality of life: It only has to be designed for people, much more than for car...
If a city is good for children and old people, by themselves, it will be good for everybody else.
WHAT EQUALITY IN POST-COMMUNISM SOCIETY?  THE WAY WE BUILD AND ORGANIZE CITIES CAN POWERFULLY CONTRIBUTE TO SOCIAL JUSTICE.
PUBLIC GOOD MUST PREVAIL OVER PRIVATE INTEREST
WE CANNOT DESIGN AN URBAN TRANSPORT SYSTEM UNLESS WE KNOW WHAT KIND OF A CITY WE WANT.   CITY VISION
Do we have a clear vision of the city where you would want your children to grow? How far should a child grow from a park,...
CITY VISION VS
The friendlier to cars a city is, the less humane it becomes.
PUBLIC SPACE
For 5,000 years all city streets were pedestrian URBAN LIFE IN THE PAST
URBAN LIFE IN THE PAST 以前的城市生活
URBAN LIFE IN THE PAST
Over the last 80 years we have been making cities  much  more for cars mobility than for children’s happiness.   PUBLIC SP...
When cars appeared we should have started to build a parallel road network: One for cars and the other exclusively pedestr...
Why all streets for motor vehicles?  Why not design a city where half the streets be for pedestrians and bicycles only?.  ...
This is one of the streets in an  European city that was reclaimed for pedestrians only
… reclaimed…
… reclaimed …
In Bogotá the Porvenir Promenade, an 18 km pedestrian street was built through many neighborhoods that did not even have p...
EL PORVENIR PROMENADE
ALAMEDA EL PORVENIR
ALAMEDA EL PORVENIR
ALAMEDA EL PORVENIR
Through poor areas and where the city has not yet been built  EL PORVENIR PROMENADE
EL PORVENIR PROMENADE
EL PORVENIR PROMENADE
PUBLIC SPACE Why is public space important in a city with many other problems? It is during leisure times that income diff...
 
Cars on sidewalks or parking bays where there should be sidewalks  suggest that citizens with cars are more important than...
 
 
Before After PUBLIC SPACE
PUBLIC SPACE
PUBLIC SPACE Parking is not a constitutional right. Governments should not allow pedestrian spaces to be used for parking ...
PUBLIC SPACE Sidewalks are not simply for getting from one place to another. They are for walking aimlessly, talking, play...
People like to be and to meet in public spaces. When shopping malls replace public space as a meeting place for citizens, ...
 
PUBLIC SPACE
PUBLIC SPACE
The quantity and quality of a pedestrian public space is one mark of a civilized city. PUBLIC SPACE
PUBLIC SPACE
In our daily life we may be separated by income and hierarchies, but in public space we meet as equals. PUBLIC SPACE
No mayor will be much loved or remembered for having built a highway. Instead, he-she who creates  a quality pedestrian sp...
Roads and most things Governments do, are a MEANS to an end.  PUBLIC PEDESTRIAN SPACE IS AN END IN ITSELF.  It is not a me...
Waterfronts, specially in cities, are special, magic and unique.   PUBLIC SPACE: WATERFRONTS
Hudson River, New York
Guayaquil, Ecuador
Battery Park, New York
Waterfronts should have public pedestrian infrastructure separated from roads by buildings PUBLIC SPACE: WATERFRONTS
London
London
Bonn
Traffic engineers like to build roads next to waterfronts because there are few intersections. But many cities regret deep...
Car-Free Day in Paris
París
Boston
Boston
Boston
TOURISM IS PEDESTRIAN
TOURISM IS PEDESTRIAN
TOURISM  IS PEDESTRIAN
If a city wants to attract tourists, it has to have great quality public pedestrian spaces. TOURISM IS PEDESTRIAN
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    1. 1. DO WE DARE CREATE A DIFFERENT MODEL?
    2. 2. PROBABLY 300 YEARS FROM NOW PEOPLE WILL WONDER HOW WE LIVED IN SUCH TERRIBLE CITIES AS WE HAVE TODAY, WHERE CHILDREN GROW IN TERROR OF CARS
    3. 3. Quality of Life is a goal in itself. But it is also critical in the “knowledge economy”, for retaining and attracting Highly Qualified and Creative Individuals. Competitiveness and Quality of Life
    4. 4. It is very simple to have a city with great quality of life: It only has to be designed for people, much more than for cars.
    5. 5. If a city is good for children and old people, by themselves, it will be good for everybody else.
    6. 6. WHAT EQUALITY IN POST-COMMUNISM SOCIETY? THE WAY WE BUILD AND ORGANIZE CITIES CAN POWERFULLY CONTRIBUTE TO SOCIAL JUSTICE.
    7. 7. PUBLIC GOOD MUST PREVAIL OVER PRIVATE INTEREST
    8. 8. WE CANNOT DESIGN AN URBAN TRANSPORT SYSTEM UNLESS WE KNOW WHAT KIND OF A CITY WE WANT. CITY VISION
    9. 9. Do we have a clear vision of the city where you would want your children to grow? How far should a child grow from a park, a football field, a pedestrian only street? CITY VISION
    10. 10. CITY VISION VS
    11. 11. The friendlier to cars a city is, the less humane it becomes.
    12. 12. PUBLIC SPACE
    13. 13. For 5,000 years all city streets were pedestrian URBAN LIFE IN THE PAST
    14. 14. URBAN LIFE IN THE PAST 以前的城市生活
    15. 15. URBAN LIFE IN THE PAST
    16. 16. Over the last 80 years we have been making cities much more for cars mobility than for children’s happiness. PUBLIC SPACE
    17. 17. When cars appeared we should have started to build a parallel road network: One for cars and the other exclusively pedestrian. URBAN LIFE IN THE PAST
    18. 18. Why all streets for motor vehicles? Why not design a city where half the streets be for pedestrians and bicycles only?. PUBLIC SPACE
    19. 19. This is one of the streets in an European city that was reclaimed for pedestrians only
    20. 20. … reclaimed…
    21. 21. … reclaimed …
    22. 22. In Bogotá the Porvenir Promenade, an 18 km pedestrian street was built through many neighborhoods that did not even have pavement in their streets. It was a project for the people, not the motor vehicles. PUBLIC SPACE
    23. 23. EL PORVENIR PROMENADE
    24. 24. ALAMEDA EL PORVENIR
    25. 25. ALAMEDA EL PORVENIR
    26. 26. ALAMEDA EL PORVENIR
    27. 27. Through poor areas and where the city has not yet been built EL PORVENIR PROMENADE
    28. 28. EL PORVENIR PROMENADE
    29. 29. EL PORVENIR PROMENADE
    30. 30. PUBLIC SPACE Why is public space important in a city with many other problems? It is during leisure times that income differences are felt more acutely. While higher income citizens have access to large houses, clubs, country houses, vacations, lower income citizens only alternative to television is public pedestrian space.
    31. 32. Cars on sidewalks or parking bays where there should be sidewalks suggest that citizens with cars are more important than those who don’t have them. PUBLIC SPACE
    32. 35. Before After PUBLIC SPACE
    33. 36. PUBLIC SPACE
    34. 37. PUBLIC SPACE Parking is not a constitutional right. Governments should not allow pedestrian spaces to be used for parking and no public funds should be used for parking facilities.
    35. 38. PUBLIC SPACE Sidewalks are not simply for getting from one place to another. They are for walking aimlessly, talking, playing,enjoying the city.
    36. 39. People like to be and to meet in public spaces. When shopping malls replace public space as a meeting place for citizens, it is an symptom that a city is ill PUBLIC SPACE
    37. 41. PUBLIC SPACE
    38. 42. PUBLIC SPACE
    39. 43. The quantity and quality of a pedestrian public space is one mark of a civilized city. PUBLIC SPACE
    40. 44. PUBLIC SPACE
    41. 45. In our daily life we may be separated by income and hierarchies, but in public space we meet as equals. PUBLIC SPACE
    42. 46. No mayor will be much loved or remembered for having built a highway. Instead, he-she who creates a quality pedestrian space is long remembered. PUBLIC SPACE
    43. 47. Roads and most things Governments do, are a MEANS to an end. PUBLIC PEDESTRIAN SPACE IS AN END IN ITSELF. It is not a means to eventual better life. It is quality of life in itself, and yields happiness for generations and generations. PUBLIC SPACE
    44. 48. Waterfronts, specially in cities, are special, magic and unique. PUBLIC SPACE: WATERFRONTS
    45. 49. Hudson River, New York
    46. 50. Guayaquil, Ecuador
    47. 51. Battery Park, New York
    48. 52. Waterfronts should have public pedestrian infrastructure separated from roads by buildings PUBLIC SPACE: WATERFRONTS
    49. 53. London
    50. 54. London
    51. 55. Bonn
    52. 56. Traffic engineers like to build roads next to waterfronts because there are few intersections. But many cities regret deeply having built motor-car roads next to their waterfronts. PUBLIC SPACE: WATERFRONTS
    53. 57. Car-Free Day in Paris
    54. 58. París
    55. 59. Boston
    56. 60. Boston
    57. 61. Boston
    58. 62. TOURISM IS PEDESTRIAN
    59. 63. TOURISM IS PEDESTRIAN
    60. 64. TOURISM IS PEDESTRIAN
    61. 65. If a city wants to attract tourists, it has to have great quality public pedestrian spaces. TOURISM IS PEDESTRIAN
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