MTalks Cities Alive: Towards a walking world
Thu 24 Nov 2016, 6.15pm–7.15pm
Photo by Martin Saunders
With a growing urban design movement focussed on creating liveable streets, the benefits of walking as a catalyst for sustainable, healthy, prosperous and attractive cities is gaining attention. From seventy years of practice, Arup recognises that a walkable city is a better city, and that the more we all walk, the better the city is. This knowledge, underpinned by hearty amounts of research, has resulted in Cities Alive: Towards a walking world, Arup’s recent publication.
Join us at MPavilion with Dr Anne Kovachevich, Arup Australasia Foresight + Innovation Leader, to discuss the publication of this report, one which highlights the significant social, economic, environmental and political benefits of walking. Informed by specialist insight and multidisciplinary expertise from across Arup’s global offices, the publication highlights fifty benefits of walking explored across sixteen distinct indicative themes by eighty international case studies, and lists forty new actions that city leaders can consider to inform walking policy, strategy and design.
You can revisit this talk via MPavilion’s library page.
Attending this talk or listening to the recording attracts one informal continuing professional development (CPD) point for practicing architects.