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Complete Streets: Designing to Create Connectivity at our Public Spaces

Complete Streets: Designing to Create Connectivity at our Public Spaces | The Future of Natural and Built-In Assets | Scoop.it

A street shouldn't just be about transportation, but also about civic definition and social and commercial interaction.

 

There is no better place to start using land more efficiently than with our streets, our most plentiful and visible parts of the urban commons. The recent "complete streets" movement has made a terrific contribution to getting our streets right, by insisting that they be designed so as to accommodate all users.

Connectivity is hugely important to a sustainable street network to encourage walking and shorten driving trips by making destinations more convenient. The pedestrian experience should be safe and enjoyable, and should be so perceived.

 

Other design elements to help turn streets into worthy places are:

Sidewalks with real curbs;On-street parking ;Street trees;Storefronts with elements that shelter pedestrians such as awnings, arcades, and colonnades;Buildings with windows and "other signs of human occupancy such as porches and balconies" for "eyes on the street";Design appropriate to safe motor vehicle speeds.


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Nice trend: refitting streets to create connectivity

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Top 20 Entrepreneurial Cities Around The World

Top 20 Entrepreneurial Cities Around The World | The Future of Natural and Built-In Assets | Scoop.it

Full list and more about the top 20 entrepreneurial cities around the world, take a look at the infographic.



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List of 5 Mega Cities of World by Population - The Globe Press

List of 5 Mega Cities of World by Population - The Globe Press | The Future of Natural and Built-In Assets | Scoop.it
Today the population of the world is increasing like a jungle fire. Urban areas almost covers 60% of land.
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Complete Streets: Designing to Create Connectivity at our Public Spaces

Complete Streets: Designing to Create Connectivity at our Public Spaces | The Future of Natural and Built-In Assets | Scoop.it

A street shouldn't just be about transportation, but also about civic definition and social and commercial interaction.

 

There is no better place to start using land more efficiently than with our streets, our most plentiful and visible parts of the urban commons. The recent "complete streets" movement has made a terrific contribution to getting our streets right, by insisting that they be designed so as to accommodate all users.

Connectivity is hugely important to a sustainable street network to encourage walking and shorten driving trips by making destinations more convenient. The pedestrian experience should be safe and enjoyable, and should be so perceived.

 

Other design elements to help turn streets into worthy places are:

Sidewalks with real curbs;On-street parking ;Street trees;Storefronts with elements that shelter pedestrians such as awnings, arcades, and colonnades;Buildings with windows and "other signs of human occupancy such as porches and balconies" for "eyes on the street";Design appropriate to safe motor vehicle speeds.


Via Lauren Moss
Nienke Groen's insight:

Nice trend: refitting streets to create connectivity

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Lauren Moss's curator insight, July 17, 2013 11:57 AM

Visit the article link for more details and information on the process of creating better public spaces and the elements that make for healthy, safe and vibrant communities.

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Infrastructure and Urban Development

The world urbanises at a rate of a million people per week. What challenges does this create? Is there an optimal size for a city?


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Books by Bike: Pedal-Powered Libraries Now in Five Cities | Design on GOOD

Books by Bike: Pedal-Powered Libraries Now in Five Cities | Design on GOOD | The Future of Natural and Built-In Assets | Scoop.it
Denver set up a bike-powered library last week, following similar libraries in Chicago, Portland, Tucson and Seattle.
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Simple, effective & eco-friendly

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