Movement

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Our dependence on cars is damaging our health – and the planet’s. Movement asks radical questions about how we approach the biggest urban problem, reflecting on the apparent successes of Dutch cities. Making our communities safer, cleaner, and greener starts with asking the fundamental question: who do our streets belong to? Although there have been experiments in decreasing traffic in city centres, and an increase in bike-friendly infrastructure in the UK, there is still a long way to go. In this enlightening and provocative book, Thalia Verkade and Marco te Brömmelstroet confront their own underlying beliefs and challenge us to rethink our ideas about transport to put people at the centre of urban design.

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We take it for granted that the streets outside out homes are designed for movement from A to B, nothing more. But what happens if we radically rethink how we use these public spaces? Could we change our lives for the better?

Our dependence on cars is damaging our health – and the planet’s. The Dutch seem to have the right idea, with thousands of bike highways, but even then, what happens to pedestrians or people who want to cycle at a more leisurely pace? What about children playing outside their homes? Or wildlife, which enriches our local areas? Why do we prioritise traffic above all else?

Making our communities safer, cleaner, and greener starts with asking the fundamental questions: who do our streets belong to, what do we use them for, and who gets to decide?

Join journalist Thalia Verkade and urban mobility expert Marco te Brömmelstroet as they confront their own underlying beliefs and challenge us to rethink our way of life to put people at the centre of urban design. But be warned: you will never look at the street outside your front door in the same way again.

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Dimensions 21 × 13.5 × 2.06 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

288

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

388.410941 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K