Pedestrian Space is a media, research and advocacy project established to explore issues of walkability and sustainable urbanism.
Our work aims to explore, document and share the benefits of pedestrian-oriented developments via case studies, literature review, media research, historic archives, interviews and observation.
We operate from an interdisciplinary approach to “walkability” and through the lens of multiple issues related to pedestrianization and urbanism including:
- Urban planning: Development of sustainable cities
- Mobility equity: Access for all users
- Children & the City: Safe movement, access to play spaces & more
- Transportation planning: Development of physical infrastructure and network for pedestrian movement
- Local Economy: Effect of pedestrianization plans on local economy
- Health: Benefits of walking for physical and mental health, on an individual as well as community level
- Preservation: Protection of historic neighborhoods and built environment via pedestrianization
- Environmental Psychology: Cultural, social and spatial influences on walkability mindsets
- Environmental Protection: Sustainability goals as a central feature in many car-free initiatives
At the heart of this all is the interest in and commitment to the development of healthy, liveable and sustainable communities. That is the intention at the core of our media advocacy as well as research questions and goals.