Founder & Editor of pedestrianspace.org: Annika Lundkvist
Ph.D. Student, Institute of Geography & Spatial Organization, Polish Academy of Sciences
Research Fellow, The Schumacher Institute
Co-Founder & Co-Director at Urban Transit Lab
Ph.D. Student Consultant, EIT Urban Mobility
Founder & Co-Facilitator of the Global Walkability Correspondents Network
Associate Member, Centre for Spatial, Environmental and Cultural Politics at University of Brighton
Annika is a sustainable urbanism specialist with a Master’s in Spatial Planning & Built Environment. Approaching issues of urbanism, mobility, environment and spatial development from a transdisciplinary perspective, she is always enthusiastic to employ a holistic approach as well as learn from and amplify best practices globally. Her mobility work highlights the many dimensions of enhancing walkability in communities, including the importance of quality, accessible and affordable public transportation, the myriad public health benefits and relationship to climate action. Central in her approach is collaborating with various actors across communities, including municipal agencies, stakeholders, community organizations, institutions and the public.
Read more about her personal connection to issues of walkability here.
In creating Pedestrian Space, I have been excited to synthesize years of experiences and interests as I developed this media, advocacy, and research platform on walkability.
This work has bridged memories of mobility and daily life in five countries and multiple cities. It has connected directly to my love and deep appreciation for walkable communities as well as my work as a photographer, often focusing on scenes of urbanism, mobility and the built environment.
The work takes many cues from my interdisciplinary academic background (Bachelors in Psychology, Master’s in Spatial Planning & Master’s in Historic Preservation) and offers a foundation to advocate for walkability as an essential dimension of sustainable, vibrant and resilient communities.