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In early 2022 we launched the ‘Global Walkability Correspondents Network‘ here at Pedestrian Space as a way to truly enhance the global perspective at the platform.

The purpose of the network is to:

  • cultivate solidarity for walkability advocates around the world
  • collectively raise awareness on issues related to the pedestrian experience and state of walkability in our communities.

Our correspondents share dispatches from across the planet, offering insight into best practices and barriers to walkability observed in their work, communities and travels.

As of August 2022, the Network has 105 Correspondents in 39 countries and 95 cities around the world in Oceania, Asia, Middle East, Central America, South America, North America, Africa and Europe. Read about some of our Correspondents in the bios below.

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Meet the Correspondents!

Medhanit is an urban enthusiast and soon-to-be architecture graduate who engages herself in diverse urban topics, focusing her work on the public spaces in our cities. She has worked on both data-driven analysis and writing content to bring forth better understanding of the cities we live in.

Read Addis Ababa Correspondent Medhanit’s content here

Desirée has a background in Media & Communication and finds peace in nature. She has always daydreamed about a better world for both nature and humanity. Urbanism gave her hope and a sense of purpose towards working for better cities for people, community and the environment.

Read Querétaro, Mexico Correspondent Desirée’s content here

Visit her on TikTok at @ciudadesconlaspatas

Beverly is an urban explorer and a self-defense instructor who has dodged peril and outwitted threats on the streets of major American cities, Europe, the former Eastern Bloc and Southern Africa. She has developed and taught personal safety courses on Skid Row and for the Los Angeles Police Department’s Community Police Academy, the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, corporations, women’s shelters, colleges/universities, public school districts and the general public for over 20 years.

Read Los Angeles Correspondent Beverly’s content here

Gautam is a systems-thinker, designer and urban mobility enthusiast from the coastal metropolis of Chennai near the southern tip of India. He strongly believes that, in order for cities to become truly resilient and positive places to live in, we need to move away from our cultural dependence on the automobile and work on strengthening more accessible modes of transportation like walking, bicycling, public transit and various forms of shared mobility. He believes in wielding empathy & storytelling as powerful tools for urban transformation and is always curious to learn more about behavioral science & marketing.

Read Chennai Correspondent Gautam’s content here

Moksha is an Architect & Urban Designer who is running the platform ‘Urbanism Spinning’. She is passionate about walkability, urban spaces, sustainability & biophilic architecture. Through her vision, she wants to create a healthy environment by keeping people close to nature.

Urmi Buragohain is an urbanist, a water champion and nowadays, an accidental serial entrepreneur. After having worked for over 15 years spanning Australia, South Asia and the Middle East with significant experience in public, private and not-for-profit sectors, Urmi moved back to India to pursue her vision of giving back and making a difference in her region of origin through practical interventions in the public realm.

Read Northeast India Correspondent Urmi’s content here

Based in Madison, Wisconsin, Keely has been in the community development space since 2016. Alongside a team of planners, landscape architects, economic development professionals, and environmental scientists, Keely works to empower people to turn their visions into realities and make an impact through sustainable, locally-supported projects that provide opportunities for safer, more accessible, and connected communities. Her nationwide experience as a geologist and funding specialist gives her an understanding of both the big picture and the details that typify complex local development and redevelopment efforts.

Read Midwest, USA Correspondent Keely’s content here

Heather is an Urban Planner, Environmental Engineer, and a Community Developer. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree and a Master Urban Planning degree. Heather is a compassionate listener and visionary that quickly sees processes and systems and finds inspiration and challenges from different viewpoints and experiences.

Read Sheboygan, Wisconsin Correspondent Heather’s content here

Álvaro is an engineer, Master of Public Administration, avid walker, and biker. He spends a great part of his free time wandering around Santiago de Chile’s streets. He’s passionate about the intersection between policy, urbanism, sustainability, and innovation.

Read Chile Correspondent Alvaro’s content here

Tim Cunningham recently completed a Ph.D. at Ulster University, Belfast, and is currently writing a book “Human Rights and the Architecture of Conflict”. His Ph.D. examines how the British Army in Belfast used the planning and design of the built environment to segregate and isolate “suspect communities”. He is particularly interested in how infrastructural racism in the USA perpetuated spatial inequalities and how the worst effects of these practices can be remediated by creating more compact, inclusive, and walkable spaces.

Kharagpur-based Rituparna is currently a Senior Research Scholar at Ranbir & Chitra Gupta School of Infrastructure Design and Management at the Indian Institute of Technology. Her area of research primarily involves creating friendly environments for children around their residential environments. As a Walkability Correspondent, she represents Pan-India, primarily the Eastern Region of the Indian sub-continent.

Read India Correspondent Rituparna’s content here

Nancy is a researcher focusing on bringing about the simplest changes that our evolved minds have moved away from. She emphasizes the need for inclusive and accessible living for humankind to cherish this Earth. Being a mother, she is passionate about giving her son and his generation the best that her generation could possibly manage.

Read Madurai Correspondent Nancy’s content here

Aurangabad-based Pallavi is an architect and urban designer striving to make Indian cities pedestrian friendly and cyclist friendly. Through her organization ‘Urban Research Foundation’, she actively works with urban local bodies and civic organizations to create awareness and knowledge about walkable cities. She believes that a shift of priorities from conventional motorized transport to non-motorized and public transport must be a priority for Indian cities in order to be resilient and sustainable. As a student of Gender and Development Studies, she is also particularly interested in looking at walkability through the lens of Gender. 

Bridget is a transport engineer and researcher in Aotearoa, New Zealand. She works on research, policy and urban planning, with a focus on equity, inclusion and promoting walking and cycling.

Read Aotearoa Correspondent Bridget’s content here

Divantha is an Urban Planning Enthusiast who currently works as a Sustainability Consultant. He thinks that urban planning is the best tool we have to achieve sustainable development goals and should be at the forefront of sustainability and climate discussions.

Read Divantha’s content here

Cairo-based Nourhan is an Architect and a Ph.D. candidate in architectural studies and placemaking. She loves walking in cities all over the world and is passionate about cities and their people. Her vow is to try to make a positive impact for the people in her city. She initiated GamingX to activate play and games for more livable surroundings.

Valeria is an Architect and holds a Dual Master in Urban Planning & Mobility. She is an advocate of sustainable mobility and loves cycling. After working in Argentina and The Netherlands, she moved to Germany to further expand her professional career. She is always on the move and looking for new challenges.

Read Berlin-based Valeria’s content here

Paulina is an urbanist and mobility enthusiast, living in Berlin and working for the German railway (Deutsche Bahn). She has a background in Geography and Sustainable Urban Development, where she specialized in the research and implementation of sustainable urban mobility. Over the past years, she lived in Vienna, Denmark, Amsterdam and Lisbon and has settled (for now) in Berlin.

Read Paulina’s content here

Seleem is an architecture student and urban enthusiast from Cairo, Egypt studying in Valencia, Spain. He believes in walkable cities and their undeniable role in economic resilience, environmental impact, health, safety, and inclusivity. He seeks a role in the rightful mobility revolution, as a spokesman for his beautiful hometown of Cairo.

Read Cairo Correspondent Seleems’s content here

Andiel lives in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and is an advocate of the walkable city. He dreams of a city where children and the elderly can walk safely. He believes Dominican cities can become more walkable, through education and law enforcement.

Read Dominican Republic Correspondent Andiel’s content here

Visit him on Tik Tok at @andielgalvan

Isabel is an airport engineer and an advocate for walking and public transit as an accessible, healthy means of getting around without relying on personal automobile ownership. She promotes safe and comfortable environments for people to move.

Read Metropolitan Vancouver Correspondent Isabel’s content here

Vienna-based Roxani is originally from Thessaloniki. She is a transport planner who is passionate about active modes (walking and cycling). She wants to make sure that we can all walk in our everyday life, no matter where we live.

Mauricio is a political scientist and walkability advocate championing the rights of pedestrians to move safely in the city.

Bogotá, Colombia Correspondent

Barcelona-based Honorata is a city critic, urban designer, architect and researcher. She empowers new and diverse voices and challenges the way we understand, design, and develop our cities. After a decade of experience in designing and regenerating cities in Europe and Asia, she is now sharing her knowledge through Urbanitarian- an interdisciplinary research platform for everyone involved in making habitats.

Read Barcelona-based Global Correspondent Honorata’s content here

Arghyadip was born in Kolkata, the ‘City of Trams’ in India. He is a Public Transport and Urban Policy enthusiast and Advocate. He aims to start a revolution for tramways and walkability in Kolkata as well as broadly in India.

Read India Correspondent Arghyadip’s content here

Atina is currently studying MSc in Environmental Psychology at SLU in Sweden, interested in well-being, nature and restorative environments. She is originally from Serbia with a background in media and tourism.

Felix John is a resident of Chennai and a strong advocate for promoting non-motorized transport for commuting and a healthy lifestyle. He also enjoys the pleasure of cycling and promoting active mobility. Felix is an entrepreneur by profession, a cyclist by passion and an artist in his own time. He works on projects to enhance the experience of the city by walking or cycling, with the city’s stakeholders and engaging the community.

Peter takes a holistic approach to community improvement by advocating for stronger pedestrian-based infrastructure. His background in GIS allows him visualize data and helps him show the importance of decreasing car dependency. Peter is passionate about mobility equity and strengthening cities through improved pedestrian spaces.

Read SF Bay Area & Sacramento Peter’s content here

Samna is an architect from Pakistan and holds a Masters in Urban Management & Development from Erasmus University, Rotterdam as a Nuffic scholar. After practicing architecture for a couple of years, she became more interested in the urban realm. She now works as an urban strategy specialist for various research projects.

Read Pakistan Correspondent Samna’s content here

Reykjavík, Iceland-based Tamara is a sustainability consultant based, specialized in urban planning and tourism. Her experience spans from creating inclusive environments to organizing urban sound walks for professionals and the public. She has never learned to drive and has used walking and public transport for the last 20 years wherever she lived. Tamara wants to motivate people in Iceland to get out of their cars and start walking and use public transport. Tamara feels that walkability is key to reconnecting people with the environment and creating a more sustainable and healthier life for all.

Read Reykjavík Correspondent Tamara’s content here

A Krakovian but also a cosmopolitan, passionate about the natural environment and urban life, Marta strongly believes that cities are organic, living organisms that belong to its citizens and should be shaped according to their needs.

View Global Correspondent Marta’s content here

Gela has spent over a decade implementing road safety and sustainable urban mobility projects both inside Georgia and outside of the country. While working with different stakeholders to mobilize and promote cross-sector cooperation, he encourages decision-makers to re-imagine streets as safe, shared and healthy places.

Karen Lee is a creative producer, writer, and feminist ethnographer working across disciplines at the intersection of urbanism, community development, and creative practice. She is interested in story gathering, public life, participatory planning, and joyful active mobility. She makes her own fun producing innovative collaborative projects for positive change and likes working with people to make places more delightful.

Brianna is an incoming Master’s student studying City & Regional Planning at Cal Poly SLO in California. Creative, quirky and motivated, Brianna is hoping to shape the cities she loves through practicing sustainability, walkability, advocacy and engaging the communities she grew up in.

Read Central Coast and Bay Area, California Correspondent Brianna’s content here

Zvi is a transportation modelling expert whose interests focus on the linkages between transportation, land use, and sustainable development. In addition to his technical work, Zvi has been a long-time advocate for human-scaled cities and citizen participation in shaping their local environment. Streets as public space is Zvi’s passion and he has led many Jane’s Walks on topics related to walkability.

Michał is an Urban Planner, Economist, urban dreamer and city lover. He is the Mayor’s plenipotentiary in Tychy, Poland and a PhD candidate specializing in spatial planning, urban revitalization and public participation.

Read Tychy, Poland Correspondent Michał’s content here

Blair is a world-famous urban theorist who… wait, this has to be honest!? Bah! Blair is a professional urbanist and writer who is dedicated to exploring how American cities work through critical analyses of urban spaces, places, and systems. Primarily focused on urban function, the impact of transportation, and the importance of the public realm, her work can be found at her website, The Fox and the City.

Read American Urbanism Correspondent Blair’s content here

Trond’s working practice involves listening and walking within urban planning and design processes to promote the development of sound-aware cities. Walking is his preferred way of keeping his ears to the environment. His studio (please set a link to https://urbanidentity.info) established walking as a format for transferring knowledge and building resident-grown sound qualities. He feels that a shared sense of empowerment for the (acoustic) environment relies on walkability, which can support people in developing everyday walking routines and professional practice and methodologies.

Raphael is a cross-disciplinary artist and entrepreneur working across music, multimedia, urbanism and sports. Now based in Stockholm, Sweden, his interest in walking began when he grew up in the high-density urban environment of Hong Kong. This interest influenced his later work in urban orienteering and the company he founded, Metrunner, which leads travelers to discover public spaces in worldwide cities through walking and orienteering.

Read Stockholm & Hong Kong Correspondent Raphael’s content here

Tāmaki Makaurau /Auckland-based Boopsie is the founder and director of urban strategy at Places for Good. Her approach to community activation and tactical urbanism places a significant priority on action-oriented partnerships with schools, urban precincts, and citizen experts. She believes in the power of strategic, localized engagement–it is in the small neighborhood actions and interactions that profound transformation materializes.

Read Tāmaki Makaurau /Auckland-based Global Correspondent Boopsie’s content here

Alencar is an Architect and Urban Planner specializing in planning cities and collective spaces. He works with the methodology of the “La Città dei Bambini” project to listen to and include children in urban design decisions. He is the father of Helena, Nina and Theo and he learns from them every day.

Read North Coast of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Correspondent Alencar’s content here

Bewket Sisay is a lecturer of Journalism and Communications at Debre Markos University. He is also a Media, Journalism and Communications researcher, audio and video editor, trainer and social media content creator.

Zeinab is an Urban Designer (Ph.D) and Architect based in Tehran, Iran, promoting walkability and human-friendly urbanism.

Marcela is an urban planner living in Washington DC where she works as a Transit Technologist with the Community Transportation Association of America. She firmly believes that public transportation is a critical social service, and should be accessible, frequent, and reliable for all. She loves exploring new cities, and getting lost on urban reconnaissance trips.

Read Washington, DC, USA Correspondent Marcela’s content here

Mohammad is a young advocate and interdisciplinary researcher. He is currently doing his Master’s thesis on Vision Zero and the link to urban planning.

Read Isfahan, Iran Correspondent Mohammad’s content here

Doru worked for many years as a radio journalist and a photographer in Bucharest, Romania, before recently moving to Stockholm, Sweden. The traffic situation was one of the reasons for the move, and it also pushed him into studying urban mobility. As a pedestrian and also a passionate cyclist, he is determined to use his communication and photo abilities to try and shift mindsets in a healthier direction while potentially carving a new career for himself.

Read Stockholm Correspondent Doru’s content here

Audrey is an Information Science graduate, currently undertaking a master’s degree in Transportation Sciences at Hasselt University. She has experience in technical support administrative work, data collection and analysis, strategic transportation planning, record keeping and information systems. She is passionate about music, making genuine connections and learning new things.

Andrea is an Architect and Urban Planner, currently doing her Master’s in Environment and Sustainability, and focusing her studies on sustainable cities. She is an enthusiast of collaborative thinking and believes that many urban problems, including mobility issues, could be avoided if public agencies paid attention to the urban design of small cities. “Cities aren’t born big“, she once heard…and never forgot!

Read Ivoti, Brazil Correspondent Andrea’s content here

A graduate of Architecture and Urban Planning, Uly is also a designer and urban sketcher. She currently works as an Architect and is also pursuing her Master’s in Urban Planning, focused on better understanding how life works in cities.

Read Brasília, Brazil Correspondent Uly’s content here

Dylan Reid is the executive editor of Spacing magazine, a quarterly print magazine and online news feed covering Toronto’s urban landscape. He has written extensively about pedestrian issues in the magazine, and also for other publications. He is also a co-founder of the volunteer advocacy group Walk Toronto, and is a former co-chair of the Toronto Pedestrian Committee, which was an official advisory body to the City of Toronto.

Rizqi is a Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning candidate who has always hoped for a better world for all inhabitants, because there is no planet B. She is eager to learn about urbanism, walkability, and sustainability.

Read Pontianak Correspondent Rizqi’s content here

Nicole works at the St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership to help the downtown grow while maintaining the same vibe that made them fall in love with this place to begin with. Their main focus is on the Car-Free St. Pete initiative, a movement to encourage locals to use all the amazing alternative transportation options available in Downtown St. Pete. In 2022, they joined the APA Sun Coast Board as the Communications Officer.

Read Tampa Bay Correspondent Nicole’s content here.

Alan is an ex-chef, studied political science and has an MSc in Sustainable Cities. Activist for change, he has worked with refugee NGOs in Seville, as policy officer in local government and is currently involved in a unique community project called Local Trust.

Carlos is an avid walker and cycling enthusiast based in Toronto, Canada. With a background in Political Science and teaching, he believes walkable cities play a vital role in the development of local economies, the environment and public health as well as contributing to the strengthening of democratic values. Carlos is a strong advocate of changing the car-centric culture of North America and strongly believes in education as the most important tool for positive change.

Read Toronto & Bogotá Correspondent Carlos’ content here

Raised in Geneva, Kyan studied physiotherapy in the Netherlands and is now working in Zurich. Curiosity, courage and humanity are core values for him.

Read Switzerland and France Correspondent Kyan’s content here

Anar is a car-enthusiast turned walkability advocate. He seeks a holistic understanding of the built environment. He believes that human-centric urban design will go a long way in combatting climate change, encouraging sustainable practices, and improving health outcomes – both mental and physical.

Read San Diego and Bay Area Correspondent Anar’s content here

Maria is an urban mobility expert in Greece working with a number of passionate colleagues in Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans, accessibility plans, walking and cycling promotion and relevant subjects. She strongly believes in networks of people for bringing change in the urban space!

Read Greece Correspondent Maria’s content here

Based in Kingston, Canada, Shauna is an avid walker and hesitant cyclist with a background in environmental studies and anthropology. Her experience of motherhood in the city changed her career plans to urban policy and design with a focus on safety and everyday experiences as a pedestrian. She is working towards an MSc in Sustainable Urban Development where she is focusing on child-friendly cities and access to nature.

Read Global Correspondent Shauna’s content here

Jonathon 🏳️‍🌈 is a Walking Artist who spent 242 days walking across the United States in 2010 and has continued to move alongside thousands of people for thousands of miles. His artwork currently moves in the realms of pen and ink drawing, writing and poetry, storytelling with the Pedestrian Dignity campaign, economic and racial justice organizing, meditative practice, and creating/scouting long-distance walking routes. He founded Founded Walk2Connect in 2012, and is the author of the book, WALK – Slow Down, Wake Up & Connect at 1-3 Miles per Hour.

Read USA Correspondent Jonathon’s content here

Visit Jonathon on TikTok @pedestriandignity

Matvii is a Kharkiv-based student who aspires to study City Planning. He views walkability as having a central role in urbanism, because if you can’t walk normally in the city, then what is the purpose? He hopes that the world will turn to a greater understanding of the perspectives of the walkability movement and wants to participate in the positive changes that will happen in this world.

Nahom is a young and visionary architect and urban strategist whose work is shaped by designing for humanity through working on architecture, researching urbanization, exploring urbanism, and directing curation for lighting greater positive impact on the socio-spatial justice, and livelihood worthy of human dignity.

Read Nahom’s content here

Grégoire is a Volunteer Firefighter, President of the Association Les Amis de la Route of Mali and President of Vélo Sans Age.

Advocacy, Research & Organizational Ally

Read Mali Correspondent Grégoire’s content here

Dominic Tran is a transit ambassador and an undergraduate student in Regional and Urban Planning at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, SK, Canada. He has a strong passion for public transportation, urbanism, active transportation and making cities more friendly on the human scale. He believes that the best cities are the greenest, cleanest and most walkable.

Sulochi is a Landscape Architect who reflects that she was lucky enough to have had a childhood that nurtured her connection to the land. She is passionate about supporting connection to nature while taking action to protect nature by working with people who are trying to create positive change to make the world a better place for all.

Read Sulochi’s content here

Steve Wright has four decades of experience in urban design, planning, architecture, mobility, sustainability and universal design. He co-created a groundbreaking universal design course at the University of Miami School of Architecture. His award-winning reporting frequently appears in Planning magazine and he has presented nationally and internationally.

ZUG is a Luxembourg-based collective aiming to give people the tools and the power to create a more inclusive urban reality. Pictured are ZUG founders Thorben, Francesca and Federico.

Read Luxembourg City Correspondent ZUG’s content here

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The core purpose of the Global Walkability Correspondents network is to:

Connect to provide a space and forum for people working with many issues related to walkability to connect

Cultivate Solidarity to provide a space for global solidarity for those working on these issues as well as cross-pollination of ideas and support

Create Media on Walkability the continued creation of forms of media on walkability and its central role in sustainable urban development

Educate & Advocate for Sustainable Mobility– develop and share educational resources on sustainable mobility issues worldwide and continued advocacy for walkability as a fundamental human right in communities