Issues of pedestrianization are at the heart of ‘Pedestrian Space’ as a research project and media platform.
Historic and contemporary pedestrianisation initiatives in urban neighbourhoods offer many case studies for researching a range of walkability issues and their relationship to preservation goals.
Case studies will include historic pedestrian streets as well as passages that have been recently pedestrianised (both temporary and permanent). There will be a Nordic focus (“gågator”) as well as a broader global focus with a range pedestrian streets worldwide featured- their history, implementation, challenges and experienced benefits.
Nordic “Summer Streets” will be in focus for case studies on temporary pedestrian initiatives, their challenges and experienced benefits.
“Walkability” as a core concept of urbanism in the 21st century, along with the fundamental practicality of “walkable cities” is a focal element in our research on pedestrianization examples, planning and initiatives.