End of the Road: Reimagining the Street as the Heart of the City (Paperback)

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Since the earliest days of civilization, streets have played an important role in shaping society - but what is a street? Is it a living ecosystem, a public space, a social space, an economic space or a combination of these? The focus on automotive travel over the past century has changed the role of streets in cities. This has degraded the quality of urban life and contributed to public health issues. This book offers a unique look at streets as locations that can evolve to support the economic, social, cultural and natural aspects of cities. Using modern urban design examples, it challenges readers to focus not only on the livability and travel benefits of roads, but on how the power of streets can be harnessed. In so doing, it shapes more dynamic spaces for walking, biking and living, and aims to stimulate urban vitality and community regeneration, encouraging policymakers and individuals to make changes in their own communities.

About the Author

William (Billy) Riggs is Professor and Program Director in the School of Management at the University of San Francisco. A global expert and thought leader in transportation, economics, design, the environment and urban development, he is a consultant and advisor to multiple companies and start-ups on technology, mobility and the future of cities.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781529225150
ISBN-10: 1529225159
Publisher: Bristol University Press
Publication Date: May 31st, 2022
Pages: 212
Language: English