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285Walk 21 - Cities for People, 9/11 June 2004 in Copenhagen

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  • eric.britton@ecoplan.org
    May 3, 2004
      Walk 21 - Cities for People, 9011 June 2004 in Copenhagen

      Terrific event to which we would draw your attention:

      CITIES FOR PEOPLE conference is a three day program of presentations, workshops and events. CITIES FOR PEOPLE will take place at the Axelborg Conference Centre, located in the very heart of Copenhagen. The official conference language will be English.

      For further information, please contact CITIES FOR PEOPLE or call Center for Public Space Research at: +45 32 68 66 64

      CITIES FOR PEOPLE will focus on research, case studies and experiences in the integration of walking policies into a wider context. Specifically the conference will focus on the day-to-day quality of life of citizens in the public spaces of cities and communities of all sizes.

      CITIES FOR PEOPLE will bring together policy-makers, practitioners, decision-makers, NGO activists and academics from the fields of architecture, public health, transportation and community planning.

      CITIES FOR PEOPLE will take place in the Danish capital, Copenhagen, where 40 years of continuous work has resulted in a fine balance between pedestrians, cyclists, public transport and motor traffic.

      What are the political structures that need to be in place, and the economic arguments that need to be won, in order to create cities for people � i.e. cities in which walking is successfully integrated into the overall strategies?

      - World Wide Walking Manifesto: Creating a Universal Charter
      - Ephemeral Interventions: Arts and Aesthetics in the Walking Environment
      - City Panel: Problems, Ideas and Solutions from Around the Globe
      - Links: Connecting Forgotten Territories and Transition Zones
      - Visions for our Streets
      - Citizen and Government Involvement

      How can we consult and involve people in the development of healthy, safe, inclusive and life-affirming urban environments?

      - Walking to School
      - Evaluating Walkability
      - Health: The Impact of Walking
      - Models and Methods: Analysis of the Pedestrian Realm
      - Promotion: Appealing to the Pedestrian
      - Inclusion: The Accessibility of the Walking Enviroment for All

      What are the strategies and techniques that can be applied to create and maintain liveable spaces and places, and how can we learn from international examples of best practice?

      - Traffic Integration: Stations, Busstops and Signage
      - Design of Major Streets bearing People in Mind
      - Design Forum: Achieving Design through Dialog
      - Climatic Factors in terms of Walkability
      - Design Principles I: Lessons from Urban Districts, Both New and Old
      - Design Principles II: The Human Dimension in Planning Public Space