Introducing professionals to planning and design for walking

One of the key tasks for improving local environments for walking is to improve the knowledge and skills of our professional practioners (engineers, planners, etc) in this area. This is starting to be introduced, at Canterbury University for example, particularly at the specialist transportation postgraduate level. As well as formal qualifications in this area, there is also a need for general industry training courses, as has been done successfully with planning & design for cycling. This presentation will summarise what is currently being done in New Zealand to train our professionals in pedestrian planning & design, and identify the gaps in our training systems.
Glen Koorey
University of Canterbury
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