The flaneur and sojourner - talk by Daniel Sauter

The flaneur and sojourner - their place in a liveable city

Walking is transport - and much more. Going on foot is recognised as a very healthy, social and sustainable activity. What does this mean for our policies and planning?

What can we learn from the flaneur? What is the often underestimated social dimension of walking? How do we experience our streets? Do we perceive the world differently when we walk compared to using other means of transport? If so how? Why is the public realm so important for a liveable city? What does it take to build streets for people and invite them to walk and sojourn in the city?

Daniels presentation will take us on a little stroll through the world of perceptions, paradoxes and policies, looking especially at the social dimensions of walking and public space.


When       Monday 3 November 2014     

               5.30 - 7.30pm (talk starts at 5.45)


Where      Wellington Central Library, Victoria Street

               Meeting room first floor (lift or stairs)


Light refreshments will be served

RSVP (to help with catering but not essential)

Kindly supported by:  Wellington City Council              IPENZ                                   CAN (Cycle Action Network)

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Event Dates: 
Mon, 3 Nov 2014 : 5:30 pm
Wellington public library, 65 Victoria St
Contact person: 
Ellen Blake
Meeting type: 
Face to face
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