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?
Daniel’s 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
Kindly supported by: Wellington City Council IPENZ CAN (Cycle Action Network)