--2.95 Rest-of-world, UN, EU etc studies

Shared space

Room for everyone - a new vision for public spaces
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Shared Space is a European co-operation project that aims to develop a new policy for designing public spaces at regional, national and eventually at an European level.
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Principles towards a walking-friendly and human city

It is time to improve the situation and the status of the pedestrians, in an era where motor traffic in the cities is expanding causing a negative impact on the quality of city life. The goal should be to form a city policy dedicated to providing more living space and prioritising the pedestrian.
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Home zones go downtown

The Evolution of Shared Spaces in Switzerland
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In Switzerland, so called zones of encounter (Begegnungszonen), represent the newest concept, where cars, bicycles and pedestrians share the same space, with pedestrians enjoying priority rights.
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Social capital and the built environment

The importance of walkable neighbourhoods Leyden seeks to examine whether pedestrian-oriented, mixed-use neighbourhoods encourage enhanced levels of social and community engagement, using Galway as a case study.
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Walking, from policy to practice - the Geneva case

the Geneva case A paper about making cities walking friendly as opposed to the car friendly cities that have developed over the past forty years
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