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Planning Urban Sidewalks: Infrastructure, Daily Life, and Destinations
Journal of Urban Design (2010)
  • Renia Ehrenfeucht, University of New Orleans
  • Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris
Sidewalks have become important to diverse planning concerns that range from walking for health and transportation to economic development, recreation and environment improvement. Given their multiple roles in rapidly changing cities, this paper asks ’how should we plan sidewalks?’ We contend that planners can create better cities for more people by reconsidering three facets of sidewalk planning: sidewalks as infrastructure, sidewalks as spaces of everyday life, and sidewalks as leisure destinations. The objective is to build quality infrastructure and more adaptable spaces throughout the city
  • sidewalks,
  • planning,
  • urban design
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Renia Ehrenfeucht and Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris. "Planning Urban Sidewalks: Infrastructure, Daily Life, and Destinations" Journal of Urban Design Vol. 15 Iss. 4 (2010)
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