Great gaping chasms of public space (and private minds)

Just how bad are “best practices” when it comes to the streets and sidewalks of our cities?

When it comes to city streets it is truly weird what we seem to be placidly willing to accept as “normal”.

Sweden cartoon showing road space eaten by cars

* Thanks to  for the heads-up. 

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About the artist:

sweden Karlk Jilg illustratorKarl Jilg is an illustrator and graphic designer, working in the publishing industry since 1961. He started his own company in 1980 in Norrkoping Sweden. His work: Teaching materials, magazine, advertising, information, cartoon and Christmas cards, etc.  Karl is a member of the Swedish cartoonist association. His webpage in Swedish and English is at  He can be contacted by email at or +46 070/510 96 57.


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About the editor: 

Eric Britton
9, rue Gabillot, 69003 Lyon France

Bio: Trained as a development economist, Eric Britton is a public entrepreneur specializing in the field of sustainability and social justice. Professor of Sustainable Development, Economy and Democracy at the Institut Supérieur de Gestion (Paris), he is also MD of EcoPlan Association, an independent advisory network providing strategic counsel for government and business on policy and decision issues involving complex systems, social-technical change and sustainable development. Founding editor of World Streets, his latest work focuses on the subject of equity, economy and efficiency in city transport and public space, and helping governments to ask the right questions -- and in the process, find practical solutions to urgent climate, mobility, life quality and job creation issues. More at:

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