Why cities need to start planning with women in mind
From the New Mobility Fine Arts Collection: The Inner Eye – Autumn 2016
In a city, as in life, we normally register only what we set out to look for. The anomalies, the absences, the troubling, somehow escape our attention. But when it comes to transport, everywhere the eye might wander there are valuable clues, both visible and invisible, for planners and policy makers. However, if we fail to use our eyes we miss out on valuable information. And as a result our cities do just that much less well.
A selection taken from more than three thousand photographs, cartoons, maps, charts and graffiti from almost as many sources that have appeared in the pages of World Streets since we first went to press in 2009. Many tell stories in themselves which our readers are warmly invited to complete from their own experience and imagination
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The power of images. The power of perspective. It’s pretty clear by now that we are going to need a lot more than walls of words, thick reports and endless expert conferences to turn the world toward sustainability. So to help our cause we invite our readers to jump in and share with us striking their “social space” graphics which illustrate in telling ways the world’s streets and all that takes place thereon in many places and in many ways. To get a feel for how this works out using our challenging 980 x 150 pixels format, read on — or if you are in a hurry click here to go direct to the photo gallery. Continue reading