Street Reclaiming

Street Reclaiming

Creating Livable Streets and Vibrant Communities

Book - 1999
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Imagine your street with fifty percent less traffic. Imagine drivers acting as guests on your street -- now transformed into a dynamic 'outdoor living room' with children playing and neighbours chatting. Dream no longer Part social history and part community-activist handbook, Street Reclaiming celebrates the potential of our streets to become vibrant and prosperous centres of culture and community once again. International urban planner David Engwicht provides a step-by-step process to psychologically and physically reclaim our streets, starting with a simple 6-week program to reduce traffic by 30-50 per cent (without involving local officials), then introducing psychological reclaiming techniques and, finally, physical reclaiming: converting traffic space into community spaces that will enhance the social fabric of the neighbourhood.
Publisher: Gabriola Island, B.C. : New Society Publishers, 1999
ISBN: 9780865714045
Branch Call Number: 711.4 ENG
Characteristics: 207 p. :,ill


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