Walkability of a City

This course aims to bring environmental footprint and social concerns of local transportation to the forefront. The seemingly simple decision of whether a person should walk to school/work will be examined through critical analysis and debate. Low carbon costs of walking will be weighed against complex issues such as priority of different road users, costs of building pedestrian walkways, and effects of roadside pollution for pedestrians to name a few. The interdisciplinary concerns and sustainability of urban planning and public health will be highlighted. In this course, students will engage in walking trips to explore and identify first-hand benefits, costs, and risks of walking as a form of active transportation. Collectively as a class, students will build a “resource bank” of walking related information and materials.


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