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10 principles for transport in urban life

10 principles for transport in urban life

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our cities ourselves
10 Principles for Transport in Urban Life
 
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Our Cities Ourselves· ITDP · Gehl Architects
Co-author
Gehl Architects-Urban Quality Consultants
Director:
David Sim, Architect SAR/MSA
Project Leader:
Jef Risom, MSc City Design and SocialScience
Project Team:
Ola Gustasson, Architect MSAHenning Thomsen, Architect MAA, MBAEwa Westermark,Architect SAR/MSA
CREDITS
Client, Co-Author
ITDP, Institute or Transportation &Development Policy
Executive Director
Walter Hook 
Global Policy Director and Founder
Michael Replogle
Chief of Sta 
Aimée Gauthier
Technical Director, Urban Design
Luc Nadal
Consultant:
Nelson\Nygaardconsulting associates
Principal:
Michael King
Photo and statistic credits
ITDP, Gehl Architects andNelson\Nygaardunless stated otherwise.
 
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Gehl Architects · ITDP · Our Cities Ourselves
Foreword What is this book about?
...by 
emphasizing
 the local issueof 
livability 
...
 Addressing
theglobal issue of 
sustainability 
......with
mobility 
 as a
link 
betweenthe local and theglobal.
Livable today, sustainable for the future
The principles outlined here are intended to inspire us to improve the quality of life in cities today while ensuring their viability tomorrow.The successful city of the 21st century will be replete with choices, including non-motorized, post-fossil fuel travel options. Citizens of the world do not want to sit inbumper-to-bumper traic. They do not want to walk in mud, nor feel threatenedon a simple bike ride to work. They want to be in cities that provide for creativeinteraction, aordable living and healthy movement.Cities that meet the challenge of sustainability will leap ahead of others by attracting people who demand a healthy and culturally-rich lifestyle.
Purpose of this campaign
Sustainability does not have to hurt. Reducing CO2 emissions, conserving land,and making transport more eicient go hand in hand with improving quality of life. We aspire to lay the foundation for achieving global sustainability not throughuniform technological solutions but through a global celebration of local dierenceand innovation based on a common set of principles.The Our Cities Ourselves campaign invites design teams from ten cities around the world to apply these ten principles to ten unique locations . This book illustratesthe ten principles that lay behind the designs. Our hope is that national and localleaders worldwide will look to it for inspiration.The 26th of June, 2010On behalf of ITDPWalter Hook

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