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Making Space for Cycling, Walking, and Staying

Start date : 16 March 2023 12:00
Date de fin : 16 March 2023 13:00
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Ouvema / Mobilité piétonne

James Thoem (Associate, Gehl) will give a talk on how to make space for active mobility and staying in public space.

What goes into making mobility for people? While local climates, topographies, and cultures play an Important role in sustainable transportation choices, the underlying, universal element is safe and attractive infrastructure that allows streets to thrive.

James will dive into the infrastructural elements and requirements for creating sustainable, healthy, and active cities. Along the way, he’ll draw upon case studies collected through Gehl’s work in cities around the world.

James has worked on cycling and walking strategies in a wide range of contexts, from Hamburg to Los Angeles, Cuenca to Dubai.

This presentation is part of the seminar series «Public Space on the Move» organised by OUVEMA and the Swiss Pedestrian Association with the support of the Competence Centre in Sustainability, the Institute of Geography and Sustainability and the Institute of Sport Sciences of the University of Lausanne.


For the Mobile Lives Forum, mobility is understood as the process of how individuals travel across distances in order to deploy through time and space the activities that make up their lifestyles. These travel practices are embedded in socio-technical systems, produced by transport and communication industries and techniques, and by normative discourses on these practices, with considerable social, environmental and spatial impacts.

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