Complete Streets

Incomplete streets: Processes, practices and possibilities.

The ‘Complete Streets' concept and movement in urban planning and policy has been hailed by many as a revolution that aims to challenge the auto-normative paradigm by reversing the broader effects of an urban form shaped by the logic of keeping automobiles moving. By enabling safe access for all users, Complete Streets promise to make cities more walkable and livable and at the same time more sustainable. This book problematizes the Complete Streets concept by suggesting [...]

By |2018-01-30T18:13:23-04:00March 6th, 2014|Just Sustainabilities|0 Comments

We are in a spatial moment…..

We are in a spatial moment. Around the world, there has never been a time when the role and possibilities of public spaces including our most commonly used space, the street, have been so prominent in the news and social media. New spaces are being created and used as sites for recreation, such as New York City’s High Line, once a disused elevated rail bed and now a highly used urban park running along the [...]

By |2018-02-03T09:35:43-04:00October 21st, 2013|Just Sustainabilities|0 Comments

Incomplete streets?

From a just sustainabilities perspective, my interest in streets is in spatial justice (Spatial Justice on Södra Vägen) and how it can help in the democratization of streets (Democratizing streetscapes: Rethinking streets as public spaces). This democratization is demonstrated in the growing number of cities with successful road space reclamation and re-allocation schemes which favor pedestrians, cyclists and public transit. Such schemes are described by the increasingly prominent and related U.S. discourses of Complete Streets, [...]

By |2012-05-11T14:56:59-04:00May 11th, 2012|Just Sustainabilities|0 Comments