Streets for People, Freeways, and a Spectacular Solution

Victor Dover and John Massengale's epic book Street Design is our most thorough explication of where we have gone wrong with our most important urban public spaces - our city streets - and how to do better. But for a clear and concise introduction to the subject, watch this five-minute video produced by Fast Company . The images are of Seoul, Korea, which in recent years replaced a congested eyesore of a downtown freeway with a spectacular linear park. More about the freeway and linear park in a minute. Here's the video: That is as succinct and eloquent an introduction to the subject as I have seen recently. I wish I had found the clip in time to show it to the University class I teach on sustainable communities. Video aside, the Seoul story is a good one. As Brian Merchant reports in Treehugger , long ago Seoul's planners and engineers paved right over a polluted natural ...

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