On Oct 29th, I am heading to Europe for a once-in-a-lifetime study tour of cities in Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden. My mission – uncover the secrets of residential streets that were built to first serve people rather than cars.
These are streets in neighborhoods that…
- you can cross without “looking both ways” first;
- you can take a carefree stroll or bike ride;
- invite the neighbors to gather and interact;
- my 6-year old can play on without my constant supervision;
- allow kids to live active lives and learn independence (close to home).
Yes, believe or not, they exist! Many of you have also had the pleasure to experience these “livable streets” and, like me, pondered the mystery of how they got that way.
Well, now I have the chance to find out. My month in Europe will take me to…
- Munich, Germany (Oct 30-Nov 5)
- Rotterdam, Netherlands (Nov 6-12)
- Copenhagen, Denmark (Nov 13-19)
- Malmö, Sweden (Nov 20-26)
Check out my prezi online to learn more about my research!
Visit the German Marshall Fund’s web page on Urban and Regional Policy Fellowships.