Streets Beyond: Beyond Streets - The Changing Role and Purpose of Public Space
A landmark collaborative event that marks the 10th birthdays of The Academy of Urbanism and Architecture & Design Scotland, set within the Scottish Government’s Year of Innovation.
Streets and other urban spaces need to respond to the demands of modern life, including vehicle access and human walkability, safety and well-being, local business needs and shifts in arts and culture. There has been a progressive shift from utilitarian corridors to ‘positive’ streets where people want to be where they feel comfortable, safe and even inspired by their surroundings.
Creative and thoughtful design and management of these public spaces can stimulate a range of human activity that can bring wider urban areas to life – streets and public spaces should be more equitable, inclusive and just, and provide more sensory experiences for all – sight, sound, smell and touch.
The positive effects may include reduced accidents, more cultural and community events, more dwell time and improved trade and economic performance. Some streets have even helped to brand cities.
The conference will be held in the Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee, DD1 5EN
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Source: Dundee University