By Mr Steven Burgess, Principal, MRCagney
Streets are one of our most valuable community assets; they have been around for thousands of years and have been the centre of our social networking, our economy, our play space and of course they also play a role in mobility.
In the last 60 or 70 years however the street has been more and more dedicated to the car, and no longer quite so suitable for its original purpose, or purposes.
How does this “design for cars not people” philosophy is impact on the shape of our cities, towns and villages and what might we need to do to change this design philosophy.
We need to deliver to active, vital communities, not single us car based suburbs and create inclusive liveable places, not storage lots to keep people when we are not using them.
Mr Steven Burgess
Taking Care of Business: Sustainable Transformation Conference
Radisson Resort, Gold Coast – May 21 & 22,