"Walking City" will debate, in a perspective of sustainability, issues related to urban walking and the accessibility for all, from planning to the implementation of pedestrian streets networks: their routes and links. It will analyse the environmental, economical and social impacts of promoting walking as a means of commuting, as well as the role of education and the participation of the civil society.
This International conference intends to bring together experiences developed in cities of Europe and the United States, and to promote a Forum for discussion that will count on the presence of specialists of recognized international value, such as, among others:
Daniel Sauter (Swizerland), Jean Pierre Charbonneau (France), Lucia Martincigh (Italy), Rolf Monheim (Germany), Peter Bossalmann (USA), Rodney Tolley, Michael Loveday and Peter Barker (UK), Lars Gemzoe (Denmark), Jose Luis Canavate (Spain) as well as Portuguese speakers such as among others: from Sondaxe (Agenda 21), STCP (Public Transports of Porto), University of Porto (Geography Department).
• Traffic taming and calming strategies
• Presentation of existing cases and experiences related to walking networks.
• The design of pedestrian precincts: functional aspects, safety, microclimate control
• Transports and pedestrians networks.
• Tools for Assessment and Planning for walking – Data collection
• Management and Monitoring of walking roots and links
• Accessibility for all – Disabled
• Ordinances related to traffic versus pedestrians and town planning
• Education related to walking issues - Participation of Civil Society
• Walking City and Agenda 21