Archive: September 2013

Walk 21 Munich – powerful discussions on walkability

12th of September, 2013

“How to make cities better places for pedestrians?” – most of the discussions centered on this question. There was research on pedestrian safety, ideas for campaigns to promote walking and manuals of how to improve conditions for walkers. Prof. Merk presented designs for the inner city that will make Munich a better place to walk. […]

Walk 21 Munich – Where are the landscape designers?

12th of September, 2013

A conference on walking! I expected hundreds of landscape architects attending the workshops and presenting ideas for open space designs and cooperative planning processes using walking as method to perceive and change the urban Geschehen. Where were you? Don´t leave this large field of action and research to traffic planners and urban sociologists! Walk21 Munich

7th of September, 2013

Walking straight lines in cornfields.

Rules for designing while walking

7th of September, 2013

When experimenting with walking as a method of design, I tested different rules. Though they need to be designed for every situation specifically, the following rules will be helpful for those who want to start practising. :: Walk minimum a day. The journey is supposed to be strenuous. :: Once you studied the map, try […]

7th of September, 2013

Walking the Drakensberge in South Africa.

4th of September, 2013

A path can be a lifeline.