Tuesday, February 07, 2006

"No Feet in this Streets Plan"

I was sitting at the Arbor room(*sign the petition!) looking at an issue of NOW , and what do u know... pg. 18 there is an article relating to what we were talking about in class today--> "street space and sidewalk sociality". It is basically about how the citizens of toronto want more pedestrian friendly streets meanwhile some city councillors are more in favour of street plans that this article refers to to as "suburban hell" and "tight squeeze".
Click here and then press "next story" to read the article that talks about the issues in more detail.

2 Comments:

Blogger Barker said...

This is also an example of how "community consultation" may not result in any significant changes to expert plans. Very often nowadays "consultation" can act as a code word for resisting demands for more stakeholder involvement in decision making processes. On a side note: you also see here two kinds of expertise set against each other: the planner expertise about road widths versus the expertise of pedestrians who experience alley widths.

2/07/2006 2:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The city of toronto is currently doing public workshop about its co-ordinated street furniture plan. http://www.toronto.ca/involved/projects/streetfurniture/workshop.htm to register.

2/08/2006 2:18 PM  

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