The Woonerf

📆 Date: 26 November 2021, 15.30 – 16.00 Amsterdam |

🎤 Host: George Liu |

🎤 Expert Guest: Dick van Veen |

Description

This webinar will briefly introduce you to the Woonerf, a Dutch take on the living street, and outline the principles behind this idea with a real-life example. Woonerfs are residential streets in which pedestrians share the road with vehicles, while vehicles should follow the pedestrians’ pace. The Woonerf concept was developed in Delft in the 1960s and 1970s and spread to other Dutch cities and is now a well known street design principle around the world.

Dick van Veen is a senior traffic engineer and urban designer with almost 20 years of experience. In his work he is bridging the gap between traffic and public space, between ‘flowing’ and ‘staying’. For him, designing is never about just cars, but always involves the human condition. Dick has helped many cities change toward more people friendly streets and places, in the Netherlands, Europe and North America.

Ready to start learning today? You are also invited to enrol in our short course, “Designing a Livable Neighbourhood: The Woonerf Concept”

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