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Peter Kindel on Designing for Walkability for the World Economic Forum

A streetscape rendering of Utah's The Point shows that infrastructure for multiple modes of mobility can exist side-by-side.

Peter Kindel, SOM Urban Design and Planning Principal, explores a case study in designing for walkability in a recent article for the World Economic Forum’s Center for Urban Transformation, a global platform for practical solutions that increase resilience and future-readiness in cities.

Many communities are looking to offer lower-carbon transportation options, prioritize public safety, and improve quality of life. Drawing insights from designing the framework plan for Utah’s ‘The Point,’ Peter discusses how communities can overcome decades of car-centric planning with a human-scaled approach to city design. The Point offers a model for integrating various modes of mobility, from bikes to walking trails, with a network of open spaces, homes, and businesses.