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Online Learning 2: Designing for people, bikes and cars
July 30, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
The design of places for people, bikes and cars has been viewed through the lens of the most prevalent crisis in recent years; the climate crisis. The current pandemic has fast-tracked thinking around active travel and presented the opportunity to experiment with long-term approaches to designing for walking and cycling. As we move towards a ‘new normal’ we explore conflicting approaches to the health agenda; will we enter a post-car era or return to the safe-haven of the germ-free car?
This programme will include:
• A live introductory webinar consisting of presentations and group discussions with expert speakers
• A package of learning resources including further reading and exercises which can be studied in as much or as little depth as required (available in advance of the webinars)
• A concluding live webinar with presentations, Q&A and discussion
Learners can expect to:
• Understand where we’ve come from – the guiding principles and policies which have underpinned the design of streets
• Understand where we’re going – the principles and policies which are driving change in approaches to designing for active travel
• Explore the long-term impact of Covid-19 on the future of car ownership and approaches to design for safe and sustainable travel for climate resilience and future health crises
• Discuss the opportunities and constraints of design in a Kent context
Dates and timings:
• 28 July – Programme resources available for flexible independent study in the Kent Design ‘Resource’ library
• 30 July – Introductory webinar @ 09:15-11:15
• 30 July – Follow-up online discussion @ 14:15-16:00
For full details visit the Kent Design website.