Forum: Streets as Public Spaces: A New Vision From Germany

A consummate observer of city life and public space and a 30-year friend of the Project for Public Spaces, Rolf Monheim is one of the foremost experts on retail streets, parking management, traffic calming, access management strategies, and planning for walking and cycling. After a presentation, we will have a discussion directly addressing issues relevant to NYC.

“The development of cities and transport is not controlled by rational considerations alone but to a large extent by emotionally charged visions… Dependence on the car can only be overcome by a social trend rooted in the emotions, by a new vision.”  –  Prof. Rolf Monheim

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