Transportation networks have become central to the physical and social fabric of our built environment, whereby designers and planners are often responsible for creating/implementing how people use these systems. Transportation systems can be assessed on their accessibility, the functional qualities of the spaces, and how these systems intersect with other modes. Transportation systems have the capacity to alter our relationship to the landscape around us and to one another, both positively and negatively, while promoting efficient and convenient modes of travel.
This panel will discuss the extents of transportation systems and their relationships to both environmental and social ecologies, and will consider how practitioners can design systems that support equity, reinforce social cohesion and promote robust, self-sustaining ecosystems.
Health, Safety and Welfare
Participants will learn how transportation systems influence the health and well being of a community and the individuals who live there.
Participants will learn how historical patterns of transportation and infrastructure design have shaped patterns of segregation, and learn about new approaches to promote equity in transportation systems.
Participants will learn how new technologies in transportation will influence the public realm, streetscape and urban design.
Gerry Bogacz, Carolyn Grossman Meagher, Diane Jones Allen
New York Chapter of ASLA