Walking cities that are not walkable
About the lab
Walking in urban Africa is commonly portrayed in a negative light focusing on the dangers of pollution and traffic.
The Lab is a platform that brings forward evidence about walking conditions experiences and practices in un-walkable cities.
Through innovative methods and cross-disciplinary teams we seek to expand how pedestrians in African cities experience, practice and intervine.
Relevance: for SDGs, for health and wellbeing, for sustainable urban development
To establish an interdisciplinary, multicultural, collaborative, and inclusive platform for the co-production of innovative knowledge, methods, and partnerships in and about walking cities that are not walkable.
To document, challenge and expand current understandings in research and practice about walking in African cities from a nuanced and localised examination of the nature, challenges, and opportunities of everyday walking environments and practices for a more equitable and sustainable urban development.