The importance of building healthy places has become increasingly apparent, with new awareness of the social and health dimensions of cities. This publication is a joint initiative by Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the Centre of Liveable Cities (CLC) that encapsulates the importance of healhty places, with walkability and bikeablity as important constituents of the initiative.
A large element to driving urban form is about how people move around cities. It is critical to understand some of the key issues cities are facing and give some ideas for creating people friendly walking and cycling cities. Walking and biking are active mobility options with healthful and social dimensions and engage people physcially in moving through their environments.
As a follow up from the ULI-CLC collaborative publication on '10 Principles for Liveable High Density Cites: Lessons from Singapore' this project engaged a diverse group of individuals and organizations passionate about our cities on how to make them great places that are easy to move around. This publication is a result of research workshops, a local site study and international city case studies cities on Amsterdam, New York City, Seoul, Copenhagen and Taipei.