breaking paradigms

A podcast where we talk about global perspectives on spatial planning in practice and theory

Walkable City

This episode focusses on the walkability of cities around the globe. We give you a small test to check your city, look at the history of the concept with Jane Jacobs and share some perspectives on Shanghai, Shenzhen as well as a bit of a critical look.

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Literature

Holz-Rau, Christian; Sicks, Kathrin (2013): Stadt der kurzen Wege und der weiten Reisen
Jacobs, Jane (1961): The Death and Life of Great American Cities
Wang, Lan et at. (2017): Walkable Cities in High Density China

smartcitiesdive.com/ex/sustainablecitiescollective/these-boots-are-made-walking-and-so-city-4-benefits-walkable-city/158226/
citylab.com/design/2014/12/growing-evidence-shows-walkability-is-good-for-you-and-for-cities/383612/

The podcast “breaking paradigms” is a collaborative effort of Constanze Frech and Sarah Kusché. It focuses on all things spatial planning, especially regarding knowledge transfer and non-European practices and theories. Every 30-minute episode centers around a different topic and should give insights and perspectives on both theory and practice. Our goal is to be educational for those still studying and already in the professional field. We seek to collaborate with experts in their respective fields from all continents and build a platform to exchange niche subjects and start a conversation.

Created by Constanze Frech & Sarah Kusché
With music composed by Dídac Barroso Cascales
Sound design by Dídac Barroso Cascales & Florian Frech
Editing: Sarah Kusché
Spreadsheet: Constanze Frech
Content & concept: Constanze Frech & Sarah Kusché
Script: Constanze Frech & Sarah Kusché
Voice for intro and outro by Dídac Barroso Cascales
Special thanks to Florian Frech for providing his studio and expertise for intro & outro!

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