Safe streets play a crucial role in enabling livelihoods, mobility, and access to services. In fast-growing Indian cities such as Ahmedabad, streets are also the site of conflict. With incomes and vehicle ownership on the rise, traffic has replaced people as the central point of street design. Vehicle-focused street design is limiting space for vendors, children, the elderly, and the disabled, while instances of violence against women are partly linked to land use and street design.
Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 10:30
Research in Action
VIOLENCEDISPLACED PERSONSPovertySOCIAL CONFLICTSIndiaIndiaIndiaSouth AsiaSri LankaSri LankaSri LankaURBAN AREAS
What happens when entire communities are uprooted by conflict or development? And how can planners shape the transition so that residents hold on to their livelihoods, social ties, and sense of security?