A new approach to street design, based on people and place, demonstrates the possible transformation of existing streets into great urban places.
Streets are catalysts for urban transformation. The Global Street Design Guide presents techniques and strategies currently being pioneered by the world’s foremost urban designers and engineers.
The guide is based on the principle that streets are public spaces for people as well as corridors for movement, marking a shift away from a functional classification of streets categorized only according to their ability to move traffic and provide vehicular access. Instead, it embraces an approach based on local context, the needs of multiple users, and larger social, economic, and environmental goals.