Building the Cycling City: The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Vitality
Guest lecture by Melissa and Chris Bruntlett

Building the Cycling City: The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Vitality

Start date

Friday, 21 Feb 2020, 13:30

End date

Friday, 21 Feb 2020, 15:00

Location
Classroom 1, IHS

About the lecture

Around the world, countries marvel at the Netherland’s impressive cycling culture and infrastructure while an insidious “that would never work here” attitude prevents real change from happening. But the Dutch overcame many of the same challenges as other car-clogged countries, and their story is an important model for moving the rest of the world toward a more human-scale, bike-friendly future. In "Building the Cycling City: The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Vitality", Melissa and Chris Bruntlett share the triumphs and challenges of the Dutch cycling story, show how some of the ideas are already being adopted in global cities, and draw out concrete lessons for other places to follow their lead.

About the experts

Melissa and Chris Bruntlett are the co-founders of Modacity; a creative agency using words, photography, and film to inspire happier, healthier, simpler forms of mobility. Together, they work with a variety of organizations—including municipal governments, transportation agencies, non-profits, and corporate clients—to address the evolving needs of cities large and small, enable a variety of mobility options as a way to create successful and more livable regions. Their book "Building the Cycling City: The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Vitality" is now available from Island Press.

WHERE? Classroom 1, Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies


WHEN? 13:30-15:00, 21st February (Friday) 2020