Creating Healthy Places through Active Mobility

Can we re-think urban transport so that walking and cycling become real mobility options that make our cities healthier, safer, and more sociable?

In March 2014, the Centre for Livable Cities and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Singapore conducted a collaborative research study with renowned Danish architect and urban designer Jan Gehl. The aim was to formulate principles for improving walkability and bikeablity in Singapore.

Creating Healthy Places through Active Mobility, a collaborative research project between the Centre for Liveable Cities and Urban Land Institute, explores why and how we should make our urban environment friendlier to walking and cycling. This book, which publishes the findings of that research, discuss infrastructure design and policies of cities such as Amsterdam, Copenhagen, New York, Seoul and Taipei which have adopted active mobility as central to their transformative strategies for building healthy, vibrant, and liveable cities. The book also presents ideas for promoting active mobility based on workshops led by global expert Jan Gehl.

The Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC) was set up in 2008 based on a strategic blueprint developed by Singapore’s Inter-Ministerial Committee on Sustainable Development. The Centre’s mission is to distil, create and share knowledge on liveable and sustainable cities. CLC distils key learning points from Singapore’s experiences over the last half-century, while creating knowledge to address emerging challenges. It also shares knowledge with, and learns from, other cities and experts. 

Here you can download the ebook