Living and Walking in Cities
Vivere e Camminare in Città

XXIV International Conference  LWC 2019

PEDESTRIANS, URBAN SPACES AND HEALTH

12-13 September 2019, Brescia (Italy) 


CONFERENCE THEMES FOR 2019
 
See here the last version of the Call for Paper LWC2019

The International Conference “LIVING AND WALKING IN CITIES” (LWC) traditionally looks at different themes concerning the quality of life in urban areas. The goal of this event is to gather researchers, road users, administrators, technicians, city representatives and experts aiming to discuss problems that affect the safety of pedestrians in the city, especially of children and persons with reduced mobility. The conference attracts practitioners and researchers who can find detailed presentations on policy issues, best practices and research findings across the broad spectrum of urban and transport planning. The conference covers international issues, national and local policies and the implementation of projects at the local level.

The conference presents a great opportunity for networking and forming career-spanning professional relationships. Although sessions at the Conference can be challenging in discussing matters of policy at the highest level, they can also provide good, basic education and training opportunities. The Conference “Living and Walking in Cities”provides a forum to discuss the challenges of economic growth, social and demographic changes to become more sustainable. Planners and practitioners are being asked to improve and retrofit towns, transportation infrastructure and public spaces. They are finding solutions for resilience in the face of threats posed by climate change, energy and infrastructure security; At the same time, they need to develop hard and soft measures to improve the safety of walking and cycling which affects health and fitness.

This is desirable to be done through research and studies that are innovative, interdisciplinary and cross-border.