Urban Design is key to safe cities. Think about where you feel safe ? – Empty dull streets or active / vibrant streets??

Jane Jacobs often said ” Eyes on the Street” is crucial for a street to be a safe place saying “there must be eyes upon the street, eyes belonging to those we might call the natural proprietors of the street.”

About : | Visual Dictionary of Street Standards| “To design a street according to its probable use is a reasonable but uncommon practice.” said the City of St. Louis Plan in 1917. We strongly believe the streets, squares, and public spaces form the vital element in any neighbourhood & city. They are the single most important component that adds to the livability of the city. Visual Dictionary of Street Standards visually depicts the various components of a Livable Streets

This is part of Visual Dictionary of Livable Streets which was developed by the 2016 Fellows as part of our Young Urban Leaders Program. Credit: Priyanshu Sharma, Sneh Salot, Shruti Punjabi.

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