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Toward an Equitable and Livable Street

  • David Prytherch
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Abstract

Prytherch concludes by reflecting on the need to critically reassess law on and design of the everyday street, engaging critical mobilities theory with the legal and engineering practices that produce actual roadways. This chapter argues for deeper understanding of both social justice principles and the tools required for manifesting them in space. This begins with rethinking the legal and design geographies of the public street for a more just and sustainable city. And looking beyond contemporary street fights, the concluding chapter speculates on next steps in the struggle to redefine the American street of the future.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Prytherch
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  1. 1.GeographyMiami UniversityOxfordUSA

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