Paths,Tracks and Trails: Designing for Pedestrians and Cyclists

Images Publishing

Edited by Paolo Ceccon and Laura Zampieri

  • Walking and cycling are becoming a fashionable lifestyle both as a low-impact exercise and a healthy means of travel.

    There is ever-growing demand for the construction of pedestrian and cyclist paths internationally, and it’s the rate of growth that highlights new challenges, as well as opportunities, for landscape designers. This book showcases several exciting design projects of pedestrian and cyclist paths across a range of environments, from cities to local communities, urban areas to larger national parks. This book addresses how the issues of connectivity and urban public space are common across different cultural and geographic settings. At the same time, solutions differ in response to the character of individual sites and their context within an urban or natural landscape setting. The highly illustrated projects demonstrate a commitment to creative design to produce new public spaces that are not only functional, but provide opportunities for people to move easily through them and interact with the surrounding urban and natural environments. The book includes an informative design guide and a set of criteria that should provide strong reference materials in the evolving landscape realm of developing sustainable, green infrastructure for pedestrians and cyclists.

    This comprehensive study is a must-have publication for landscape architects, urban design professionals, town planners, students and educators in the urban design fields.

  • ISBN: 9781864706567

    Dimensions: 300mm x 240mm

    Page Count: 272

    Publication Date: May 2016

    Colour: Full Colour

  • Paolo Ceccon graduated as an architect from the Università Iuav di Venezia (IUAV), in Venice, where he conducts research. He specialized in urban design of cities for his Masters in Urbanism in the Escola Técnica Superior D'Arquitectura de Barcelona (ETSAB). From 2005 to 2013 he was a visiting professor in landscape architecture at the IUAV, and he teaches “Public Spaces” and “Architectural Design” at the Department ICEA of the University of Padua. Since 2009 he is a visiting professor in Masters in Landscape Architecture at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) in Barcelona. Since 2011 he is professor at the summer workshop for the Masters of Landscape Architecture at UPC (ACMA-UPC), in Lisbon. He recently wrote for Quodlibet Journal editions, namely Landscapes in Production(with Laura Zampieri) and “Chronicle of a Mutationsemantics. The landscape of the project”.

    Laura Zampieri is an architect who graduated from Università Iuav di Venezia (IUAV), in Venice, where she also conducts research. She was a visiting professor in landscape architecture from 2004 to 2011 at the University of Trento, and from 2004 to 2013 at the University of Udine. Currently she teaches within the Department of Culture of the Project at IUAV, for the Masters in Landscape Architecture and Garden Design, and the Masters in Landscape Architecture at UPC, in Barcelona. Since 2011 she is also professor at the summer workshop for the Masters of Landscape Architecture at UPC (ACMA-UPC), in Lisbon. She recently wrote for the Quodlibet Journal editions, namely
    “Landscapes in production” (with Paulo Ceccon) and “Fora project in the landscape”.





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