Slower pace is good for the community! Enjoy this short video from "Streetfilms". Donald Appleyard is a scholar who studied the neighborhood environment and the ways planning and design can make life better for city residents. In 1981, Appleyard published "Livable Streets" based on his research into how people experience streets with different traffic volumes.
The Second Edition of Livable Streets will be published by Routledge Press in 2011.
This video explores three studies in "Livable Streets" that measured, for the first time, the effect of traffic on our social interactions and how we perceive our own homes and neighborhoods.
I notice that the right side of the video is not showing up and no idea why! The streetfilms website is: http://www.streetfilms.org/revisiting-donald-appleyards-livable-streets/