ACM Interactions.19

Walking is the collaboration and confluence of body, mind, and place. It has been repeatedly acknowledged as the “composing instrument” of the city generating social and urban life, as the most democratic and accessible physical activity, a cultural and aesthetic practice, a vital antidepressant, heart-saver, non-dieting diet, and an antidote to cope with the syndrome of chairs and wheels. Such that the re-discovery of walk may compete with the invention of wheel. With the standpoint that regards it as essentially being a situated human experience, our aim is to develop a discussion of walking within the context of so called Smart Cities, hoping that this will initiate a broader multidisciplinary discourse on how to retain and improve the “urban walk”.

Walking in Smart Cities