As the world moves towards greater urbanisation, we need to ensure that its mega-cities remain accessible for the people who would live, work and play in them. Worldwide, walkability improvement is increasingly being recognised not only as an important component in cities’ integrated mobility systems but also as a measure of and a means to enhance local quality of life and vitality, and to attract visitors and overseas talent. But this cannot emerge by chance: in high density urban environments, a strategic approach to walking is more necessary than ever!
Walk21 Hong Kong, the first Walk21 international conference in Asia and the 17th in the series, will be held in Hong Kong in October 2016. The motto of this conference is “Walking puts people first”.