Cities and Urbanization

Slaves to speed: Why we’d all benefit from ‘slow cities’

An alternative to trying to go faster is to “slow the city.” Image: Unsplash/Adrian Schwarz

Paul Tranter

Honorary Associate Professor, School of Science, UNSW

Rodney Tolley

Honorary Research Fellow, Staffordshire University


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