S02-E26 | Walkability with Jorge Cáñez
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Exploring the role of light and shade

In this episode, recorded at the Walk21 conference, we sat down with Jorge Cáñez, who is part of the Kounkuey Design Initiative. KDI is a nonprofit that combines community development and design to create equitable urban spaces that meet social, economic, and environmental needs. Currently, KDI is working on the Gender Equity Action Plan for Los Angeles, USA. This transformative initiative was sparked by the "Changing Lanes" report of 2021, which shed light on the transit system's deficiencies in serving women and gender minorities. We explore the intricacies of sustainability, walking conditions, road safety, and gender equity, including challenges like inaccessible bus stops and lighting concerns. Moreover, we discuss innovative strategies aimed at closing these gaps. Join us on this enlightening journey as we work towards a more equitable, sustainable, and pedestrian-friendly cities.

Many thanks to

Our TUMI Partners ADB, BMZ, C40 Cities, CAF, GIZ, ICLEI, ITDP, KfW, SLOCAT, UN-Habitat, WRI

Our Guest Jorge Cáñez LinkedIn & Youtube

Our moderators Mathias Merforth and Julia Remmers

Max Bleß from audioBoutique for the sounddesign

Sebastian Hofer from freifahrt for the concept and production support


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