Mapping the slow city
Track: Urban and Regional Planning
Authors: Eric Scharnhorst
The public places where people slow down and dwell can be some of the most characteristic parts of a city. However, slowness is often identified in GPS data to be a signature of traffic congestion. This research goes in the other direction. It uses GPS data in Copenhagen to find the positive aspects of slowness. The physical and visible differences between the 'slow city' and the 'fast city' are revealed. This work finds slowness to be a signature of urban vitality.