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Creating Public Realm Mobility Infrastructure Mobility for All

In this short course, you will learn what is the Woonerf, its history behind the concept, the context in which these streets work best, and what are the principles that make a street a Woonerf. We will cover the legal and design principles and will show these principles in a real-life example.


The Woonerf concept was developed in Delft in the 1960s and 1970s and spread to other Dutch cities. Woonerven are residential streets in which pedestrians share the road with vehicles, while vehicles should follow the pedestrians’ pace. The use of physical barriers and obstacles conveys the impression that pedestrians can use the entire street, reducing traffic volumes significantly.

Join us for a short course exploring the concept, and allow us to show you how to turn a local living street into a Woonerf.


What will you learn?

  • The Woonerf in general: its origin, development, and setting within a city.
  • Its legal framework.
  • Five criteria for designing a woonerf.


Who is this course for?

  • Professionals in the field of urban mobility, urban planners, architects, civil engineers, etc.
  • Students majoring in urban planning and transportation.
  • Urban activists, city enthusiasts, and concerned citizens.

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