Making ¢ of Pedestrian Oriented Developments
In Making ¢ of Pedestrian Oriented Developments, Dr. Claudia Folska examines and rethinks current auto-centered design paradigms for pedestrian-oriented developments. She applies universal design principles to her suggestions for making public transit facilities and the areasaround them accessible for all people, and also appealing.
This manifesto asserts that places should be designed for the people living in them, and that universal design is vital and beneficial for all users of a built environment. After beginning a dual doctorate on blind wayfinding
at the University of Colorado in 2004, she completed her dual Ph.D. in 2012.
As a single mother living in Denver, Claudia has relied on public transportation for herself and her now teenaged daughter. Because Claudia is passionate about public transit, she is working diligently with Denver’s RTD Board of Directors to further improve the transit system so that it is more accessible for everyone.