Walking, Cadence and Urban Rhythms

Rhys-Taylor, Alex. 2021. Walking, Cadence and Urban Rhythms. In: Anita Strasser and Carla Duarte, eds. Walking Places - Conference Proceedings. Lisbon: DINÂMIA’CET-IUL, pp. 1-6. ISBN 9789897813092 [Book Section]

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This paper is the written version of a talk on the relationship between the cadence of walking and the rhythms of music, speech and thought. It is an effort to think through the phenomenological experience of walking and the ways that this experience is afforded by urban life and reflected in culture. In doing so, the paper offers a caution against the celebration of transhuman speed, while advocating for both social research and urban design that resonate with the rhythmic cadences of walking.

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The paper was presented at the Walking Places Symposium held at Centro de Informaçao Urbana de Lisboa (the Centre for Urban Information of Lisbon) in January 2019.


walking, rhythm, cadence, speed, bicycles, bpm, tempo

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1 March 2021Published
9 February 2020Accepted

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CIUL - Centro de Informação de Lisboa, Portugal

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10 - 11 January 2019

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14 Jul 2021 14:21

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16 Jul 2021 09:30



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