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Talking The Walk: An Autoethnography Of Pedestrianism In Chicagoland, Andrew Kuka
Stevenson Center for Community and Economic Development to Stevenson Center for Community and Economic Development—Student Research
This autoethnographic account of pedestrianism in Chicagoland aims to remind us of the sensory, social, and emotional experiences walking can provide, and how an environment centered around automobiles affects those experiences. It utilizes participant observations and refers to literature from a wide range of disciplines to construct a story of walks in downtown Aurora and Chicago, Illinois that illuminates factors at play in the shaping of the pedestrian experience in urban areas.