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Thalia Verkade

Thalia Verkade (b. 1979) is a journalist who covers mobility for De Correspondent. Previously she worked for nrc.next and NRC Handelsblad. She couldn’t have written The Right of the Fastest (2020) without Marco te Brömmelstroet (b. 1980), Professor of Urban Mobility Futures at the University of Amsterdam. Marco te Brömmelstroet is a town and urban planner, frequently called upon by international media as a talking head on the subject.

Het recht van de snelste

Het recht van de snelste

Hoe ons verkeer steeds asocialer werd

(De Correspondent, 2020, 254 pagina's)

Now people are spending more time at home, rethinking the way we design public space has become more urgent than ever. All over the world, initiatives are being launched to rearrange cities and streets. Bogota has imposed 50km/hr speed limits, built bike lanes and instigated car-free Sundays; part of Brussels has become a ‘home zone’ with restricted traffic; cars are being banished from the streets of Madrid, and in Great Britain a court case has been launched to stop building motorways with public money.

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