Desire Paths

Van Mensvoort
September 20th 2012

Design by planning vs design by doing. Desire paths are unplanned paths grown by the erosion of its use. They emerge as shortcuts where constructed pathways take a circuitous route. Perhaps one day, all our roads will be desire paths.

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JS
Posted 23/07/2011 – 19:24
natinja
Posted 17/06/2011 – 15:52

The desire path is what emerges when you put the ground of efficiency over the figure of leisure.

John Date
Posted 16/06/2011 – 22:39

In fact, this is how CMU's sidewalks were located: allowing the preferred paths to dictate the placement of sidewalks.

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