We at The Homage Project believe that all places, those designed for cars and those for pedestrians, offer lessons about the profound impact of the built environment on the human experience. Starting in the United States and featuring places in Asia, Europe, and more, we strive to catalog streetscapes, public space, and neighborhoods that work for a variety of mobility options—and those that don't.
We are two Florida natives frustrated by the mobility hierarchy found in much of suburban America—a hierarchy that often values the car as king, and pedestrian or cyclist as nuisance; places a higher economic burden on those already strapped for cash by necessitating car ownership; boasts both the most toll roads and pedestrian deaths in the country; and enables a development ethos that heightens isolation, diminishes social connections, and consumes an alarming amount of finite resources.
We believe our cities, towns, and places in between can do better. We believe they can be places that favor active transportation, community connections, and public space. By documenting alternatives to auto-oriented development, we hope to challenge the possibilities available to cities, and help communities adopt a more equitable and sustainable approach to urban design.