One of the innovative features of the ADB’s Guangxi program will be piloting the concept of living streets in Wuzhou, and also improving public spaces, sidewalks, pocket parks and so on. To make the urban environment more friendly to children, older persons, and persons with disabilities, applying universal and inclusive design principles. The design of living streets emphasizes people, community life and interaction and promotes community cohesion as opposed giving priority to driven and parked vehicles. Living streets and other inclusive public spaces are social places where people can meet, older people can exercise, and children can play safely. The concept does not necessarily exclude vehicles completely but aims at reducing both their speed and dominance through design features that slow them down and prohibits parking in areas that obstruct community use.
To come up with a technically sound design for the living streets pilot in Wuzhou, an Urban Development Specialist with living streets expertise is required to develop a detailed concept, designs, and implementation plan. The objective of the assignment is to complete a conceptual and engineering design for living streets and build the capacity of local line agencies.