The New Urban Initiative MIT Series - No Accident: Urban Design and Motor Vehicle Violence

Monday, December 3, 2012 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
MIT, Building 10, Room 485

No Accident: Urban Design and Motor Vehicle Violence
Aaron Naparstek
Streetsblog founder and MIT DUSP Visiting Scholar

If you ever want to kill someone New York or just about any other American city, use a car as your weapon. As long as you are sober, licensed and do not flee the scene of the "accident," it is virtually guaranteed that you will get away with murder. Around the world, 1.3 million people die in road traffic crashes and 20 to 50 million more are injured each year. It is a massive global health crisis that, for the most part, we ignore. Streetsblog founder and DUSP Visiting Scholar Aaron Naparstek discusses emerging new perspectives on motor vehicle violence and the critical role that urban planners and designers must play in solving the problem.