“Future History : The Art and Design of Walking”

"Why Walking as an Educational Tool? Walking serves as a metaphor for understanding space and place; builds awareness of human pace – speed, time and motion; and enhances observation of detail. In a pragmatic sense the designer, as conscious pedestrian, establishes a more intimate relationship with the surrounding environment. This closer understanding creates better wayfinding systems, encourages meaningful pedestrian narratives in urban environments, and sets higher ecological goals. For the student, walking is experiential – a sense building action."—https://futurehistory.aiga.org/resources/content/2/2/6/8/documents/c_beckett.pdf