Hans Monderman

 Hans Monderman has been one of the most significant influences on the current debate about the design of streets and
 spaces in the UK. A traffic engineer and road safety specialist from Northern Holland, he is celebrated as the pioneer of
 shared space as a means to influence speed and driver behaviour.
 Monderman has been the inspiration behind scores of towns and villages which work without road markings, traffic signs,
 signals, kerbs, barriers and bollards. Most engineers, when faced with a problem, try to add something. He says
 'My instinct has always been to take something away'.
 Following a short introduction by Rob Cowan, Hans explains his approach, work and experiences.

 Copyright: Esther Kurland. Director. Urban Design London
 A joint Urban Design Group and Urban Design London presentation