Suddenly in the 1990s, the trend number of pedestrian deaths in the United States reversed, with a 60% increase in such deaths since. This course examines why this trend is occurring, the consequences of these deaths for family, friends, and communities, and how we can use policy and planning approaches to once again reverse the trend. Students will work together on three related areas: 1) how do we design cities to make them safer for pedestrians? We will also consider cyclists/scooters/skateboards, but the focus will be on pedestrians; 2) what policy and planning improvements would aid in the development of a more pedestrian friendly city; and 3) what are the impacts of collisions and crashes on families and communities? How do they mourn, how do they organize to make sure it never happens again?