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This graduation project focuses on the city center as a place for people to walk. Everyone knows that walking is the most primary form of mobility in the city. And the most of us do it every day. It is the most essential way for us to move around. It gives us the opportunity to explore and experience the surrounding environment. But, most certainly, everyone have experienced that some urban environments are less attractive or more difficult to travel through by walking compared with others. Did we ever made the decision not to walk, because of the urban environment? Maybe you felt unsafe or it was just too far to walk or any other reason? At that moment the urban environment could not provide the conditions for you to walk. To be able to walk safely, conveniently, directly and comfortably, you will need an urban environment that corresponds to your needs, as a pedestrian. This graduation project researches the required conditions for the urban environment to facilitate and encourage people to walk, especially for city centers.