Understanding Mobilities For Designing Contemporary Cities

March 28, 2019|
Understanding Mobilities For Designing Contemporary Cities by Paola Pucci
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This book explores mobilities as a key to understanding the practices that both frame and generate contemporary everyday life in the urban context. At the same time, it investigates the challenges arising from the interpretation of mobility as a socio-spatial phenomenon both in the social sciences and in urban studies. Leading sociologists, economists, urban planners and architects address the ways in which spatial mobilities contribute to producing diversified uses of the city and describe forms and rhythms of different life practices, including unexpected uses and conflicts. The individual sections of the book focus on the role of mobility in transforming contemporary cities; the consequences of interpreting mobility as a socio-spatial phenomenon for urban projects and policies; the conflicts and inequalities generated by the co-presence of different populations due to mobility and by the interests gathered around major mobility projects; and the use of new data and mapping of mobilities to enhance comprehension of cities. The theoretical discussion is complemented by references to practical experiences, helping readers gain a broader understanding of mobilities in relation to the capacity to analyze, plan and design contemporary cities.
Paola Pucci, MSArch and PhD in Territorial Planning (IUAV, 1994), is Associate Professor in Urban Planning at Politecnico di Milano. Dr. Pucci coordinates the PhD Course in Urban Planning, Design, and Policy at the Department of Architecture and Urban Studies, Politecnico di Milano. She has also been a visiting professor at various Eur...
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Title:Understanding Mobilities For Designing Contemporary Cities
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:274 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 in
Shipping dimensions:274 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 in
Published:March 28, 2019
Publisher:Springer Nature
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9783319794129

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