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Understanding Mobilities for Designing Contemporary Cities free pdf 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.

About Paola Pucci

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 European universities and taught at the Institut d'Urbanisme, Universite Pierre Mendes, Grenoble (2009-2010). She has taken part in Italian and international research into infrastructure and mobility policies and has published books and articles in Italian and international journals. Her latest publications include work on an accessibility index, mobile phone network data as new sources for urban studies, identification of communities of practice through mobile phone data, and progress toward systemic usage of manifold cell phone network data for urban analysis and planning. Matteo Colleoni is an Associate Professor in Urban Sociology and holds the Chair of Urban Policies in the Department of Sociology and Social Research at Milan Bicocca University. He is also a member of many national and international organizations and networks on mobility and urban life. His research and teaching addresses issues of urban mobility, accessibility

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Author : Paola Pucci
Publisher : Springer International Publishing AG
Data Published : 09 January 2016
ISBN : 3319225774
EAN : 9783319225777
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 274 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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