Fine Networks: a New Approach to Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning

by Federico Parolotto and Francesca Arcuri first published as Reti Sottili – Un Nuovo Approccio alla Pianificazione della Mobilità Urbana Sostenibile, in “AR Architetti Roma” – Rivista dell’Ordine degli Architetti, Pianificatori, Paesaggisti e Conservatori di Roma e Provincia, n° 113 Ottobre 2015, (pp 54-57)   In one of his latest books “Transport for Suburbia: Beyond the […]

Redistributing Urban Space

by Federico Parolotto and Francesca Arcuri first published as Ridistribuire lo spazio urbano, in “Architettura del Paesaggio” – Rivista di Aiapp, Edifir, n° 31 semestrale 2/2015, (pp 22-23)     The topic of space redistribution in urban planning touches upon many of the disciplines that govern planning processes. In the cities of the western world, […]

Moscow Stories episode 3: the Hidden Shape of Public Transport

  The third episode of the Moscow stories involves a research study carried out during 2013 and presented the same year at the Moscow Urban Forum, thanks to the invitation of its curator and architect Yuri Grigoryan. This study has been also published in the “Archaeology of the periphery” book, the research project led by Grigoryan […]

Moscow Stories episode 2: the Moscow Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan 2020

  This is the second episode of a series of 4 of our Moscow stories. We have been in fact recently involved in four projects that we think it’s particularly worth sharing, since they introduce a new way of doing things, looking at transport planning as a fields that treats all the different modes holistically. In this episode we […]

Moscow Stories episode 1: the White City Project Exhibition

  This is the first episode of a series of 4 of our Moscow stories. We have been in fact recently involved in four projects that we think it’s particularly worth sharing, since they introduce a new way of doing things, looking at transport planning as a fields that treats all the different modes holistically. In addition to […]

John Whitelegg interview

John Whitelegg, Green Party Spokesperson on Sustainable Development. John is also Professor of Sustainable Transport at Liverpool John Moores University and Professor of Sustainable Development at York University’s Stockholm Institute of the Environment. A transport campaigner of global stature and reputation, John has written ten books on transport and is editor of the journal World […]

Marco Steinberg interview

Marco Steinberg is founder of Snowcone & Haystack (www.snowcone.fi), a strategic design practice focused on helping governments and leaders innovate. Prior to that he was Director of Strategic Design at Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund a government fund to help develop the economic prosperity and future success of Finland. There, he helped built the Fund’s […]

A Monster in the City

by Federico Parolotto and Francesca Arcuri       It is 7 a.m. on an August morning. An empty Milan wakes up to the sound of chainsaws which in Piazza Maggi, to the south of the city, begin cutting down the trees that have populated the area for over thirty years. The plan entails the […]

Remembering Paul Mees

by Federico Parolotto I first got to know of Paul Mees through Amazon, I was looking for some books to read and I ended up finding a title “Transport for suburbia – beyond the automobile age” that had a comment in the back by John Whitelegg. I knew John Whitelegg work and I really liked […]

Donald Shoup interview

Donald Shoup is Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning at UCLA, where he has served as Chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies. In his landmark book, The High Cost of Free Parking, Shoup argues that minimum parking requirements in zoning ordinances distort transportation choices, debase urban design, […]