Archive for Public Transport

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 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 […]

A New Direction for Transport Planning

  by Federico Parolotto and Francesca Arcuri   Realities of Today The Car and the City The impact of private vehicles on the urban fabric is undoubtedly a well-known issue. The space that through the years has been dedicated to the car has often modeled the new form of growing settlements or profoundly affected historic […]

The future of transport and cities

      THE CITY OF TODAY   The city and the car The car is undoubtedly still the superstar of capitalist cities; with solid growth in personal income all societies have witnessed a steep growth in car ownership. The arrival of the car swept aside public transit on the West Coast of the United […]

Moscow’s mobility: there is no space left to walk…

by Federico Parolotto   The road It is definitely instructive to take a taxi from Shermenevo airport towards Moscow’s city centre – Moscow’s radial network is planned to allow fast travel towards the urbanized area. A sequence of split level junctions and run down overhead walkways characterize the stretch of the Leningradskoye Shosse road. Along […]

A Chinese Faustian bargain

by Federico Parolotto The presence of the car in cities is very often the result of Faustian bargain, as described by John Whitelegg in his book “Critical Mass: Transport, environment and society in the 21st century”. (1) The Faustian bargain is one in which the soul of the city is given up to private mobility; […]

Milan and the invisible space revolution: how to change cities by reconfiguring mobility flows

by Federico Parolotto     The legacy of the mono-functional approach to the road network The common element of cities around the world (with a few rare exceptions) is the car: its ubiquity is the true unifying element of distant and disparate urban settlements . Private transport in Europe continuously grew since the 60s to […]

Private mobility is not going away any time soon

    On the 25th of February 2011, MIC took part in the first edition of the Qatar Motor Show in Doha. “Being a speaker at the conference was a very interesting experience, it allowed us to look at the car industry from the manufacturers’ perspective. It is clear from talking to automotive industry representatives […]