Posts tagged urban planning

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 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 […]

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; […]

From 4 to 12: a biography of Thika road

by Federico Parolotto     Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, is a fascinating city that has uncharacteristically grown to a population of approximately 4.5 million without having a ring road (although this will not be the situation for long). Any movement from one side of the city to the other requires transit through its very heart. Typically, […]

Flow[n] launch at the MIC opening party

The flow[n] team would like to thank everyone who came to the introduction of the project at the MIC opening party. The evening was a great success, and we are now ready to continue the flow[n] journey with the first interviews and posts. Below are a few pictures to give those that could not attend […]

Flow[n] launch party

MIC‘s opening party on 23rd June will officially introduce and launch Flow[n] , the new research group created to investigate the challenges related to mobility and urban planning. Flow[n] aims to expand the world of transport to include a wider understanding of the environment and constant dialogue with other fields, bridging gaps between urban planning, […]