Reading List

"Urban streets: Epitomes of planning challenges and opportunities at the interface of public space and mobility" by ‪Kim Carlotta Von Schönfeld and Luca Bertolini

Journal article about the different, both symbiotic and conflicting, and always evolving uses of city streets, and about how this raises topical questions for urban planning.

Von Schönfeld, K. C., & Bertolini, L.. (2017). Urban streets: Epitomes of planning challenges and opportunities at the interface of public space and mobility. Cities, 68, 48–55.

Von Schönfeld, K. C., & Bertolini, L.. (2017). Urban streets: Epitomes of planning challenges and opportunities at the interface of public space and mobility. Cities, 68, 48–55.

Von Schönfeld, K. C., & Bertolini, L.. (2017). Urban streets: Epitomes of planning challenges and opportunities at the interface of public space and mobility. Cities, 68, 48–55.

Von Schönfeld, K. C., & Bertolini, L.. (2017). Urban streets: Epitomes of planning challenges and opportunities at the interface of public space and mobility. Cities, 68, 48–55.

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"From temporary arrangements to permanent change: Assessing the transitional capacity of city street experiments" by Katherine Van Hoose et al.

VanHoose, K., de Gante, A.R., Bertolini, L., Kinigadner, J., & Büttner, B. (2022). From temporary arrangements to permanent change: Assessing the transitional capacity of city street experiments. Journal of Urban Mobility, 2, 100015.

VanHoose, K., de Gante, A.R., Bertolini, L., Kinigadner, J., & Büttner, B. (2022). From temporary arrangements to permanent change: Assessing the transitional capacity of city street experiments. Journal of Urban Mobility, 2, 100015.

VanHoose, K., de Gante, A.R., Bertolini, L., Kinigadner, J., & Büttner, B. (2022). From temporary arrangements to permanent change: Assessing the transitional capacity of city street experiments. Journal of Urban Mobility, 2, 100015.

VanHoose, K., de Gante, A.R., Bertolini, L., Kinigadner, J., & Büttner, B. (2022). From temporary arrangements to permanent change: Assessing the transitional capacity of city street experiments. Journal of Urban Mobility, 2, 100015.

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“Achieving just transitions to low-carbon urban mobility” by Tim Schwanen

Are transition to low carbon mobility just? Who can or cannot adopt and benefit from low-carbon forms of mobility? Tim Schwanen discusses the issue of justice applied to transition to low carbon mobility and emphasis the role in studying interdependent capabilities, enabling involved and affected constituencies to participate in governance and knowledge generation, and creating conditions that enable marginalized perspectives and experiences to shift transition pathways towards low-carbon mobility in previously unimaginable directions.

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"Livable streets? Green gentrification and the displacement of longtime residents in Ghent, Belgium" by Cedric Goossens, Stijn Oosterlynck, Lieve Bradt

About Leefstraten and the effect they may have in the wider story of gentrification.

Goossens, C., Oosterlynck, S., & Bradt, L. (2020). Livable streets? Green gentrification and the displacement of longtime residents in Ghent, Belgium. Urban Geography, 41(4), 550-572

Goossens, C., Oosterlynck, S., & Bradt, L. (2020). Livable streets? Green gentrification and the displacement of longtime residents in Ghent, Belgium. Urban Geography, 41(4), 550-572

Goossens, C., Oosterlynck, S., & Bradt, L. (2020). Livable streets? Green gentrification and the displacement of longtime residents in Ghent, Belgium. Urban Geography, 41(4), 550-572

Goossens, C., Oosterlynck, S., & Bradt, L. (2020). Livable streets? Green gentrification and the displacement of longtime residents in Ghent, Belgium. Urban Geography, 41(4), 550-572

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"From “streets for traffic” to “streets for people”: can street experiments transform urban mobility?" by Luca Bertolini

Bertolini, L. (2020). From “streets for traffic” to “streets for people”: can street experiments transform urban mobility? Transport Reviews, 40(6), 734-753

Bertolini, L. (2020). From “streets for traffic” to “streets for people”: can street experiments transform urban mobility? Transport Reviews, 40(6), 734-753

Bertolini, L. (2020). From “streets for traffic” to “streets for people”: can street experiments transform urban mobility? Transport Reviews, 40(6), 734-753

Bertolini, L. (2020). From “streets for traffic” to “streets for people”: can street experiments transform urban mobility? Transport Reviews, 40(6), 734-753

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"Tactical urbanism: Short-term action for long-term change" by Mike Lydon and Anthony Garcia

Lydon, M., & Garcia, A. (2015). Tactical urbanism: Short-term action for long-term change. Island Press

Lydon, M., & Garcia, A. (2015). Tactical urbanism: Short-term action for long-term change. Island Press

Lydon, M., & Garcia, A. (2015). Tactical urbanism: Short-term action for long-term change. Island Press

Lydon, M., & Garcia, A. (2015). Tactical urbanism: Short-term action for long-term change. Island Press

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"The 'system' of automobility" by John Urry

Urry, J. (2004). The 'system' of automobility. Theory, Culture & Society, 21(4/5), 25–39.

Urry, J. (2004). The 'system' of automobility. Theory, Culture & Society, 21(4/5), 25–39.

Urry, J. (2004). The 'system' of automobility. Theory, Culture & Society, 21(4/5), 25–39.

Urry, J. (2004). The 'system' of automobility. Theory, Culture & Society, 21(4/5), 25–39.

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"Livable streets" by Donald Appleyard

Classic book showing how motorized traffic kills the social function of city streets, and what might be needed to revert the trend. Still relevant! An updated, 2020 version (‘Livable streets 2.0’) is also available.

D. Appleyard (1981). Livable streets. University of California Press, Berkeley

D. Appleyard (1981). Livable streets. University of California Press, Berkeley

D. Appleyard (1981). Livable streets. University of California Press, Berkeley

D. Appleyard (1981). Livable streets. University of California Press, Berkeley

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"The Street: A Quintessential Social Public Space" by Vikas Mehta

Mehta, V. (2013). The Street: A Quintessential Social Public Space. Routledge.

Mehta, V. (2013). The Street: A Quintessential Social Public Space. Routledge.

Mehta, V. (2013). The Street: A Quintessential Social Public Space. Routledge.

Mehta, V. (2013). The Street: A Quintessential Social Public Space. Routledge.

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"Of Love Affairs and Other Stories" by Peter Norton

Book chapter documenting how around the 1920s in the USA the norm of streets was deliberately shifted from a place of multiple uses and users to one where motorized traffic is and should be the dominant one. This is the very paradigm that street experiments are currently contesting.

Norton, P. (2014). “Of Love Affairs and Other Stories.” In Incomplete Streets, edited by S. Zavestoski, and J. Agyeman, 37–55. Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Norton, P. (2014). “Of Love Affairs and Other Stories.” In Incomplete Streets, edited by S. Zavestoski, and J. Agyeman, 37–55. Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Norton, P. (2014). “Of Love Affairs and Other Stories.” In Incomplete Streets, edited by S. Zavestoski, and J. Agyeman, 37–55. Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Norton, P. (2014). “Of Love Affairs and Other Stories.” In Incomplete Streets, edited by S. Zavestoski, and J. Agyeman, 37–55. Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

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"The Street as Ecology" by Vikas Mehta

Book chapter emphasizing the many different potential uses and users of city streets and showing how order can emerge from mutual negotiations between them, rather than from rules imposed from above. A possibility that current street experiments are also exploring.

Mehta, V. (2014). “The Street as Ecology.” In Incomplete Streets, edited by S. Zavestoski, and J. Agyeman, 114–136. Abingdon, UK: Routledge

Mehta, V. (2014). “The Street as Ecology.” In Incomplete Streets, edited by S. Zavestoski, and J. Agyeman, 114–136. Abingdon, UK: Routledge

Mehta, V. (2014). “The Street as Ecology.” In Incomplete Streets, edited by S. Zavestoski, and J. Agyeman, 114–136. Abingdon, UK: Routledge

Mehta, V. (2014). “The Street as Ecology.” In Incomplete Streets, edited by S. Zavestoski, and J. Agyeman, 114–136. Abingdon, UK: Routledge

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“Movement: how to take back our streets and transform our lives” by Thalia Verkade and Marco te Brömmelstroet

Our dependence on cars is damaging our health ― and the planet’s. The Dutch seem to have the right idea, with thousands of bike highways, but even then, what happens to pedestrians or people who want to cycle at a more leisurely pace? What about children playing outside their homes? Or wildlife, which enriches our local areas? Why do we prioritise traffic above all else? Making our communities safer, cleaner, and greener starts with asking the fundamental questions: who do our streets belong to, what do we use them for, and who gets to decide? This book challenge us to rethink our way of life to put people at the centre of urban design. But be warned: you will never look at the street outside your front door in the same way again.

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