Urban Mobility Transitions: Governing through Experimentation in Bristol and New York City
PhD Thesis by Emilia Smeds, University College London. This doctoral research examines how mobility in cities is governed through experiments, commonly understood as pilot projects, and whether experiments hold potential for transformative change in urban mobility systems, including transitions away from automobility. The research draws on a synthesis of sustainability transitions, transport studies and urban studies literature, and traces the outcomes of 108 experiments undertaken over two decades in two cities: Bristol (UK) and New York City (USA) between 1996/7 and 2016.
From a post-war to a post-car neighborhood. Pendrecht, neighborhood in Rotterdam
Masters Thesis by Fabiola Anahí Mogrovejo León exploring the concept of accessibility by proximity as a structural and functional factor for redesigning one of the so-called ‘second-most problematic neighborhoods of The Netherlands, Pendrecht. The research proposes strategies and possible scenarios based on the main fundaments of accessibility by proximity to transform post-war neighborhood, characterized by sociological-urban ideals such as ‘the garden city’ and ‘the neighborhood unit.’
Mutations of self-organized mobility: Mapping and Evaluating Alexandria’s minibus movement patterns with Matsim model
Masters Thesis by Mohamed El Gohary (Politecnico di Milano) which implements MATSim modelling for evaluating the movement patterns and assessing evidence-based urban mobility policy for dealing with the underperformance of the minibuses in Alexandria.
Brussels Centre for Urban Studies StadsSalonsUrbains 22/23 interview with Luca Bertolini
Luca Bertolini reflects on the potential of urban experimentation as prefigurative politics to trigger transformative change in cities. He does so by focussing on current, burgeoning experiments that explore alternative uses, regulations and designs of city streets..
Addressing the unjust treatment of pedestrians at signalised intersections
Open-access scientific publication in the Journal 'Transportation Research Procedia'