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EX-TRA Deliverable 4.2  Comparative typology of street experiments

Assessing the various types of street experiment, both in terms of physical form and transitional characteristics.

October 2022

AISSR Harvest Day 2022 - Keynote by Luca Bertolini

Luca Bertolini presents insights and impact of city street experiments, urban mobility and post car cities. Followed by a discussion with Professor of International Relations Marlies Glasius.

November 2022

How does the Van Gogh School Street contribute to a more Sustainable and Child-Friendly Neighbourhood? A Lambeth Case Study

Research report by Marie Kaune, exploring the impact of the Van Gogh School Street experiment, and surveying school children to understand how the experiment impacts them. 

From temporary arrangements to permanent change: Assessing the transitional capacity of city street experiments

Open-access scientific publication in the Journal of Urban Mobility

Piazza scolastica in via Procaccini: allestimento temporaneo per sperimentare un nuovo spazio pedonale

Article on the Fondazione Innovazione Urbana website (Italian)

January 2022

VerDuS-podcast #2 Een goed milieu begint in je straat

Episode 2 of the VerDus podcast with Luca Bertolini (Dutch)

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 presentation by Luca Bertolini

Presentation by and discussion led by Luca Bertolini on the subject of street experiments, at the Brussels Centre for Urban Studies

November 2022

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..

November 2022

Addressing the unjust treatment of pedestrians at signalised intersections

Open-access scientific publication in the Journal 'Transportation Research Procedia'

EX-TRA Deliverable 4.1  Comparative policy analysis 

Document analysis to map the institutional and policy context of urban mobility in the testbeds. Comparative description of organizational and legal frameworks, and of policy aims, measures, and actors.

April 2022

Street Space

Feature in the South Woodford Gazette about EX-TRA's research in the area

February 2022

Via Procaccini: la prima piazza scolastica di Bologna

Two students from the Testoni-Fioravanti school tell FIU about the tactical urban planning project that transformed Via Procaccini into the first school square in Bologna! (Italian)

EX-TRA, Living labs for a car-free city   

Profile about EX-TRA featured on Verkeerskunde: an independent platform for the exchange of scientifically sound information about traffic and transport, with a journal published 5 times a year. 

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.

Street Experiments Tool (SET)

The S.E.T. platform offers a collection of resources for implementing and supporting street experiments

Luca Bertolini on… creating systemic change by learning from urban experiments

Urban Voices series by the European Urban Knowledge Network

September 2021

EX-TRA Deliverable 2.1 Inclusive Accessibility by Proximity Index, Version 1 

The IAPI is a quantitative tool for assessing the level of access through active mobility, at a basket of daily, basic services at the district level.

October 2021

Reimagining London’s transport system:  Progressing pedestrianisation in London,

Article for the Centre for London by Enrica Papa and Ersilia Verlinghieri

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.’

Geo Open Accessibility Tool (GOAT)

GOAT is an interactive web tool for creating accessibility analyzes for pedestrian and bicycle traffic, as well as city and district planning.

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