Research for Development

Understanding Mobilities for Designing Contemporary Cities

Editors: Pucci, Paola, Colleoni, Matteo (Eds.)

  • Highlights the role of mobility in transforming today’s cities
  • Investigates the consequences of interpreting mobility as a socio-spatial phenomenon for urban projects and policies
  • Examines the use of new data and mapping of mobilities to enhance understanding of cities
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This book explores mobilities as a key to understanding the practices that both frame and generate contemporary everyday life in the urban context. At the same time, it investigates the challenges arising from the interpretation of mobility as a socio-spatial phenomenon both in the social sciences and in urban studies. Leading sociologists, economists, urban planners and architects address the ways in which spatial mobilities contribute to producing diversified uses of the city and describe forms and rhythms of different life practices, including unexpected uses and conflicts. The individual sections of the book focus on the role of mobility in transforming contemporary cities; the consequences of interpreting mobility as a socio-spatial phenomenon for urban projects and policies; the conflicts and inequalities generated by the co-presence of different populations due to mobility and by the interests gathered around major mobility projects; and the use of new data and mapping of mobilities to enhance comprehension of cities. The theoretical discussion is complemented by references to practical experiences, helping readers gain a broader understanding of mobilities in relation to the capacity to analyze, plan and design contemporary cities.

About the authors

Paola Pucci, MSArch and PhD in Territorial Planning (IUAV, 1994), is Associate Professor in Urban Planning at Politecnico di Milano. Dr. Pucci coordinates the PhD Course in Urban Planning, Design, and Policy at the Department of Architecture and Urban Studies, Politecnico di Milano. She has also been a visiting professor at various European universities and taught at the Institut d’Urbanisme, Université Pierre Mendès, Grenoble (2009–2010). She has taken part in Italian and international research into infrastructure and mobility policies and has published books and articles in Italian and international journals. Her latest publications include work on an accessibility index, mobile phone network data as new sources for urban studies, identification of communities of practice through mobile phone data, and progress toward systemic usage of manifold cell phone network data for urban analysis and planning.

Matteo Colleoni is an Associate Professor in Urban Sociology and holds the Chair of Urban Policies in the Department of Sociology and Social Research at Milan Bicocca University. He is also a member of many national and international organizations and networks on mobility and urban life. His research and teaching addresses issues of urban mobility, accessibility & transport exclusion, metropolitan areas & urban change, and time–space analysis. His most recent relevant publications in this context include La città attraente. Luoghi pubblici, mobilità e arte contemporanea (2014), Mobility, Accessibility and Social Equity: A Comparative and Interdisciplinary Empirical Study in the Metropolitan Areas of Milan, Bologna and Turin (2013) and A GIS methodology for defining the metropolitan areas. The Italian case study (2012).

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Mobility Practices as a Knowledge and Design Tool for Urban Policy

    Pucci, Paola

    Pages 3-21

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  • A Social Science Approach to the Study of Mobility: An Introduction

    Colleoni, Matteo

    Pages 23-33

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  • Putting Territory to the Test of Reversibility

    Kaufmann, Vincent

    Pages 35-48

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  • Populations and Rhythms in Contemporary Cities

    Pasqui, Gabriele

    Pages 49-63

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  • Planning in Motion. The New Politics of Mobility in Munich

    Kesselring, Sven

    Pages 67-85

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eBook 107,09 €
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Hardcover 135,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-22577-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Understanding Mobilities for Designing Contemporary Cities
Editors
  • Paola Pucci
  • Matteo Colleoni
Series Title
Research for Development
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-22578-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-22578-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-22577-7
Series ISSN
2198-7300
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 274
Number of Illustrations and Tables
17 b/w illustrations, 22 illustrations in colour
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