Urban growth, the shrinkage of rural areas, rural-to-urban migration, digitalization, densification and climate change have all compelled us to rethink the way we move from A to B, the way we understand our everyday mobility. Cities worldwide need intelligent mobility concepts in order to remain livable places for their inhabitants.
topos 110 examines how to design urban and rural realms that come face to face with a new kind of mobility. What are the challenges and trends when it comes to urban mobility? What different types are available? How can cityscapes and landscapes be transformed so that they can accommodate both slow and fast traffic? How can walkable cities be created? We analyse the future of mobility and the role planners will play in this context.
GLIDING OVER CITYSCAPES
More and more metropolitan areas are discovering cable cars as a means of transport in inner cities
It is high time to rethink our mobility. The only question is how?
WALKABILITY AS A NEW URBAN MOVEMENT
Jeff Speck and the walkable city
"WE NO LONGER NEED ANY ASSEMBLY-LINE CITIES"
How to create bikeable and walkable environments through active mobility all around the world?
TURNING STREETS INTO PARKS
How to recode urban space and redefine streets as green spaces in Melbourne?
"(IS THERE) ANY ROOM FOR MICRO-MOBILITY...?"
Mobility researcher Andreas Knie on the fascination and the controversy of new vehicles in urban spaces
NO WALK IN THE PARK
Constant Cap on non-motorised transport in Kenya
MOBILITY: FACTS & FIGURES
Illustration by Steffen Kraft
IN CONVERSATION WITH PATRICK NATHEN OF LILIUM
The sky is the limit: The potential of urban air mobility
How can we perceive the city of Los Angeles in the context of different types of mobility?
BUS STOP LA
Jackson Adair's long-term photo observation of a bus stop in LA reveals a microcosm of urban everyday life
"THERE IS AN INCREASING NEED..."
The future of mobility lies precisely in the fusion of mobility and logistics
FRAMING THE EDGES
The potential to reinterpret and reorganize existing urban carpets as urbanes land
A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE
A critical reflection on the walkability term: Great City Chengdu and Masdar City
MOVING BETWEEN UTOPIA AND DYSTOPIA
A comparison between the utopian thinkers of the 1960’s and the corporate utopian innovators of today
UP AND AWAY
Vertical mobility promises new types of aerial urban landscapes that can enrich the highrise way of life
IN CONVERSATION WITH BILL BAKER, SOM
On the interdependencies between vertical transportation technology and highrise construction