Designing Mobilities

Author: Ole B. Jensen
Pages: 295
Released: 2014
Edition: 1. edition
ISBN: 978-87-7112-098-1

How is the width of the pavement shaping the urban experience? How is the material design of transport infrastructure and mobile technology affording social interaction in everyday life spaces? How are people inhabiting these spaces with their bodies and in accordance to social and cultural norms? These are some of the questions that this book raises in order to explore how the design of mobile sites and situations affect people’s everyday life.

The book takes point of departure in the author’s book ‘Staging Mobilities’ (Routledge, 2013) in which it is argued that mobility is much more than simple movements of people, goods, and information ‘from A to B’. Accordingly, the way people, goods, and information moves shapes the way we understand our built environment, other consociates, and ourselves. The book contributes with a new and critical-creative gaze on what might seem to be trivial and mundane acts of moving in the city.

‘Designing Mobilities’ is based on more than a decade of academic research by Professor of Urban Theory, Ole B. Jensen and a must-read for students and scholars with an interest in urban studies, urban design, architecture, urban planning, transport planning and geography, urban geography, anthropology, design studies, interaction design, and urban sociology.


 

CONTENTS OF THE BOOK
 

Preface and acknowledgements
PART I: DESIGNING MOBILITIES – FRAMING THE ISSUES
Chapter One: Designing Mobilities – Introduction 

PART II: REPRESENTING, CAPTURING, AND DESIGNING MOBILITIES
Chapter Two: ‘Capturing’ mobilities 
Chapter Three: Materialities of Mobilities – toward Mobilities Design 

PART III: MATERIAL DESIGN OF MOBILITIES - CASES
Chapter Four: WALK: Commercial Flows in the XL Building 
Chapter Five: BIKE: Cycling Assemblages in Copenhagen, Odense and Aarhus 
Chapter Six: TRAIN: Metroscapes and Mobilities - Nørreport Station 
Chapter Seven: CAR: Motorway assemblages in Eastern Jutland 

PART IV: DESIGNING MOBILITIES - CONCLUSIONS AND PERSPECTIVES
Chapter Eight: Conclusion 
Appendix: Global References 
Bibliography & List of Illustrations

This book is a part of the series "Art and Urbanism Series", including the following books:

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