Futuring postcarbon mobility and socio-ecological transformation
Smarter Than Car facilitates futuring workshops on post carbon streetscapes and systemic urban transition.
Great Streets for the postcarbon age
Workshop during Summer School "Understanding Public Spaces: Unravelling Complexities".
"Urban mobility is contextualised locomotion; that is, the movement of people and goods in a city happens in relation to physical spaces, perceived places, social practices, and a complex set of dynamic macro-, meso-, and micro-level conditions. The design challenge of post-carbon urban mobility, then, is to facilitate the mobility needs of people while inviting the production of urbanity and enhancing adaptive capacity in the face of systemic change. In practice, this means rejecting the car-system in cities in favor of redesigning streets, parking areas, and networks of streets so that the greatest proportion of urban dwellers can maintain a high quality of life even as energistic, economic, and environmental conditions shift."
A road to the future
Workshop within the exhibition "The Urban Future" at the Vienna Museum of Science and Technology. Held together with activists from NaTochak as an acitivity within the Bicycle Urbanism Unit.
"The design of streets in the city of the future needs to be well thought out. Currently, 14% of the total urban space in Vienna is used as traffic areas (streets). Two thirds of this space is mainly used for moving traffic or parking cars. However, streets are public space that would offer fantastic opportunities for the development of the city of the future.
Public space is a valuable asset and the place where; we can feel our society, adapt to climate change and shape the future of urban mobility.
A large part of this space is still designated as streets today, much to the delight of the automobile and its users. But what will these street spaces look like in a future after the internal combustion engine and motorised private transport?
This walk-in workshop offers the opportunity to incorporate your ideas of this future into new proposals for street cross-sections in Vienna. In the course of the day, we will create new models for the future of urban mobility and the corresponding street spaces."
NEUBAU 2038 – a 20 year energy descent action plan
Futuring an energy descent for a district in Vienna.
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