Robocar and Urban Space Evolution
Automated mobility is likely to happen and will significantly change cities. The symposium ‘Robocar and Urban Space Evolution’ looked at automated mobility in the context of sustainability, and the future of urban planning and design. A summary of the symposium and further reflections on the theme are now available through the open access publication of the same name on the BK Books platform.
Both the symposium and the publication aim to contribute to a more inclusive debate. This is done by looking at automated mobility beyond the market-oriented discourse, in the context of sustainability, and the future of urban planning and design. The debate is stretched beyond projects about autonomous cars and beyond the profession of urbanism. The debate includes projects and disciplines, for which autonomous mobility can open up new perspectives in terms of development, sustainability, and resilience of the urban space.
The volume, edited by Rients Dijkstra, Anca Ioana Ionescu, and Víctor Muñoz Sanz, includes contributions from David Hamers and team (Planbureau Nederland), Dominic Stead, Rients Dijkstra and Anca Ioana Ionescu, and Víctor Muñoz Sanz (Urbanism), Nico Larco (Civil Engineering & Geosciences), and Mathias Mitteregger and Emilia Bruck (Avenue21 Group).