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Moving in a Narrow Space
Towards a New Mobility
ISBN 9788822921680
2024, pp. 144
140x215 mm, brossura con bandelle
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“There is no longer time to reconfigure the large portions of territory that have developed in a dispersed way. In the West, the period of great transformations linked to the population explosion and economic growth are over. We need to modify the infrastructures in these territories, despecialise them and create a network system for all modes of transport”.

The pursuit of acceleration, often manifested in such projects as Hyperloop trains launched inside pressurised tubes, still continues to seduce us today. 3D animations invite us to imagine a world in which futuristic technologies will permit us to travel ever faster and ever further – everything coordinated by digital environments.
Our continuous consumption of space through the compression of time is no longer tolerable, as we are reminded by the renowned professor of sustainable development, John Whitelegg. The energy and material consumption necessary to ensure the mobility of people and goods has contributed, and is continuing to contribute, to the various crises afflicting the planet, from the loss of biodiversity to harmful gas emissions.
Moving ever more frequently and ever faster is not only taking us further away from an ecological transition, but in recent decades it has led – above all because of the automobile – to a rising sprawl, with the subsequent loss of the relationship of proximity, contributing to a slow social atomisation. That is why we need to radically change the way we move; and it is in this regard that the present book seeks to offer a little guidance in the great transformation of contemporary mobility, providing tangible examples of transformation in Moscow, Paris, Milan and Barcelona. New forms of mobility have to become a central part of our densely populated cities and the low-density urbanised territories. It is a challenge that we can and must overcome – together.

Indice
  • Introduction
    • The scale of movement; - Planning a new mobility; The structure of the book; Acknowledgements
  • 1. The monster of Piazzale Maggi
    • 1.1 A relic of the recent past; 1.2 The automobile arrives in the USA and Europe; 1.3 Italy; 1.4 A recent past now distant
  • 2. Silent revolutions
    • 2.1 Donald Duck in Old California; 2.2 The external costs of the automobile; 2.3 Here come the SUVs; 2.4 The Faustian pact
  • 3. A grave mistake
    • 3.1 Urban planning of the automobile; 3.2 Three precursors; 3.3 Three celebrated projects; 3.4 A new way of doing things – the Rive Droite of
  • 4. Regulating the traffic lights of the past
    • 4.1 The changing role of the mobility planner; 4.2 A new way of operating; 4.3 The congestion charge – Area C; 4.4 Climate crisis and urban change
  • 5. Moving in the era of climate crisis
    • 5.1 Al Gore and Norman Foster; 5.2 Masdar: the source; 5.3 Never plan around a technology; 5.4 Time is running out
  • 6. Travelling to Mars
    • 6.1 Elon Musk takes us into space; 6.2 Tesla suburbs and The Boring Company; 6.3 Ever faster with Hyperloop; 6.4 Technology is not the answer
  • 7. Mobility and Silicon Valley
    • 7.1 Heaven or hell; 7.2 City space and car space; 7.3 An artist in Berlin manipulates mobility; 7.4 Have we forgotten how corporations work?
  • 8. Virtually present, physically distant
    • 8.1 The end of big; 8.2 Let’s bring the employees together!; 8.3 In Milan and on the Mexican border with the USA; 8.4 Travelling in cyberspace
  • 9. Exiting the tunnel
    • 9.1 An uncertain future; 9.2 The impact of the pandemic and decoupling; 9.3 The Gattamelata tunnel; 9.4 Do we need large infrastructures?
  • 10. The lessons of Piazzale Loreto
    • 10.1 The variable densities of anthropised space; 10.2 Covid-19 and cycle lanes; 10.3 Demand elasticity and simulation models; 10.4 Piazzale Loreto: lessons learned
  • 11. The city is for everyone
    • 11.1 Alienation and acceleration; 11.2 Inside the cockpit separated from the world; 11.3 Long-distance walkers; 11.4 The city of intergender solidarity
  • 12. A better city is possible
    • 12.1 Moscow: a city that changes in five years; 12.2 Salvador Rueda’s Barcelona,; 12.3 Political consensus: the case of Paris; 12.4 Transforming cities in five years
  • 13. Arcipelago Italia
  • 13.1 Cities and peripheries; 13.2 The Venice and Shenzhen Biennials; 13.3 The Valdera project; 13.4 MaaC – Mobility as a Community
  • 14. Mobility for the near future
    • 14.1 The state of things; 14.2 The constraints of city shape; 14.3 The automobile as a sustainable vehicle?; 14.4 A future already old
  • 15. It’s time to act
    • 15.1 Towards 10 billion inhabitants on the planet; 15.2 Uncertain futures; 15.3 The new climate war; 15.4 We need to change everything
L'autore
Federico Parolotto

IT. Federico Parolotto è architetto, senior partner e CEO della milanese MIC-HUB, società di consulenza in pianificazione urbana e dei trasporti che dal 2009 collabora con aziende, istituzioni pubbliche e studi di progettazione in diversi paesi. Con il team MIC-HUB ha partecipato a numerosi progetti di ricerca: tra gli altri, la sezione della mobilità per Arcipelago Italia, il Padiglione Italia alla Biennale di Venezia del 2018, curato da Mario Cucinella, e la mostra Eyes of the City curata da Carlo Ratti (MIT), dal Politecnico di Torino e dallo SCUT (curatori accademici), all’interno della Biennale di Shenzhen del 2020. Ha collaborato con numerose riviste internazionali e ha partecipato a seminari in varie università internazionali.

EN. Federico Parolotto is an architect and Senior Partner at MIC-HUB, the Milan-based urban planning and transport consultancy firm, which has been collaborating with companies, public institutions and design studios in many different countries since 2009. Together with the MIC-HUB team, he has participated in several research projects, including, among others, the mobility component for Arcipelago Italia, the Italian pavilion at the 2018 Venice Biennale, curated by Mario Cucinella, and the Eyes of the City exhibition by Carlo Ratti (MIT) from Politecnico di Torino and SCUT (academic curators) at the 2020 Shenzhen Biennale. He has also written numerous articles for international magazines and participated in seminars at various international universities.

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