Human Mobility

Human Mobility

If, from a global perspective, urban society is moving from car-friendly to human-friendly urban
spaces, the Conscious Human Mobility Approach raises the question of the extent to which the
individual can sustainably influence urban space through his/her own mobility behavior and what
in turn must happen in the design of urban space so that people move and appropriate it
sustainably.

What does this mean for future urban planning and what does it mean for human
mobility behavior?

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The Conscious Human Mobility domain explores the complex contexts of human mobility and
spatial perception, investigating what exactly conscious human mobility and use of space mean.
Having been adapted to the car-friendly city for decades, the urban society is globally at a
turning point in the way it wants to move in the future. In view of climate change, urban growth
and socio-spatial changes, the question arises which urban design interventions and
infrastructural changes will really bring about conscious human mobility and appropriation of
space. What can individuals with their own mobility behavior achieve in urban space?
Inspired by the sociologist Lucius Burckhardt and the Science of Strollology, this approach
will explore the interactions how people walk - how they perceive and - how they build together
with urban space users (citizens and planners/researchers) in order to derive more concretely to
what extent human habitats and urban structures should look like within the future humane city.

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The Conscious Human Mobility domain explores the complex contexts of human mobility and
spatial perception, investigating what exactly conscious human mobility and use of space mean.
Having been adapted to the car-friendly city for decades, the urban society is globally at a
turning point in the way it wants to move in the future. In view of climate change, urban growth
and socio-spatial changes, the question arises which urban design interventions and
infrastructural changes will really bring about conscious human mobility and appropriation of
space. What can individuals with their own mobility behavior achieve in urban space?
Inspired by the sociologist Lucius Burckhardt and the Science of Strollology, this approach
will explore the interactions how people walk - how they perceive and - how they build together
with urban space users (citizens and planners/researchers) in order to derive more concretely to
what extent human habitats and urban structures should look like within the future humane city.

Martina Dreßelt

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