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URBAN MOBILITY & CITY DESIGN

Intro

When it comes to mobility, our cities are on the move.

The mobility demand is growing and more and more people are moving to urban areas. Already, the lines between cities and suburbs are starting to fade away which calls for a broader approach on the design of cities and urban mobility.

Cities around the world are changing the way urbanites move in and around the city. Car-free zones and cycling lanes are being implemented at high speed. Cities are focusing on becoming more bike-friendly and in some cities bike sharing is the new mainstream. Delivery drones or robots and self-driving vehicles will deliver your package at your doorstep.

Currently, transportation in many cities requires you to own a car. However, as new technologies are reshaping cities as we speak, this will soon no longer be the case. We’ll have a choice between different transportation modes that fits us best at that moment, without having to have the ownership of those transportation modes.

The future of urban mobility will be all about sharing, on-demand and will be interconnected. It will cost less and be faster and safer. The challenge lies in not only improving technologies, but also at the same time redesigning cities to fit into this new way of mobility.Communication and co-creation with urbanites will be an important point in this matter.

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