Case study: Gendered landscape from Umeå in Sweden

Gender equality shaping the city landscape The gendered landscape philosophy of Umeå lays at the heart of urban planning decision making and is seen by them as ”a way of making statistics come alive and demonstrate concrete effects of striving for gender equality”. The planners in this city think that the effects of having gender […]

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Talking Headways

This comprehensive American podcast and newsletter is a staple and almost an obligatory source of information on the latest trends in urban mobility and urban planning. The newsletter  (https://theoverheadwire.com/ – free subscription) distils the most important news of the week regarding new mobility services, public transport developments, digitalisation and urban mobility innovation.  A few recommended episodes:  […]

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The Urbanist by Monocle 24 Radio

Monocle magazine is publishing weekly podcasts looking at cities, architecture and much more with the aim to guide listeners and inspire them to make better cities, from new technology, state-of-the-art subways or compact apartments. The two recent shows below are relevant in particular for neighborhood planning, city visions and the importance of public space for […]

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Hidden Brain

This podcast converses on the sides of ”life’s unseen patterns” and although most episodes are fascinating interviews with experts and lead thinkers, two recent shows stood out as relevant for planners and urban practitioners.  ”Our Better Nature”. This episode looks at the effect of nature (green areas) on wellbeing of city dwellers and explores what […]

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CitizenLab

CitizenLab is a cost-saving solution to crowd-source input from their citizens. Some smaller and middle-sized cities in The Netherlands and Belgium have already used the app. Find here the case studies for Liège, Ostend and Hasselt. They have used the app to inquire about suggestions for improvement, the redesign of a park and policy priorities. […]

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Involving stakeholders: Toolkit on organising successful consultations

Stakeholder engagement improves the quality of urban mobility measures, and is becoming increasingly recognised as an important part of any decision-making process. This toolkit has been written primarily for those working in local mobility departments within the CIVITAS network, but can be useful to anyone interested in achieving sustainable urban mobility. It is aimed at […]

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Street Mobility Project Toolkit

  Large transport infrastructure and motorised traffic limit the mobility of older people. The unpleasant experience of being exposed to traffic and concerns about safety deter elderly from going for a walk to nearby places. Such physical or psychological barriers are known as ‘community severance’ or as ‘the barrier effect’. The causes are large infrastructure, […]

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Neighbourhood Accessibility Planning

The concept of Neighbourhood Accessibility Planning (NAP) aims at improving local conditions for walking and cycling as well as facilitating safe access to local facilities (e.g. schools, shops) and public transport services. A priority list of actions is drafted to enhance the accessibility on a neighbourhood scale. The special needs of more vulnerable groups such […]

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Urban mobility transitions and Slow Mobility

Professor Jan Anne Annema of the Technical University of Delft explains how transitions in urban mobility that are happening worldwide. Slow mobility (walking and cycling) is a core element in this process. End users defrine the success of failure of new uran ransport systems. This video is part of the online course Co-creating Sustainable Cities, […]

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