The project examines the challenges that may arise in the concretisation of a car-free urban space in the centre of Copenhagen. We seek an understanding of the residents living in ”Den Bilfri Middelalder by” by using observational studies, reports from Copenhagen municipality, The Technical and Environmental Administration, and demographic data from the Inner City. By using the mobility researcher John Urry’s concepts of predict and provide and tipping- points we get an understanding of which direction “Den Bilfri Middelalderby” should be planned to avoid challenges.
The project identifies several points of impact of the vision for “Den Bilfri Middelalderby” all of which relate to potential challenges. The first impact point focuses on who has the right to the urban space. The challenge of not having this reflection in the further process is that it may raise mobility battles in the urban space. The planning should focus on alternatives to the car in order to strengthen the cyclists, pedestrians and users of the public transport. This will ensure the urban space diversity and accessibility. When the car is excluded it changes the rhythms of the urban space. The challenges arise if the individuals are not given a reson to stay in an urban space where slowness is set over acceleration and velocity. The majority of individuals who daily interact with the urban spacy all have different everyday practices and therefore different needs. It is argued that one of the challenges would be getting the resident to support the idea of a car-free space, because about 19.4% of the residents own a car. Copenhagen will potentially exclude individuals and therefore not be able to live up to their over all vision of diversity. It is therefore essential to integrate the premise that when one restricts car use they are challenging not only the means of transport, but also the flexibility and freedom associated with the car. The vision must therefore address the possible ways in which sustainable solutions become an attractive and advantageous alternative for everyone.
|Uddannelser||Basis - Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Bachelor|
|Udgivelsesdato||25 maj 2016|
|Vejledere||Jesper Visti Hansen|
- Urban spaces