The city of Barcelona has in recent years worked towards implementing Superblocks as tool to deal with the rising congestion on the streets and the lack of urban green spaces for the citizens. This has been done by incorporating the concept in the general mobility plan for the entire city. At the same time Barcelona is working in the field of becoming one of the leading cities in the Smart City terminology. The combination of mobility and Smart City is therefore an interest point of research since the development of mobility demands to be smarter. This project thus aims to investigate how Superblock can be seen in a context of an understanding of mobility in the development of a smarter city. This is done by performing a case-study on the area of Poble Nou in the attempt of getting a more in-depth knowledge that can be used in a forward on perspective. The analysis has been based on the empirical data and theoretical approach within the realm of the case-study and critical realism. The first part of the analysis in conducted by looking at the premises of the Superblock within a mobility context and the implications for a further investigation of the examined subject. The second part of the analysis puts the concept of Superblock in a Smart City context before looking further into the experienced mobility of the individual by highlighting the combination of the theoretical views in relation to the empirical data conducted on the field trip to Barcelona. The findings in the first two parts of the analysis leads to the third, and last, part of the analysis which focus on the challenges in the planning practice in how to deal with duality of top-down and bottom-up. After the analysis of multiple different and yet interrelated aspects regarding the topic of Superblocks the findings are translated to a perspective on a Danish context. By addressing the cultural differences, the findings in the analysis gives an opportunity look at what can be learn cross countries. In the global world we live in sharing and inspiration between difference culture becomes an essential part of evolvement. The main challenge in a Danish context is the approach to mobility and Smart city solutions where a shift is happening from thinking one aspect for itself to combining the learnings of each aspect in the specific sector. Furthermore, the main aim for the future of cities is to listen to what the citizens in fact needs instead of thinking what they might want.
|Uddannelser||Plan, By og Proces, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||1 jun. 2019|
|Vejledere||Aslak Aamot Kjærulff|
- Smart City
- Urban Planning