The Movement of Public Space

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Traditionally public squares were the spatially fixed and clearly defined physical locus of public activity and meeting. As a result of the Mobilities Turn, in which types, modes, frequencies, velocities and quantities of movement in contemporary urban areas and urban lives have increased, the fixed nature and clear definition of public space, the publics it ‘contains’ and the functions it performs have been profoundly changed.

This paper will explore these changes and how they have affected the design and the experience of public space.
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Abstract

Traditionally public squares were the spatially fixed and clearly defined physical locus of public activity and meeting. As a result of the Mobilities Turn, in which types, modes, frequencies, velocities and quantities of movement in contemporary urban areas and urban lives have increased, the fixed nature and clear definition of public space, the publics it ‘contains’ and the functions it performs have been profoundly changed.

This paper will explore these changes and how they have affected the design and the experience of public space.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Mobilities Handbook
EditorsOle B. Jensen, Malene Fruedendal-Pedersen
PublisherRoutledge
Publication date2019
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
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