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Connecting movement and place: A human-focused and science-based approach

Rose, Anna
eds.: Knöll, Martin ; Halblaub Miranda, Marianne ; Vasquez Fauggier, Gladys (2018)
Connecting movement and place: A human-focused and science-based approach.
Accessible Hubs – International workshop on Universal Design in urban mobility systems. Technische Universität Darmstadt (8. + 9. November 2018)
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Title: Connecting movement and place: A human-focused and science-based approach
Language: English
Date: 3 December 2018
Event Title: Accessible Hubs – International workshop on Universal Design in urban mobility systems
Event Location: Technische Universität Darmstadt
Event Dates: 8. + 9. November 2018
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Abstract This presentation introduces Space Syntax as a science-based and human-focused approach to urban planning that integrates multiple disciplines including urban design, transport planning, land use economics and environmental engineering. It presents techniques of data analytics and predictive computing to shape the social, economic and environmental impacts of development at all scales. In the context of designing human centred mobility systems, it’s not just the infrastructure system requirements shaping the environment, but the needs of the people using it. This understanding has been reinforced by the lessons learned from many examples of modernist planning which prioritised vehicles over pedestrians and did not lead to sustainable outcomes in terms of the creation of accessible places which are easy to use by pedestrians.

Speaker’s bio

Anna Rose is an architect and urban planner with particular expertise in advising on mixed-use masterplans and public realm projects.Trained in Germany and the UK, she joined Space Syntax in 2002, becoming a partner and board director in 2007. In addition to her work in the UK, Anna leads the company’s design and consulting activities in the USA and continental Europe. She speaks regularly at industry and academic events worldwide and is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at University College London. Anna is a member of the UK Academy of Urbanism. She has recently been appointed to join Cabe’s Panel of Built Environment Experts, which advises on the design of high profile development and public realm infrastructure projects. Anna has extensive experience in advising both private and public sector clients on spatially complex masterplanning projects, with a particular focus on the design of effective human behaviour patterns. Her expertise targets the optimisation of spatial connectivity for the benefit of pedestrians, cyclists (walkability, safety and conviviality) and local neighbourhood and retail sustainability (proximity to footfall, density of amenity, transaction potential).

URN: urn:nbn:de:tuda-tuprints-82420
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The host research group

The Urban Health Games research group (UHG) of the Department of Architecture hosted the 1st International workshop on Universal Design in urban mobility systems. UHGs’ research and teaching activities focus on people-centred urban design in building new collaborations between urban designers, health and mobility experts to address global challenges such as inclusion, active lifestyles and Access for All.


The organizing team

Martin Knöll, Marianne Halblaub Miranda, Gladys Vasquez Fauggier, Sabine Hopp

With support from

Peter Eckart, Kai Vöckler, Yves Grossmann, Greta Hohmann and Annalena Kluge

The Accessible Hubs workshop is kindly supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and by project–mo.de, a multidisciplinary research cluster led by HfG Offenbach, investigating sustainable mobility systems in the Frankfurt Rhein-Main urban agglomeration (LOEWE SP IDG).

Classification DDC: 700 Arts and recreation > 710 Landscaping and area planning
700 Arts and recreation > 720 Architecture
Divisions: 15 Department of Architecture > Fachgruppe E: Stadtplanung > Urban Health Games
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2018 10:24
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2018 10:24
URI: https://tuprints.ulb.tu-darmstadt.de/id/eprint/8242
PPN: 439675693
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