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For the benefit of health: A relational interpretation of accessibility

Dijst, Martin
Knöll, Martin and Halblaub Miranda, Marianne and Vasquez Fauggier, Gladys (eds.) :

For the benefit of health: A relational interpretation of accessibility.
In: Accessible Hubs – International workshop on Universal Design in urban mobility systems, 8. + 9. November 2018, Technische Universität Darmstadt.
[Conference or Workshop Item], (2018)

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Title: For the benefit of health: A relational interpretation of accessibility
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Abstract:

Abstract

This presentation points out that the discussions on accessibility are focused on the impact of land-use and transportation systems on the functioning of society in general or more specific on the opportunities to participate in activities at different locations. However, being mobile to participate in activities is so much more than instrumental. Based on time geography, the presentation will develop a relational interpretation of accessibility. This interpretation is based on Actor Network Theory, (Post-) Phenomenology, Emotional Geography and Assemblage Theory. It introduces relational concepts in time geography, such as ‘embodied exposure, ‘relational string’ and ‘window of vulnerabilities’.

Speaker’s Bio

By discipline, Martin Dijst is urban geographer and in 2009 appointed as full professor of Urban Development and Spatial Mobility at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. December 1, 2017, he has been appointed as director of the department Urban Development and Mobility at LISER, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxemburg. His research on activity and travel behaviour, accessibility, impact of Information and Communication technologies, exposures to (un)healthy environments, social interactions with people and urban metabolism, is most often positioned in a time geographical framework supplemented with post-structuralist perspectives. In 2013, he initiated and managed till 2017 the Utrecht University interdisciplinary research program Healthy Urban Living. In this program, researchers from a large variety of medical, behavioural and GIS scientific disciplines started to work together to study issues related to healthy urban living. As part of the program, he initiated and developed with Rick Grobbee (UMCU) the Global and Geo Health Data Center.

Classification DDC: 700 Künste und Unterhaltung > 710 Landschaftsgestaltung, Raumplanung
700 Künste und Unterhaltung > 720 Architektur
Divisions: 15 Fachbereich Architektur > Fachgruppe E: Stadtplanung > Urban Health Games
Event Title: Accessible Hubs – International workshop on Universal Design in urban mobility systems
Event Location: Technische Universität Darmstadt
Event Dates: 8. + 9. November 2018
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2018 13:06
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2018 13:06
Related URLs:
URN: urn:nbn:de:tuda-tuprints-82892
Additional Information:

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.

www.stadtspiele.tu-darmstadt.de

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).

Additional Information:

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.

www.stadtspiele.tu-darmstadt.de

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).

URI: https://tuprints.ulb.tu-darmstadt.de/id/eprint/8289
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