WDE Talk: What if liveability is front and center to designing mobility?
What if liveability is front and center to designing mobility? What if it ensures better well-being and more connection? What if mobility aims to prevent transport movements, and what if it makes a positive contribution to the environment? Together with various partners, the Embassy of Mobility explores the roads of the future, from a long-term perspective and with the urge to experiment that this requires.
We speak with Rob Adams who, as curator of the Embassy of Mobility, is going to launch three experiments in the Brainport region. The first experiment focuses on home workplaces, in order to limit the number of movements in the region, also after Covid-19. The second experiment is entitled ‘Green for gasoline’, which will investigate whether it is desirable to reduce the amount of space occupied by cars in our streets and to replace it with greenery. The third experiment is the 15-minute city: a city designed in such a way that all necessary facilities can be reached on foot or by bicycle within 15 minutes. But what does this mean for the design of public space, and what do residents consider important?
Together with designers Ivo Hulskamp (Bygg Architecture & Design), Philémonne Jaasma (cocosmos) and partners of the Embassy Hans Eenhoorn (Rijkswaterstaat) and Edwin Heesakkers (EIT Urban Mobility), we look back on a successful Dutch Design Week and discuss the experiments that are planned.