Sprawl cities are one of the most significant and urgent urban issue in Europe due to its mono-functionality. Public transportation in sprawls is a need in many places. Yet most Europeans persist in their desire to live farther and farther away from urban centers, moving to exurbs made up almost entirely of single-family residential houses and stand-alone retail zones. This research study analyses several configurations and patterns in suburban areas, based on two urban proposals designed by the authors and awarded by Europan in 2006 and 2008: www.europan.org On one hand, this comparative study shows new design strategies of agile interventions in European sprawls, such as Hamar in Norway and Stroke-on-Trent in the UK; on other hand, it explores the principles of “General Mobility” by Yona Friedman based on new frameworks in existing fabrics or dysfunctional spaces by formulating tridimensional mobile and hybrid networks.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
- urban design