MOBILITY-DRIVEN URBAN DESIGN
Understanding the implications of urban design choices on the mobility of cities while incorporating this understanding into very early stages of an urban design process, provides a unique opportunity to address modern urban issues such as walkability, sustainability, and public health. Major hindering factors in mobility aware urban design process are the lack of tools that can assist with the interactive workstream and the lack of effective metrics that can facilitate the design decision making. The key interest of this research is to explore the interface between the urban design agenda and the urban mobility research framework. Through developing a mobility simulation tool and implementing it in a design case, the thesis aims to see how urban mobilities can inform the generation of new urban morphology, and how such mobility-driven design approach can benefit the built environment.
simulation; urban design; urban mobility
Master of Science
dissertation or thesis