We are experiencing a technologically-driven shift in the transportation industry, which is transforming the way we move and live in cities. While new mobility options have the potential to profoundly change the way that we plan, design, and build transportation infrastructure, the impacts of these technologies on livability and urban design are not well understood This study aimed to define future mobility principles that support livable city goals through a series of proactive, present-day design opportunities for planners, designers and policy-makers. The research was based on an extensive literature review of current trends, projections and impacts in the realm of urban transportation, and livable city criteria. A series of principles and design opportunities, informed by this research, have been identified to help shape the implementation of design decisions towards positive livable city outcomes. It is critical that we take the initiative to understand and shape the future of mobility in a positive and purposeful
way. The conclusion of the study is that we need to re-frame the approach to disruptions in mobility by focusing on people and the type of city we aspire to, and determine how future mobility technologies can help support this vision.
This article originally appeared in Vol 10.02 of the Perkins+Will Research Journal. CLICK HERE to see the whole article.