DEBATES (PUBLIC SESSIONS)DESIGNING THE FUTURE
Less Infrastructure, Better Mobility
09.02.2017 at 19:00
Traffic is deadlocked. We can no longer keep track of the kilometres of traffic jams. In our highly networked region, mobility is one of the biggest challenges. First and foremost, it is important to think about more compact development, and mitigating travel and transport distances. But, at the same time, there are various revolutions afoot in the area of mobility, with a substantial and direct impact on the design of our living environment. Think of the technological innovations that can be used for more sustainable mobility, the ever more radical automation of vehicles, or the rapid rise of cycling and car sharing. How can these trends be seized as an opportunity to rethink the transport network in our region in a more integrated manner? How can we once again make clear choices, instead of connecting everything to everything, just to get nowhere? How can we break the vicious circle of more and more roads and a growing number of vehicles? How can we come up with better organized mobility in our space and infrastructure, by dealing more intelligently? Relevant design research has recently been done in this field, from various angles. By bringing this knowledge and the various stakeholders together, we hope to achieve more rapid concrete actions and initiatives in practice.
Lecture by Paul Gerretsen (Vereniging Deltametropool) and Angelo Meuleman (expert shared mobility at Taxistop).Debate with Pascal Smet (Brussels minister Mobility), Jan Vermeulen (chairman Fietsberaad/mayor Deinze) and Sidharta Gautama (UGent).Public debate moderated by AWB.
Atelier BWMSTRRavensteingallery 54-59Brussels