1st Edition

Automatic for the City
Designing for People In the Age of The Driverless Car

ISBN 9781859468616
Published October 9, 2019 by RIBA Publishing
160 Pages

USD $60.00

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Book Description

How will automated vehicles change our lives? Where are the opportunities and challenges? Future streets require planning today. This timely book envisions ways in which changes to urban mobility and technology will transform city streetscapes and, importantly, how cities can prepare. It is a reflection on the relationship between new technologies and urbanism, as well as an agile urban design manual with pictures illustrating potential spatial arrangements enabled by the new technologies. Two case studies in the central urban cores of London and Los Angeles will be presented to show how neighborhoods can be redesigned for the better and how to apply good urban design principles across towns and cities worldwide.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Cars, People and Urban Design:  1. Cars as Makers and Destroyer of Space  2. Setting the Scene  3. CAVs Principles for People Centric Urban Design  Part 2: Visions for the Future:  4. London vs Los Angeles  5. London  6. Los Angeles  7. A Way Forward

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Riccardo Bobisse and Andrea Pavia are urban designers based in the London and Los Angeles offices of Steer Davies Gleave, where they research Connected Autonomous Vehicles (CAV).