Spaces for Highly Mobile People: Emerging Practices of Mobility in Italy, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Spaces for Highly Mobile People

Emerging Practices of Mobility in Italy, 1st Edition

By Bruna Vendemmia


128 pages | 23 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780367406400
pub: 2020-06-17
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This book explores how emerging mobility practices have transformed spaces in order to fit the needs of highly mobile people, as well as the changing relationship between people and territory.

It establishes an interdisciplinary and a multiscalar approach to mobility analysis and mobility design through the application of a mobile method of research. Drawing on mobile people in Italy, the book highlights how influential movers appropriate and configure space for their own needs, centering their activities on continuous but distant places and configuring territories with uncertain and evolving limits. This change of perspective allows us to redefine the concept of mobility space, including all the spaces that support the development of emerging mobility practices. It also encourages new perspectives on the way in which the relationship between the individual and territory is evolving into a less sedentary way of inhabiting space. 

This book will be of interest to architects, urban scientists, sociologists, as well as post graduate students who are interested in understanding how mobilities are transforming contemporary cities and territories.

Table of Contents

Foreword: Long Distance Commuters: moving beyond displacement by Paola Pucci


1. Mobility and the spatial perspective

2. Research method

3. Mobility in the Italian context. Data and urban contexts

4. Reversible mobility the length and breadth of Italy: redefining rhythms and territories

5. What spaces for highly mobile people?

6. Conclusions

Post face: Opening. Working on mobility from people by Vincent Kaufmann



About the Author

Bruna Vendemmia is an architect and urban designer, PhD in urbanism. She is post-doctoral fellowship at DAStU Department of Excellence (Politecnico di Milano). Her main research interest focuses on spatial transformations engendered by contemporary changes in mobility practices. In her research she combined qualitative methods with interpretative mapping and spatial analysis to explore the consequences of mobile lives on the configurations of spaces and territorial relations.

About the Series

Transport and Mobility

Transport and Mobility
The inception of this series marks a major resurgence of geographical research into transport and mobility. Reflecting the dynamic relationships between socio-spatial behaviour and change, it acts as a forum for cutting-edge research into transport and mobility, and for innovative and decisive debates on the formulation and repercussions of transport policy making.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography