1st Edition

Town and Infrastructure Planning for Safety and Urban Quality Proceedings of the XXIII International Conference on Living and Walking in Cities (LWC 2017), June 15-16, 2017, Brescia, Italy

Edited By Michèle Pezzagno, Maurizio Tira Copyright 2018

    Today, citizens advocate greater environmental sustainability, better services and the improvement of urban quality by promoting safer mobility, especially for the most vulnerable road users. Addressing these issues, Town and Infrastructure Planning for Safety and Urban Quality contains papers presented at the XXIII International Conference “Living and Walking in Cities” (Brescia, Italy, 15-16 June 2017). The contributions discuss town planning issues, look at best practices and research findings across the broad spectrum of urban and transport planning, with particular attention to the safety of pedestrians in the city. The main topics of the book are:

    - Urban regeneration. A focus on walkability (vulnerable road users; boosting and planning soft mobility)
    - Road safety and urban planning - vulnerable road users: planning for safety (integrated land use and transport planning; methodological approaches and case studies; integrated tools for town and transport planning; shaping public spaces and walkability; transport solutions for tourism)
    - Innovative and traditional solutions for Italian cities
    - Extra-European approaches to town and infrastructure planning
    - Different perspectives in road safety: prevention, infrastructure, sharing
    - Advances in road safety 

    Town and Infrastructure Planning for Safety and Urban Quality is a powerful plea for a multi-disciplinary and comprehensive approach to urban mobility and planning, and will be of interest to academics, consultants and practitioners interested in these areas.


    A safer mobility for a better town: The need of new concepts to promote walking and cycling
    M. Tira


    Best practices and case studies to improve urban quality through mobility management, shaping public spaces and road safety policies

    Improving urban quality through mobility management: What is the right balance of encouragements, incentives and restraints?
    G. Parkhurst

    Different viewpoints on improving safety: Enforcement, planning, modal shifts, integrated policies
    D. Fleury

    Against traffic engineering axioms. A change in the hierarchy of the priorities of the city transport planning: Slow mobility and public transport to change user behavior for safety purposes
    A. Cappelli

    Promoting buses to increase walkability
    T. Pharoah

    Cycling in Amsterdam, if you can do it here, you’ll do it anywhere
    R. Eenink

    Making walking and cycling on Europe’s roads safer
    A. Avenoso

    Advancing safe system: The need for realistic goals
    R. Allsop

    Some general considerations and examples in the field of road safety
    P. Hollò


    Urban regeneration. A focus on walkability

    The Active City perspective
    E. Dorato & A. Borgogni

    Elements towards the protection and promotion of urban spaces in the historical city: The study of the historic center of Brescia
    F. Botticini, B. Scala, M. Tiboni & E. Vizzardi

    The queensway of New York city. A proposal for sustainable mobility in queens
    C. Ignaccolo, N. Giuffrida & V. Torrisi

    Beyond the street: An urban regeneration project for the Porta Milano district in Brescia
    M. Tiboni, G. Ribolla, S. Rossetti & L. Treccani

    GIS-based monitoring and evaluation system as an urban planning tool to enhance the quality of pedestrian mobility in Parma
    M. Zazzi, P. Ventura, B. Caselli & M. Carra

    Town planning management: Accessibility to personal care service
    M. Pezzagno & A. Richiedei


    Vulnerable road users

    The city of images. Urban mobility policies and extra-small tactical projects for promoting quality of urban life of people with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)
    T. Congiu, V. Talu & G. Tola

    Safety evaluation of urban streets with mixed land use: Examining the role of early stage of planning
    V. Gitelman, E. Doveh & D. Balasha

    An identification of infrastructure measures to improve elderly pedestrian safety in towns in Israel
    V. Gitelman, R. Carmel & F. Pesahov

    Using multiple correspondence analysis to improve safety in interaction between road transit and public spaces
    N. Giuffrida, M. Ignaccolo & G. Inturri

    New mobilities and territorial complexity: Is the promotion of sustainable mobility risk-free for cities? The case of Strasbourg, France
    E. Propeck-Zimmermann, S. Liziard, A. Conesa, J. Villette, R. Kahn & T. Saint-Gerand


    Boosting and planning soft mobility

    Innovations in cycling mobility for sustainable cities
    E. Conticelli, A. Santangelo & S. Tondelli

    Sustainable mobility in the functional mix of the urban project
    M. Francini, S. Gaudio, G. Mercurio, A. Palermo & M. Viapiana

    Cities alive: Towards a walking world
    C. Fraticelli

    Re-shaping a post-seismic re-construction district through cycling infrastructures. The case of Monterusciello
    R. Gerundo & C. Gerundo


    Integrated land use and transport planning. Methodological approaches and case studies

    The Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) of Naples: An example of a rational and participated transportation planning process
    A. Cartenì, M. De Guglielmo, N. Pascale & M. Calabrese

    Relationship between mobility and urban form in contemporary new town planning. Notes for a comparative perspective
    P. Ventura, A. Montepara, M. Zazzi, M. Cillis, B. Caselli & M. Carra

    Integration of SUMPs (Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans) and SEAPs (Sustainable Energy Action Plans): An assessment of the current situation in Italian small and medium-sized cities
    F. Morea, L. Mercatelli, S. Alessandrini & I. Gandin

    Investigating the transit-orientation of existing urban environments along four railway corridors in Italy
    R. Papa, G. Angiello & G. Carpentieri


    Integrated tools for town and transport planning

    On building a common awareness of territory by a transport-system-integrated assessment
    V. Colazzo

    Urban modifications and infrastructural system: A research to ease integrated and flexible approaches
    R. De Lotto, G. Esopi & E. Venco

    The contrast to the Urban Heat Island phenomenon to increase the urban comfort as an incentive to slow mobility. A study on the city of Parma
    P. Rota & M. Zazzi

    Toward a sustainable mobility through. A dynamic real-time traffic monitoring, estimation and forecasting system: The RE.S.E.T. project
    V. Torrisi, M. Ignaccolo & G. Inturri


    Shaping public spaces and walkability

    The influence of the built environment on walking experience and walking intentions. A case-study from Bristol, UK
    A. Bornioli, G. Parkhurst & P. Morgan

    Tram-train line as infrastructural corridor for the requalification of Pontina Bioregion
    V. Mazzeschi

    Services and commerce within a walkable distance from home
    M. Olitsky, Y. Lerman & E. Avineri

    When transport infrastructure shapes the public space: Public transport stops as urban places
    E. Vitale Brovarone


    Transport solutions for tourism

    The role of greenways in the sustainable mobility development: The study case of western municipalities of Sicily
    F. Cutaia

    Mobility as a service for the last mile—a Bulgarian case
    L. Ilieva & P. Rizova

    The project of infrastructures for sustainable mobility as driver to join urban public areas, the production landscape and areas of high environmental and artistic value
    G. Marinelli, M. Bedini & F. Rossi

    The railway Noto-Pachino as a transport solution for a better tourism
    M. Ronzoni


    Innovative and traditional solutions for Italian cities

    Soft mobility in the “oblique city” 
    R. Fistola, M. Gallo, R. La Rocca & M. Raimondo

    The environmental conditions of Italian cities: A spatial analysis of the smartness components
    F. Balducci & A. Ferrara

    Strategies and measures for sustainable mobility in Italian metropolitan cities
    R. Battarra, M. Tremiterra & F. Zucaro

    Transportation system planning and town center: Case study of Bologna
    S. Sperati & V. Colazzo

    Livability of Italy’s traffic-restricted zones: What do the citizens think?
    M. DeRobertis

    Principal component analysis and cluster analysis for the assessment of urban mobility in Italy
    C. Gargiulo & L. Russo

    Soft mobility & old town centres. Case study: Genoa
    F. Pirlone, I. Spadaro & S. Candia


    Extra-European approaches to town and infrastructure planning

    Challenges of transport node in public space: Itaquera—São Paulo case
    Y. Labronici Baiardi & F. Anwar

    Urban strategy to enhance the safety and health of citizens: A case study in Shanghai
    R. De Lotto, V. Gazzola, C. Morelli di Popolo & S. Sturla

    Shared mobility service for the current and future challenges in mobility: From policy to implementation
    C. Marques Zyngier, J.L. Noronha Cintra & M.S. Rocha Cintra


    Different perspective in road safety: Prevention, infrastructure, sharing

    Measuring the hindering effect of intersections on walkability. A practical application in the city of Alghero
    D. Canu, T. Congiu & G. Fancello

    Some infrastructural elements for cyclists’ injury prevention
    G. Maternini & A. Guga


    Michele Pezzagno & Maurizio Tira
    Department of Civil, Environmental, Architectural Engineering and Mathematics, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy.