Mobility and Micro Accessibility, the Challenges of Public Space

  • Rosanna Forray CEDEUS, Centre for Sustainable Urban Development. Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urban Studies Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

Abstract

In urban peripheral neighbourhoods, mobility is a right yet to be conquered. The residents have to face marginal conditions either in the ‘macroaccesibility’ that leads to long distances, as well as to the ‘microaccesibilty’ that develops in the proximal space and in daily life time. For this mobility, predominantly female, the most determinant factors are the quality, vitality, and along with it, the safety of the public space. It is precisely there where women have to negotiate their right to appropriate, use and transform the space. And they do it throughout the repetitive practice of walking, often under threat. This brings the challenge of thinking the proximal city with them: diverse, safe and well connected. To do so, the public space is the key.

Author Biography

Rosanna Forray, CEDEUS, Centre for Sustainable Urban Development. Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urban Studies Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

Architect from the Catholic University of Chile, MSc in Applied Sciences, Architecture and PhD in Applied Sciences, Urban Planning from the Catholic University of Leuven. She is currently professor at the School of Architecture at Catholic University of Chile and co-director of the UC City and Mobility Laboratory (CMLab), and member of the 9x18 Laboratory.

How to Cite
FORRAY, Rosanna. Mobility and Micro Accessibility, the Challenges of Public Space. Research in Urbanism Series, [S.l.], v. 5, p. 145-154, oct. 2019. ISSN 1879-8217. Available at: <https://journals.open.tudelft.nl/index.php/rius/article/view/3993>. Date accessed: 05 dec. 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.7480/rius.5.3993.
Published
2019-10-07