Ultralight design strategies: designing micro urban spaces

Journal title TERRITORIO
Author/s Fabrizio Zanni
Publishing Year 2018 Issue 2018/84
Language Italian Pages 5 P. 153-157 File size 1140 KB
DOI 10.3280/TR2018-084021
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‘Ultralight Design Strategies’ is a research project aimed at supporting the design of a network of nodes of local bike paths to connect the peripheral areas resulting from urban sprawl and the denser central parts of the city. These nodes - Sustainable Service Stations for Cyclists (sssc®) - are conceived as micro urban places characterized by specific architectural quality and visibility. They integrate the existing and more centrally located network of bike-sharing stations with more peripheral nodes in the context of the urban sprawl. They are ‘multipurpose’ local stations equipped with the smart city’s digital systems. They provide new opportunities for a more sustainable urban setting where commuters can use the bicycle on their home-work journeys, connecting bike paths with the existing public transport networks such as the regional railway service, subways and buses.

Keywords: Micro-urban spaces, urban design, hybridization

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Fabrizio Zanni, Ultralight design strategies: progettare micro-spazi urbani in "TERRITORIO" 84/2018, pp 153-157, DOI: 10.3280/TR2018-084021