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Livanur Sen, H., Al-Saffar, M., 2023.

Toward a Smart Mobility Framework on Oxford Road

Output Type:Chapter in a book
Publisher:University of Belgrade - Faculty of Architecture

The world's population has increased rapidly, leading to urbanising many ruler areas, and it is estimated that around 75% of people will live in cities by 2050. Therefore, cities will require new urban design methods and smart sustainable systems to face future socioeconomic and environmental challenges. Mobility is one of the main components of urban infrastructure and city systems that have been developed to reduce global carbon dioxide emissions. Cities in recent years have endeavoured to adopt new smart sustainable transportation system that has been implemented differently according to the city's infrastructure and community needs. The smart mobility concept aims to eliminate the negative consequences of current transportation systems by more efficient mobility options for future cities. Mobility is not only related to urban infrastructure but is also an important aspect of the city's built environment and public life. The public space that is available for everyone to enjoy freely is shaped by the movements of the urban environment, including bicycles and pedestrians. In this paper, design principles for public space are covered by using smart mobility dimensions. Oxford Road, which is an iconic street in Manchester frequented by many people daily, is chosen as a case study area. The case study area urban context and mobility systems situation will be assessed by using mixed research methods such as observations, photos, serial visions, counting and mapping. The outcome of this research will produce a smart mobility framework that supports the city's future urban developments.