Urban transformations and mobility: educational challenges

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The new profiles of mobility are increasingly focused on accessibility, combining the transportation plan and the infrastructures with quality of life. The challenge of promoting safe and inclusive societies has not only a urban reach but also social and educational range. On this basis, the paper will present the educational instances emerged from a case study: the city of Brescia and the introduction of light rail. The transformation of the city is going to have repercussions on life experiences and their representations, and also on lifestyles of citizens, primarily the younger generation. In this sense, we have performed a research that has allowed to understand the transportation system’s impact on spatial representations of children aged 7 and 8 years. In a second step, we have made an action-research, involving primary school students and Technical Surveyors Institute students in a training course, in order to internalize the urban transformation processes and to understand a new conception of urban transport, by discovering the sense of moving into the city.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLiving and walking in cities. Cultures and techniques for accessibility.
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventXIX International Conference - CESCAM - Living and walking in cities - Brescia
Duration: 14 Jun 201215 Jun 2012


ConferenceXIX International Conference - CESCAM - Living and walking in cities


  • città
  • city
  • education
  • educazione
  • inclusione sociale
  • mobility
  • mobilità
  • social inclusion


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