Author Archives: avgivassi

About avgivassi

PhD student| MSc Urban Planner| Surveyor Engineer National Technical University of Athens School of Surveying Engineering Sustainable Mobility Unit (SMU)

The city no longer exists… long live the city!

Dear urbanists, urban planners, traffic planners, architects and others, Our work is done. Recently Google Maps does not show the same things to everyone. The uncrowned world leader in digital mapping breaks the tradition to display the city on a … Continue reading

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The one for the future of urban mobility

“The future of mobility depends on the shape our world will take. World economy, politics, society. It is exceptionally difficult to foresee all these things. Everything is possible.” The 20th century, we were mainly focused on growing our cities, more … Continue reading

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The one for the concerns for urban mobility

A world made for (or of) cars During the 20th century we all thought that development was unlimited. Some decades ago futurists foresaw that automated driving (self driven cars) would replace conventional cars, that there would be excessive speed on … Continue reading

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City application and the future of cities

One of the major inventions that changed the life in cities was the railway. Another important revolution was the car. They changed the size of the cities, their form. They influenced the mindsets of people too. Today, we live in … Continue reading

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The implementation gap- the case of accessibility instruments

Accessibility is an essential feature of a well-functioning city or urban region. In particular, the concept of accessibility provides a framework for understanding the reciprocal relationships between land use and the transportation system. Accessibility, however, encapsulates more than a measure … Continue reading

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Cities, Policies, Technology and the Mayors Challenge

“The strong mayor form … is in some ways a miniature presidency”, Clarence N. Stone Some recent articles in the press made me think of the need to more “healthy” cities in terms of economy, environment, and society. Our planet is … Continue reading

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Revealing a new era of planning, the Lisbon case

The municipality of Lisbon through a public participation procedure for cycling investments, shows the need for a more economic and human-centric city. In recent decades urban planning has focused mainly on the “physical” development of cities. Although this method of … Continue reading

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