Who am i?
My name is Esthi Zipori, i am originally from Israel, currently living in Newark, NJ. I am a senior in the Architectural program at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).
This past year i began an exploration under the umbrella of Social Science and Design into the world of a city WITHOUT the private car. For me, going into Architecture was so i could change the world, and i think i found the way i would like to do it.
I received a research grant from NJIT to continue my research during the summer of 2013. The research (that i am currently conducting) is titled Prepering for Postautomonilty: Identifiying Car-Free Spaces and the Adaptive Reuse of Automotive Infrastructure. (http://postautomobility.wordpress.com/) This is the first step of what I hope to become one day a policy design maker in the real world.
I have been accepted to present this research (once concluded) in the Global Conference on Mobility Futures, held in the Center of Mobility in Lancaster University (UK) this coming September.
I need $1700 to be able to get there, which includes the flight as well as food and transportation.
Any donation will help and will be used for the purposes stated above only.
More about the Project
With the concern of global climate change and public health cities are pursuing planning strategies to downgrade the centrality of the personal automobile while encouraging other forms of transportation; mainly walking and cycling.
The paper refers to three existing examples - the Old city of Jerusalem, Copenhagen and Masdar. Through this examples the paper intendeds to show the need of a systematic change outlining what works and what does not work in the current at large policy.
The CeMoRe ; the Center for MOBILITIES RESEARCH in Lancaster, UK “encompasses the analysis of the global, national and local movements of people, objects, capital, information and material things combining together to engender the economic and social patterning of life”* .
The conference itself called “Future Mobilities” is a celebration of the tenth anniversary of the CeMoRe “Over the past ten years the work of CeMoRe and others have helped to ‘mobilise’ the social and huan sciences and developed innovative analyses of economic, social, technological, political, policy and design transformation”*
The conference will provide a forum for the “presentation of cutting edge research from across the social sciences that reflects back on, explores the present and looks towards future mobility”
under the call for papers for the conference, me and Dr. Maurie Cohen from NJIT submitted our research into the future of automobility and were invited to present it.
The research will not end with this conference, this is merely a step but a tremendous one.
With this particular project the perks will take a while. But, maybe in twenty years or so when you live in a city that is cleaner, healthier, safer and yours (and not the cars) you will remember this project.
Until then to say thank you for your help, for any donation above 100$ i will send an original piece (i am a part time artist).
If you can’t donate, that is ok. Pass it on and Share instead!Thank you for your consideration!