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Space–Time Design of the Public City

  • Dietrich Henckel
  • Susanne Thomaier
  • Benjamin Könecke
  • Roberto Zedda
  • Stefano Stabilini


  • First European wide survey or spatio-temporal research

  • Up-to-date information on topics, analytical methods, practices and instruments

  • Fosters the development of the new disciplinary focus on space-time urban design


Part of the Urban and Landscape Perspectives book series (URBANLAND, volume 15)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Rhythms and Diversity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Marco Mareggi
      Pages 3-20
    3. Merle Pottharst, Benjamin Könecke
      Pages 37-48
    4. Adam Eldridge, Marion Roberts
      Pages 49-60
    5. Albert Mayr, Antonella Radicchi
      Pages 87-96
  3. Mobility and Access

  4. Urban Time Policies

About this book


Time has become an increasingly important topic in urban studies and urban planning. The spatial-temporal interplay is not only of relevance for the theory of urban development and urban politics, but also for urban planning and governance. The space-time approach focuses on the human being with its various habits and routines in the city. Understanding and taking those habits into account in urban planning and public policies offers a new way to improve the quality of life in our cities. Adapting the supply and accessibility of public spaces and services to the inhabitants’ space-time needs calls for an integrated approach to the physical design of urban space and to the organization of cities.

In the last two decades the body of practical and theoretical work on urban space-time topics has grown substantially. The book offers a state of the art overview of the theoretical reasoning, the development of new analytical tools, and practical experience of the space-time design of public cities in major European countries. The contributions were written by academics and practitioners from various fields exploring space-time research and planning.


Accessability of Urban Services Spatio-Temporal Analysis Urban Quality Urban Rhythms Urban Time Planning

Editors and affiliations

  • Dietrich Henckel
    • 1
  • Susanne Thomaier
    • 2
  • Benjamin Könecke
    • 3
  • Roberto Zedda
    • 4
  • Stefano Stabilini
    • 5
  1. 1.Inst. f. Stadtplanung/ RegionalplanungTU BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.und Regionalplanung, Stadt‐ und Regionalökonomie Sekr. B4Institut für Stadt‐BerlinGermany
  3. 3.Institut für Stadt- und RegionalplanungTU BerlinBerlinGermany
  4. 4., Dipartimento di Architettura e PianificaPolitecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly
  5. 5., Dipartimento di Architettura E PianificaPolitecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly

About the editors

Dietrich Henckel (Prof. Dr.) holds the Chair of Urban and Regional Economics at the Technical University of Berlin’s Institute of Urban and Regional Planning

Benjamin Könecke (BA in Urban and Regional Planning) is a researcher at the Technical University of Berlin’s Institute of Urban and Regional Planning

Susanne Thomaier (Dipl.-Geogr.; M.A. Urban Affairs and Public Policy) is a researcher at the Technical University of Berlin’s Institute of Urban and Regional Planning

Stefano Stabilini (Architect Prof.) is a researcher and professor at the Politecnico di Milano’s Architecture and Planning Department

Roberto Zedda (Architect) is a researcher at the LabSAT (Analisi e progettazione spaziotemporale), part of the Politecnico di Milano’s Architecture and Planning Department

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