Wayfinding, Movement, and Mobility

Human movement can be understood as making one’s way through a space. Movement needs to be differentiated from the more narrow term wayfinding often used in the literature on movement and usually defined as finding one’s way from an origin to a destination (see e.g. Allen, 1999). … Recent work is shifting this focus onto walkability, or the extent to which the environment supports and encourages walking (Southworth 2005).

The term mobility is used to bring out this distinction and to emphasize that everyday movement is socially produced (Creswell 2006). The readings below speak across and from these perspectives to convey theories and work about wayfinding, movement, and mobility in order to address movement in the most holistic way possible.

To read more on this topic and see the recommended reading list for this topic by Aga Skorupka, click here.

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