ideasSPACE with Robert Martin, JAJA Architects Copenhagen

in conversation with Christopher Martin
Parking House JAJA Architects


“The most reliable way to forecast the future is to try to understand the present”

John Naisbitt

Despite having one of the world’s most extensive cycling networks, car ownership in Copenhagen has increased by some 30% in the past 20 years. There are now more cars than there are available parking spaces. Should this trend be put into reverse gear? Will residents be persuaded by new mobility technologies and sharing schemes? Should parking spaces be reclaimed for other purposes?

Robert Martin takes us on a journey through backcasting, prototyping and other city planning techniques to find out.



ideasSPACE is a series of in depth conversations hosted by Christopher Martin (UDG Treasurer, co-founder of Urban Movement) and produced in collaboration with our media partner, UrbanNous

Urban Design Group Article - ideasSPACE with Robert Martin, JAJA Architects Copenhagen by in conversation with Christopher Martin

Robert Martin is a research-based design architect and Head of Mobility at JAJA Architects in Copenhagen.

Speculating on the spatial implications that future mobilities are going to have on cities JAJA work across scales and emerging mobility technologies to help municipalities and public transport authorities prepare spatial strategies towards the transition to sustainable, low-carbon mobility systems.