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10 – 12 November 2020 Frankfurt am Main Save the date

Urban Mobility Lab

What will tomorrow’s mobility in urban areas be like? This question will be discussed in several discourses at the Urban Mobility Lab.

Pedestrians on a crosswalk

New technical developments are having a formative influence on society and impacting on our urban spaces. How the demands made of a new mobility will impact on the quality of towns and cities and on public spaces will be discussed at the Urban Mobility Lab. At the interface between technology and urban space, mobility experts, designers, architects, town planners and sociologists from practice, research and teaching will consider the opportunities and perspectives offered by mobility adapted to the city.

Architects and urban planners look out: you can gain training credits by attending the discussions (applies to Baden-Württemberg, Hessen, Rheinland-Pfalz, requested: Nordrhein-Westfalen).

The discourse on the three days of the fair will cover the following themes:

Discourses at the Urban Mobility Lab

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Keynote:
Jan Gehl
(Urban planner and architect from Copenhagen) – "Making Cities for People" – 1.45 p.m.- 2.15 p.m. in the Hypermotion-Lab

Discourse 1: Mobility adapted to the city (in the morning)

The electrification of transport will lead to a quieter, more CO2 free and more environmentally friendly mobility. Will low-emission forms of mobility enable traffic-clogged urban spaces to breath freely and in these situations develop types of urban usage at ground level? What are the criteria of a sustainable urban mobility?

With Christian Holl (BDA Hessen) and Prof. Constanze Petrow (Landscape architect, Geisenheim Polytechnic)
Moderation: Julius Streifeneder (Urban Standards GmbH)

Christian Holl

Christian Holl

Partner, frei04 publizistik

Julius Streifeneder

Julius Streifeneder

Head of urban planning and architecture, Urban Standards GmbH

Discourse 2: Optimising room as a resource (in the afternoon)

Digitalisation of traffic information and access facilities will offer the possibility of optimising spaces and thus making multiple uses of them: sharing will reduce both the demand for private vehicles and the demand for delivery journeys. Hand in hand with a reduction in individual motorised traffic, we wish to study the new potential available for public space. Space as a resource is limited in city centres and could be redistributed as part of a transport revolution.

With Terry Lee Williams (ARUP, San Fransisco) and Prof. Wolfgang Henseler (digital media, Pforzheim University),
Moderation: Julius Streifeneder (Urban Standards GmbH)

Terry Lee-Williams

Terry Lee-Williams

Strategic Transport Advisor

Prof. Wolfgang Henseler

Prof. Wolfgang Henseler

Professor for digital media at Pforzheim University and founder and Creative Managing Director SENSORY MINDS

Julius Streifeneder

Julius Streifeneder

Head of urban planning and architecture, Urban Standards GmbH

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Discourse 3: Polycentric growth (in the morning)

A major factor in the structure of housing development in the region is mobility. The quality of development in an urban district is determined by public-transport links and distance. Which network structures are particularly suitable for regional growth, and how can new networking facilities be used at the periphery in concrete terms? Can polycentric networks lead mobility in a new direction?

With Prof. Michael Obrist (Architekt und Stadtplaner, TU Wien) and Camillo Huber-Braun (Head of the Wiesbaden Town Planning Department)
Moderation: Dr. Stefan Carsten (mobility researcher, Berlin)

Dr. Stefan Carsten

Dr. Stefan Carsten

Camillo Braun

Camillo Huber-Braun

Leiter des Stadtplanungsamtes Wiesbaden

Discourse 4: New centres in the outskirts (in the afternoon)

Multimodal traffic networks will form new hubs between different traffic carriers, which can create incentives in the urban context. Particularly for districts out of the region the centres at the edge are the access to a networked urban region. What will high-quality transport-interchange hubs with new uses be like? Can new centres at the periphery create potential for mobility? And, if so, how?

With Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Stefan Rettich (Architecture and Urban planning at Universität Kassel) and Jürgen Schultheis (Senior Manager, Initiativkreis Metropolregion FrankfurtRheinMain)
Moderation: Dr. Stefan Carsten (mobility researcher, Berlin)

Stefan Rettich

Stefan Rettich

Leitung Fachgebiet Städtebau, Universität Kassel

Jürgen Schultheis

Jürgen Schultheis

Senior Manager, Initiativkreis Metropolregion FrankfurtRheinMain

Dr. Stefan Carsten

Dr. Stefan Carsten

Thursday, 28.11.2019

Discourse 5: The bicycle-friendly city (in the morning)

Traffic spaces are mostly still tailored to the needs of personal motorised transport and, by virtue of this, are the formative influence in urban development. Bicycle mobility can transform urban spaces, leading to new qualities in what is already there. How can the redistribution of traffic spaces in a city be accomplished? What consequences will this have for stationary traffic in residential districts and the main traffic arteries of the city?

With Stadtrat Mike Josef (Planungsdezernent, Frankfurt am Main) and Georgios Kontos (Masterplan Mobilität im Regionalsverband) and Weert Canzler (Social Scientist, Innovation centre for mobility and social change)
Moderation: Andrea Jürges (Deputy Director, Deutsches Architektur Museum Frankfurt)

Mike Josef

Mike Josef

Stadtrat, Planungsdezernent, Frankfurt am Main

Georgios Kontos

Georgios Kontos

Head of Executive Department Masterplan Mobility, Regional Authority FrankfurtRhineMain

Weert Canzler

Weert Canzler

Social Scientist, Innovation centre for mobility and social change

Andrea Jürges

Andrea Jürges

Deputy Director, Deutsches Architekturmuseum

Discourse 6: New forms of urban logistics (in the afternoon)

More and more goods are no longer stored in the city but are delivered "just in time." It is plain that delivery runs and short-term parking by small trucks have become an integral part of the city. At the same time retail structures and local supply systems are changing in less dense districts. How can the existing infrastructure be combined with new forms of urban logistics? And how can new qualities be developed for the city?

With Andreas Brüning* (isicargo for urban mobility Berlin) and Dr.-Ing. Michael Benz (Benz + Walter Wiesbaden)
Moderation: Andrea Jürges (Deputy Director, Deutsches Architektur Museum Frankfurt)

Andreas Brüning

Andreas Brüning

Inhaber, isicargo for urban mobility

Andrea Jürges

Andrea Jürges

Deputy Director, Deutsches Architekturmuseum

Dr.-Ing. Michael Benz

Dr.-Ing. Michael Benz

Managing Director, Benz + Walter GmbH

Further programme features:

Planning workshop – ideas for the region

Planungswerkstatt

Images of a future mobility – in a three-day workshop format around 20 students will elaborate ideas and solutions on the subject of "The sustainable urban mobility of the future" in the Frankfurt am Main region. The focus will be on the Frankfurt Miquel hub and its surroundings. In the wake of the mobility revolution, the students will address the re-designation of the surroundings, possible concepts of public transport, and the deceleration of individual motorised transport. The students' work will take place in an open workshop space and can be observed from outside.  Their creative contributions will incentivise discourse and will be assessed on the third day of the fair by City Councillor Mike Josef.

Exhibition – mobility and visions of the city

Ausstellung mit Stadtplanungsentwürfen

In the course of the Darmstadt 2030+ process the idea was proposed of a ring city. A ring of so-called HUBS would be created which, at central traffic-hub points, would both take on a traffic-infrastructure role and be a means of non-central district development, fulfilling other functions of communal life. The new centres on the edge may serve to upgrade these areas, which are often situated on traffic lanes, and to make them more usable in manifold ways. The exhibition will show the work from the yearly project at Darmstadt Polytechnic. 

Cargo Bike Business Testdays 2019

Korso aus Lastenrädern

The Business Test Days comprise an urban campaign by isicargo for urban mobility and bb22 in the context of the URBAN MOBILITY LAB. The aim is to showcase a type of low-emission mobility within the company which rethinks corporate mobility and commercial traffic in the city. It will present the alternative use of cargo bikes, heavy-cargo bikes and cargo trailers in the city and in companies, official bodies, institutions and workshops.

The Business Test Days will start on 24 and 25 November on the river Main. Here workshops, municipal utilities or private individuals with a particular  interest will be able to undergo a test course and will receive on-the-spot advice.

The Cargo Bike Showroom, however, will also be represented at the fair. Thus possible activities, individual areas of application, workflows and potentials can be discussed in a small group and initial recommendations drawn up (e.g. light vehicle-fleet analysis, transport requirements, infrastructure needs, fleet management, topics for fleet supplement).

Representatives of selected cargo-bike dealers have also been approached and invited as personal contacts.

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