Urban Design and Sustainable Mobility Systems

Urban Design and Sustainable Mobility Systems

Project Description

Mobility systems are closely connected to people’s quality of life, economic opportunities and carbon footprints. In this funded research project, a multidisciplinary team seeks to develop design strategies to establish a (multimodal) combination of walking, cycling, public transport and ride sharing as the number one choice of transport in the Frankfurt Rhein-Main area. Our focus is on investigating new concepts for less car-dependent neighborhoods, more walkable and cycable streets and mobility hubs that are more inclusive to specific user groups such as young people, families and senior citizens. Prospective students will join the research team applying established spatial analysis tools such as GIS and Space Syntax with new people-centered design methods such as interview walks, smartphone-based data collection and on-site studies of pedestrian behavior.

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Additional Information

Capacity Two students
Project available until end of Dec 2020
Credits 18 ECTS