Urban Design and Mobility

LOEWE

Focus in multidisciplinary, multi-million funded research program »The Mobility Design Project«

In this funded multidisciplinary research project, we investigate urban 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.

Mobility systems are closely connected to people’s quality of life, economic opportunities and carbon footprints. In this funded research project, a multidisciplinary team investigates 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 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. To his end, we will combine established spatial analysis tools such as GIS and Space Syntax with new people-centered design methods including interview walks, smartphone-based data collection and on-site studies of pedestrian behavior. As part of a multidisciplinary team of designers, transport planners, psychologists, geographers and computer scientists, we will investigate case studies, develop and evaluate prototypical solutions in real life settings.

Knöll, M., Neuheuser, K., Cleff, T., & Rudolph-Cleff, A. (13 Jan 2017): A tool to predict perceived urban stress in open public spaces. Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science (SAGE Publications), https://doi.org/10.1177/0265813516686971

Halblaub Miranda, M. & Knöll, M. “The Luisenplatz Study – The relationship between visual fields and perceived stress in a public transport hub.“ In: Proceedings of the 11th International Space Syntax Symposium, Lisboa, June 2017. http://www.11ssslisbon.pt/docs/proceedings/posters/192.pdf

Halblaub, M., Knöll, M. Stadtflucht – Learning about healty places with a location-based game. In: Navigationen, 16 (1) pp. 101-118. ISSN 1619-1641, 2016. http://dokumentix.ub.uni-siegen.de/opus/volltexte/2016/1004

Knöll, M., Li, Y., Neuheuser, K. & Rudolph-Cleff, A. (2015). Using space syntax to analyze stress perception in open public space. Proceedings of Space Syntax Symposium 10. London: University College. http://www.sss10.bartlett.ucl.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/SSS10_Proceedings_123.pdf

Rudolph-Cleff, A. (2014): „Mobilität: Daheim und Unterwegs“ in: der architekt Heft 3/2014, S. 14-17.

Rudolph-Cleff, A. und Eiermann, B. (2014): Stapelware, in: Mehr als nur parken. Parkhäuser der 1960er und 1970er Jahre weiterdenken, Jovis-Verlag, Berlin, S. 38-43.

Researchers

Jun.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Knöll
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Annette Rudolph-Cleff
Dipl.-Ing. Marianne Halblaub Miranda
Dr.-Ing. Björn Hekmati
Gladys Vásquez Fauggier, M.Sc.


In cooperation with

University of Art and Design Offenbach am Main (Coordination)
Frankfurt University of Applied Science
Goethe Universität Frankfurt
TU Darmstadt, Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology


Duration

2018 – 2021


Funding

The LOEWE focus on mobility design is funded by the State of Hesse with a sum of 3.5 million Euros.