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Urban Regeneration through Mobility Enhancement

Wassmann, Marten
eds.: Knöll, Martin ; Halblaub Miranda, Marianne ; Vasquez Fauggier, Gladys (2018)
Urban Regeneration through Mobility Enhancement.
Accessible Hubs – International workshop on Universal Design in urban mobility systems. Technische Universität Darmstadt (8. + 9. November 2018)
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Title: Urban Regeneration through Mobility Enhancement
Language: English
Date: 3 December 2018
Event Title: Accessible Hubs – International workshop on Universal Design in urban mobility systems
Event Location: Technische Universität Darmstadt
Event Dates: 8. + 9. November 2018
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This presentation introduces to principles of designing mobility hubs using case studies including Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Utrecht main station all designed by Benthem Crouwel Architects. It shows how urban design and regeneration can help to improve accessibility of a mobility hub, and how we can observe the inverse effect: To improve accessibility and usability of hubs, often stimulates urban regeneration in the wider neighbourhood.

Speaker’s bio

Marten Wassmann has studied at the Faculties of Architecture at both Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands and Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany, from which he graduated. He joined Benthem Crouwel Architects in 1997 and in 2005 became partner in the firm. Since 2011 he also works as an architect at Benthem Crouwel NACO. Marten Wassmann is a Registered Architect at the Dutch Architects Register (SBA) and a member of the Royal Institute of Dutch Architects (bna).

Due to his own multi-national background, Marten has been involved in most of the firm’s international projects. He has been responsible project architect to a large number of urban, infrastructure, public and commercial projects of significant size and complexity, such as for instance Las Palmas (Rotterdam). At the office, Marten Wassmann heads a specialist team for Sustainable Design, which also comprises certified BREEAM specialists. (BREAAM is the European equivalent to the American LEED Standard). Benthem Crouwel Architects are participant in the Dutch Green Building Council (DGBC) and member of the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB). As of 2008, he is appointed Advisor for the Integral Quality of the Public Realm to the Municipality of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Marten has given public lectures in The Netherlands and abroad, including Hong Kong (China), Rome (Italy), Cologne, Trier and Wuppertal (Germany), Zurich and Bern (Switzerland) as well as Innsbruck and Tyrol (Austria) and Lund (Sweden).

URN: urn:nbn:de:tuda-tuprints-82431
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The host research group

The Urban Health Games research group (UHG) of the Department of Architecture hosted the 1st International workshop on Universal Design in urban mobility systems. UHGs’ research and teaching activities focus on people-centred urban design in building new collaborations between urban designers, health and mobility experts to address global challenges such as inclusion, active lifestyles and Access for All.


The organizing team

Martin Knöll, Marianne Halblaub Miranda, Gladys Vasquez Fauggier, Sabine Hopp

With support from

Peter Eckart, Kai Vöckler, Yves Grossmann, Greta Hohmann and Annalena Kluge.

The Accessible Hubs workshop is kindly supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and by project–mo.de, a multidisciplinary research cluster led by HfG Offenbach, investigating sustainable mobility systems in the Frankfurt Rhein-Main urban agglomeration (LOEWE SP IDG).

Classification DDC: 700 Arts and recreation > 710 Landscaping and area planning
700 Arts and recreation > 720 Architecture
Divisions: 15 Department of Architecture > Fachgruppe E: Stadtplanung > Urban Health Games
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2018 10:25
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2018 10:25
URI: https://tuprints.ulb.tu-darmstadt.de/id/eprint/8243
PPN: 439675359
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