Gateways at annual conference on Mobility at House of Logistics and Mobility (HOLM), in Frankfurt am Main, Germany
As part of the programme of the annual conference of the State of Hessen’s Cluster Mobility at the House of Logistics and Mobility (HOLM), Frankfurt am Main, Prof. Dr. Kai Vöckler, associated with project-mo.de and HfG Offenbach, and Marten Wassmann, founder of Gateways, discussed the role in social cohesion for communities and society of both mobility and logistic’s hubs. With multiple interaction with the audience, they considered how hubs may well play a central role in every-day routines and what this means to the design of hubs as physical manifestations of social network nodes and the optimal integration of mobility and logistic’s hubs into the surrounding urban fabric.
Kai Vöckler interviewed Marten Wassmann particularly on the insights gained in recent projects in the Netherlands, where the revitalisation of inner city transit facilities has sparked a process of integrated regeneration of neglected urban fabric resulting in dynamic, comfortable and inspiring epicentres of urban life.
About the House of Logistics and Mobility (HOLM)
The German Federal State of Hessen as a business location is a pioneer in the development and introduction of new solutions for logistics and mobility. The House of Logistics and Mobility (HOLM) is the driver of this leading role for Hessen. This role is ensured through the networking of all players from business, science and politics. This bringing together of the most diverse disciplines and perspectives and the combination of the best of both worlds, logistics and mobility, are the guarantors of success here. Infrastructure, energy, transport modes and the connecting processes are applied both digitally and analogue. Together with its network, HOLM continuously ensures the best solutions for all citizens – “Made in Hessen".
Julian Schwarze, project-mo.de
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