Several activities have been initiated by Amsterdam Institute for Advanced MetropolitanSolutions (AMS Institute), Delft University of Technology (Delft Deltas Infrastructure Mobility Initiative) and University of Paris Est: a 2-day workshop on Stations of the Future/Gares du futur in Paris at Atelier Néerlandais and the international summer school “Integrated Mobility Challenges in Future Metropolitan Area”at AMS Institute and TU Delft.
Stations of the Future/Gares du futur was organized in collaboration with the Embassy of the Netherlands in Paris, Atelier Néerlandais, TU Delft (DIMI) and La Fabrique de la Cité. During the event, we addressed several issues within the scope of Le Grand Paris Express. Together with the « Randstad » networks in the Netherlands, this seminar focused on a debate on several case studies in both metropolitan areas to understand the role of station hubs (intermodal nodes) in these areas. During the joint French-Dutch event, we focused on topics like « station as inter modal-node », « station as destination » and « station as data center », including a debate on: business cases of rail-metro stations, public space and architecture, densification and programming of station areas, pedestrian flows management and the integration of data. More information can be found in the full program.
The Integrated Mobility Challenges in Future Metropolitan Area Summer School extended the debate among young professionals and international students by looking at an important rail-metro node in Amsterdam, Sloterdijk Station: a crucial hub in the metropolitan area for mobility and exchange, and catalyst for urban developments. The main question was: which approaches and scenarios can be tested and applied to these intermodal nodes, particularly when dealing with lack of space and growing number of users? More information can be found in the full program.