As part of the Smart Urban Mobility program, in collaboration with Delft University of Technology (DIMI, Delft Deltas Infrastructure Mobility Initiative, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences and Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment) and University of Paris Est, AMS Institute is investigating integrated mobility approaches on station locations and new design challenges of rail-metro stations.
At the main point of intersection between the railway and the city, stations are key elements of the organization of the intermodal transport but also catalysts of urban developments. The station of the future has to meet several challenges: passenger growth, climate change, social equity and segregation, energy transition and new mobility developments (such as Mobility as a Service), all the while boasting exemplary sustainable development credentials. Towards energy efficient and environmental friendly interchanges, tomorrow’ station needs to be also scalable, enhanced, shared, attractive and expressive all at the same time (Circular Approach).
The focus of this research initiative is on metro-railway stations, the shifts on mobility demand and mass transit, the catalyst role of stations for urban development and the implication of new mobilities on the configuration of the intermodal urban hubs.
“We need to think about what the station means to the city now and in the future and its connection to other modalities of transport, be it metro, bus, pedestrian walkways or on demand services. Starting with the Randstad as living laboratory, "Stations of the Future" explores integrated metropolitan challenges by linking the transversal discipline of infrastructural planning, urban design, architecture and urban management among others.”
Stations as Nodes exploring the role of stations in future metropolitan areas, from a French and Dutch perspective
A publication with the project’s first results is out! This book has built upon several activities currently running at the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS Institute), Delft University of Technology (DIMI, Delft Deltas Infrastructure Mobility Initiative and Department of Architecture of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment) and University of Paris-Est (l’École d’Urbanisme de Paris).
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