Future Mobility Challenge

Together with BAM infra and Shift (study association of the master Industrial Ecology) we issued a challenge to develop a tool/strategy to define and measure the impact of innovative modalities.

In collaboration with BAM infra and the Shift study association (master’s degree program in Industrial Ecology, Leiden University), we issued a challenge to get students to think about the impact of innovative mobility. The impact of innovative mobility in public space can be expressed in terms of the use of space, air quality, the amount of greenery and traffic flow in the city.

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What we do

We actively collaborate with knowledge institutions and thus students from various colleges and universities. In this collaboration with BAM infra, we have asked students to investigate the impact of innovative mobility on both infrastructure and area developments (public space and real estate). 

In the challenge, we asked four teams of students to propose a strategy and/or tool that would make this impact even more apparent in future projects. During a process of 3 weeks we received completely developed strategies of the students, presented in the form of a final presentation.

Eventually, we selected one team as the winner, and they received prize money as well as the opportunity to further develop the model with us.

Why we do it

We do these kinds of projects to, on one hand, incorporate the existing knowledge from research and studies into our daily processes.  On the other hand, we would like to take the students with us on the challenges  that they can encountered in practice. 

Reaction of one of the participants:

“I experienced the Future Mobility Week as an awesome challenge. It was cool to come together with a team and quickly come up with a solution for a real world sustainability problem. Even though we had limited time and information available we managed to come up with a solution that the client could actually apply!”

– Siemen, one of the winners of the Future Mobility Week

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Resultaat

The winning team presented two products. The first product was a methodology to strategically  address mobility issues in the sectors of area development and infrastructure.  The second product was a basic model to illustrate the quantitative effect of innovative mobility (compared to traditional mobility) in the form of nitrogen (N2) and carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction.

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