The “Beweg Dein Quartier” (Move Your Neighborhood) project in Offenbach aims to create more space for people, movement and encounters and to help improve the quality of life. It makes mobility projects visible and tries them out together with local people. Actors are brought together to set impulses for the climate-friendly mobility of the future.

As part of this project funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU),  students at the HfG Offenbach analyzed the project area during summer semester of 2021 to find new solutions. They worked on concepts that shape urban space as a place to come together, to be mobile and active, to stay and experience. Priority was given to walking and cycling as well as connections with public transport. Ergonomic, barrier-free paths, intuitive wayfinding and orientation as well as emotional safety and well-being played a central role.

The overall project was coordinated by the urban development office urbanista and the Center for Environmental Management, Resources and Energy (CURE) of the Ruhr University Bochum. The city of Offenbach was involved as a practical partner, the HfG Offenbach as a research partner.

Participants: Jun Jin, Qianyi Cheng, Zhu Zhu
Lead: Prof. Dr. Kai Vöckler, Dipl. Des. Janina Albrecht
Cooperation: urbanista (Hamburg), CURE (Essen), Stadt Offenbach am Main

Photos: Kai Vöckler