A mobihub is a recognizable transport hub where different sustainable and shared transport modes (public transport, bikesharing, carsharing…) are linked with each other. This can be complemented by other services such as a bicycle pump, parcel lockers, green space… Mobihubs are designed to enable and promote multimodal transport. They facilitate the shift away from a mobility system based on car dependency towards better air quality, more public space and less transport poverty.
Autodelen.net and Taxistop organise the international symposium on shared mobility ‘Shared Mobility Rocks’. They launched the concept of mobihubs in Belgium in 2017 and founded Mobipunt vzw together with Infopunt Publieke Ruimte. Mobipunt vzw strives for a high-quality network of mobihubs in Flanders and works together with Taxistop asbl for the rollout of mobihubs in Brussels and Wallonia.
How do we make the mobihub of the future attractive, accessible, safe, (socially, ecologically and economically) sustainable and able to thrive within a (post-)corona reality? Can a mobihub be more than just functional? What innovative business models can make mobihubs flourish? How can neighbours participate in the creation of their mobihub? Could coworking places be included? And how can mobihubs foster social cohesion? We challenge students from the Belgian universities and colleges to answer these questions, at least partially!
The Mobihub Student Challenge is multidisciplinary: students from different fields of study can participate. They can focus on infrastructure, communication, product design, participation, user experience, accessibility, urban planning… The methodology used also depends on their field of study: surveys, interviews, design…
Students participate as a team (max. 5). They can participate as part of their curriculum (e.g. as an assignment within a course) or independently of their curriculum. The Mobihub Student Challenge ends in December 2020, so it only applies for (courses in) the first semester. Taxistop can give a presentation about the Mobihub Student Challenge at the beginning of the semester and give feedback during the semester.
The teams submit their proposals at the latest on December 1. This proposal depends on the field of study. It can be an abstract of a paper, a video, a poster, a prototype, a scale model, a creative slideshow… The students are free to choose what they submit, but we encourage them to be creative and add some rock ’n roll! The proposal and the possible presentation during the final must be in English. If the teams use music and/or images, they must make sure these are rights free.
The teams send their submission to email@example.com at the latest on December 1. Use WeTransfer for heavy files. They also must provide the following information: names of the team members, education and course + name and short explanation of the submitted project.
The finalists will be announced on December 2. The final takes place on December 8 in the form of an online event. The finalists will be offered a virtual stage to present their findings.
The final takes place on December 8 between 17h and 19h. It will be an online event combining the pitches of the finalists with keynotes by the members of the jury. At the end, the jury will choose the top 3 winners and the public will decide who wins the audience award. Are you interested in mobility, urbanism and usability/design? Are you curious about how students and the keynotes speakers look at the mobihub of the future? Be there!
MEMBERS OF THE JURY
The selection of the finalists will be made by Taxistop and Autodelen.net. The jury at the final will consist of:
- Rebecca Karbaumer – Mobility expert (City of Bremen)
- Marie Mervaillie – Usability expert (Namahn)
- Benoit Moritz – Architect & urbanist (ULB – Metrolab Brussels)
Apart from eternal glory you mean? The audience award is a €100 check to spend at Music Mania.
The top 3 winners elected by the jury will receive:
- FIRST PLACE : €300 + a €100 check for the Ancienne Belgique
- SECOND PLACE: €225 + a €75 check for the Ancienne Belgique
- THIRD PLACE: €150 + a €50 check for the Ancienne Belgique
Furthermore, the winner elected by the jury and the winner chosen by the audience will get the chance to perform at Shared Mobility Rocks: Rock around the clock on March 3, 2021.
Register now to be a part of the final on December 8!
For more information about the Mobihub Student Challenge, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.