Several urban renewal projects in Linkeroever focus on innovation in mobility and logistics. Embedding new functions in an existing residential fabric requires a closer look into the specific conditions and capacity of the area and its residents. How do Linkeroever residents move around? What modes of transport are at their disposal, and which are actually being used? How do these conditions relate to social exclusion and inequality?

Mobicap studies the current barriers and potential leverages for mobility capabilities in three different sites in Linkeroever. Based on existing data, we gain insight in the broader socio-spatial characteristics of these areas. We furthermore gather micro-stories based on interviews with residents emphasizing their individual mobility experiences to better understand local needs and dynamics. In particular, we investigate their knowledge of transport-related options and the skills to deploy them, their travel behavior and the perceived accessibility of the places they (wish to) reach. Through interviews with experts and local organizations, we detect relevant stakeholders and mobility-related initiatives present in the neighborhood. The aim is to identify the possibilities and limitations experienced by residents, as well as the opportunities arising in the neighborhoods regarding future change towards sustainable and innovative mobility.

The project is commissioned by Vooruitzicht nv.

Questions and contact: Nina De Jonghe

Interdisciplinary Team

For the MobiCap project, the Design Sciences Hub collaborates with UAntwerp experts from the Research group for Urban Development.