Affordable housing & shared mobility (ENG)

27.03.2024

How to create sustainable and affordable housing through the means of shared mobility. This is the goal of the Interreg NSR project SHARE-North Squared and the focus of this session. To do so, we need to focus on three important aspects of a good integration of shared mobility: creating good policies, providing an offer and communicating about it. Maarten, Cornelia, Rebecca and Clara each share their experiences:

Introduction on Interreg project SHARE-North Squared
Join us to learn about SHARE-North Squared, an INTERREG North Sea Region project that focuses on the integration of shared mobility in real estate developments. The consortium comprises of 16 partners from 7 countries who jointly not only work on policy and governance measures, but also on pilot projects, living lab implementation, guidelines for housing developers, context driven seminars for architects and developers and a lot more. All of this with the focus on integration of shared mobility in new developments. We will also dive into the basics of shared mobility and give an insight into the must knows of different modes of shared mobility.

Presentation of Housing Europe
The public, cooperative and social housing sector, representing about 11% of existing dwellings in Europe, has adopted a frontrunner role in the green transition of our buildings and neighbourhoods. Beyond creating socially inclusive and resilient housing systems, public, cooperative, and social housing providers have consistently underlined their commitment to decarbonise their stock. Taking space back from cars and facilitating active and sustainable mobility is essential in achieving this goal. As part of integrated land use and transport planning, shared mobility strategies in affordable housing can also help tackle urban segregation and guarantee access to jobs and services for the most vulnerable.

Presentation of AM 
Organizing shared mobility in new neighborhoods requires public-private cooperation and a rigid participation process to realize behavioral change among residents. AM is district developer and has developed a mobility approach to increase success for shared mobility in new neighborhoods. This presentation will provide practical examples and lessons from successful and less successful projects with a key focus on the end-user and responsibilities from public and private parties.

Presentation of City of Bremen
Most parking bylaws for new real-estate development sites in cities require developers to focus on car parking spaces. That’s not the case in the City of Bremen! The City created new bylaws for new builds that focus on the mobility needs of residents rather than the need for car parking. Join us to learn about how a city transitioned from optional to mandatory mobility management and shared mobility integration into new builds and how the environment, shared mobility providers, property developers and tenants benefit!

Clara Mafé Cortes

Clara Mafé works as Innovation and Project Officer at Housing Europe. She manages and develops EU-funded projects related to the decarbonisation and climate adaptation of social housing neighbourhoods including positive energy districts; circular retrofits; integrated district renovation and sustainable mobility. Her mission is to make cities more liveable, sustainable and fair places for people through innovation. Before joining Housing Europe in 2020, she gained experience in user-centred innovation in smart city projects through Living Labs at the European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL). She holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Valencia (Spain) and an MSc in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Birmingham (UK).

Maarten Markus

Maarten Markus is a sustainability city planner and works as sustainability manager at AM District Development in the Netherlands. In his role, he developed a sustainability strategy that includes goals on sustainable mobility for AM’s neighborhood projects. He investigated consumer demand for shared mobility and developed a mobility approach that includes both responsibility from city governments, developers and the shared mobility provider and residents themselves. With his team he furthers shared mobility by public-private dialogue and sharing best practices in the sector.

Rebecca Karbaumer

Rebecca Karbaumer is an urbanite who’s passionate about creating sustainable, liveable and socially equitable cities. As a sustainable mobility project coordinator the City of Bremen’s Ministry for Construction, Mobility and Housing Development (Germany), she is responsible for creating shared mobility and mobility management policies, implementing Bremen’s Car-Sharing strategies and coordinating various European transport projects on sustainable mobility.

Cornelia Cordes

Cornelia Cordes works as a project manager for the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen in coordinating the INTERREG North Sea Region project SHARE-North Squared. She is a newcomer to the world of shared mobility and real-estate development and has a background in geography and cultural science. Her journey to this exciting working field led her through le sector of integration and counselling for migrants and refugees. In SHARE-North Squared she not only coordinates the project, but also trains architects and developers in developing mobility management solutions and communication strategies for new real estate developments based on the innovative parking bylaw MobilitätsBauOrtsGesetz in the city of Bremen.