Listening tip “Freifahrt” podcast (in German)

Freifahrt ist der Interviewpodcast zum Thema Mikromobilität rund um Fahrräder, eScooter, Lastenfahrräder und neuen Fahrzeugkonzepten. Hier spricht Sebastian Hofer mit ExpertInnen, UnternehmerInnen, Herstellern, Entscheidern, Enthusiasten und Kritikern über die Zukunft der MobilitätHier erfahrt ihr aus verschiedenen Perspektiven warum das Fahrrad seit 200 Jahren existiert und dennoch weniger Beachtung findet als e-Scooter, welche innerhalb von weniger als zwei Jahren in aller Munde sind. Was wir tun müssen, damit Mikromobilität mehr Beachtung bei der Verkehrsplanung bekommt, das Ganze wirklich nachhaltig wird und wir so in Zukunft in gesünderen und lebenswerteren Städte leben können.

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In diesem Sinne: Lasst die Haare wehn!

*** English version ***

Freifahrt is the interview podcast on the subject of micro-mobility in connection with bicycles, e-scooters, cargo bikes and new vehicle concepts. Here Sebastian Hofer talks to experts, entrepreneurs, manufacturers, decision makers, enthusiasts and critics about the future of mobility

Here you will learn from different perspectives why the bicycle has been around for 200 years and still receives less attention than e-scooters, which have been on everyone’s lips for less than two years. What we have to do to make sure that micromobility gets more attention in traffic planning, that it becomes really sustainable and that we can live in healthier and more liveable cities in the future.

You can listen and subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Deezer and Podigee.

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In this sense: Let your hair blow!

Ninth AIM student poster research conference on “Mobility – Social, political, legal, economic and managerial implications”

On Wednesday, 19 June 2018, the ninth AIM student poster research conference took place at HAW Hamburg. 31 junior researchers enrolled in the degree programme Foreign Trade/International Management (B. Sc.) presented their research work.

The posters were developed in the context of the course “Academic research and writing“. Coursework was organised by way of team teaching undertaken by our librarian Detlev Dannenberg, Prof. Dr. Michael Gille and me. 

The general topic of the semester was “Mobility – Social, political, legal, economic and managerial implications”. As always, individual topics addressed a diverse set of aspects. Given the outstanding quality of the presented work, the instructors awarded five students with the instructor’s best poster award: Anna Tessa Aul, Ayke Christian Feindt, Magnus Fielker, Johann Maximilian Mueller and Siran Zhu. Additionally, the audience voted for the students’ best poster award, which was awarded Jens Bohse, Magnus Fielker and Siran Zhu.

Sebastian Hofer, innovation manager at Hochbahn, delivered a keynote speech entitled “Micromobility meets public transport”. In addition to general information on the idea and the latest development of micro-mobility, he presented the cooperation between Hochbahn, Hamburg, and the Scandinavian company Voi, which will test the interlinking of public transport and e-scooters in the Hamburg urban area by means of several pilot projects. After the speech there was an intensive discussion of the presented concept. Together with the speaker, the students reflected on the positive and negative implications of modern mobility concepts. Finally, the students and instructors had the opportunity to test the e-scooter on the long corridor of the university building. For the students, the event was one of the highlights of this semester.  

@ Sebastian: Thank you very much for visiting us!

Additional information:

The teaching concept is based on blended learning and research-based learning. The course is modelled around the concept of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Students are provided with various access points to the course contents, which can be combined or used on a standalone basis: learning videostextbook, webinars, library excursions, tutorials, walk-in labs and poster labs support individual learning styles.

For more information on poster conferences in general see my article.

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