IDS Infrastructure – Design – Society

© Annalena Kluge, HfG Offenbach

Our society is on the verge of a major change. Today, individuals in large cities are already less and less dependent on a personal automobile, and the aim is to build on this trend. With mobile Internet functionality, a multitude of new forms of intelligent mobility are becoming available to provide economical, convenient and – most importantly –environmentally sound transport. In the future, it will be possible for everyone to have a large number of different modes of transport at their disposal, to use just as they wish. To realise this, however, users of such systems need not only to feel safe but also comfortable in the various mobility spaces that are created. This is a major challenge in the design of such spaces, processes and systems. The focus must be on the needs of the various transport users when new, environmentally friendly mobility offerings are being designed. This is where the LOEWE research cluster “Infrastructure – Design – Society” gets started – with a systematic examination of the requirements for the design of a new, networked and multimodal mobility system in the RhineMain Region.

LOEWE Research Cluster


  • HfG Offenbach (lead management)
  • Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences
  • Darmstadt University of Technology
  • Goethe University Frankfurt am Main
  • ivm GmbH
  • House of Logistics and Mobility GmbH
  • Rhine-Main Transport Association

Fields of study

  • Design
  • Architecture
  • information and communication technology
  • Transport planning and social science mobility research

Funding period

since 2018

Project Coordinator

  • Prof. Dr. Kai Vöckler,
    HfG Offenbach
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Petra K. Schäfer, Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences


  • Darmstadt
  • Frankfurt am Main
  • Offenbach

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