Urban Nodes Forum – presentations and pictures available!

Posted: 16th April 2019

The first URBAN NODES FORUM took place on 3-4 April in Budapest, gathering  urban nodes representative, planners, infrastructure coordinators and operators, freight and logistic operators, or funding specialist in mobility, infrastructure, passenger transport and freight or logistics. Read more here.

We exchanged on solutions that improve the interface of long-distance freight and passenger transport, and the last-mile movements.

A summary of the event is available here. Presentations and pictures of the event are made available below.


Pictures: all the pictures of the event are available here. A video of the event is available here.

[If these images are used for an external press product, this must be indicated in advance to Vital Nodes]





Plenary session

For a sustainable integration of urban nodes in the TEN-T network_Rupprecht

Multi-Level Governance as a tool for territorial integration in Europe_Peric


Session 1A. Cross-border & urban nodes cooperation

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1_Cross border & urban cooperation Strasbourg_Oppenhauser

2_Three Country Train_ Essers

3_Goodhubs 500 Europe initiative_Hendriks


Session 1B. Electrification & energy efficiency in transport

1_Madrid’s Urban Freight activities_Garcia Cuerdo

2_Clean Energy Hubs_Heinink


Session 1C. Intermodal accessibility & hubs: airports

1_Gothenburg Landvetter Airport_Przybylak, Wedel



Session 2A. Governance & policy coordination

1_The new metro railway system in Paris_Barbe

2_Planned railway measures in Cologne_Koll

3_Market place for Mobility Antwerp_van Maroey

4_Trendsportal Venlo_van Wijlick

5_Challenges and opportunities for ‘non-nodes’_Faber


Session 2B. Digitalisation and Smart Solutions

1_C-ROADS platform_Tomaschek

2_Roadmap for technologic solutions for rail freight_Spanevello


Session 2C. Intermodal accessibility & hubs: Rail

1_European Rail Freight Line System (ERFLS)_Ertel

2_Rhine-Alpine Integrated and Seamless Travel Chain_Pensa

3_Urban freight in Hannover_Blumenstein


Session 3A. Integrated (spatial) planning for Urban Nodes

1. UNF – session 3A – Pieter-Jan Lijnen – Flanders – Antwerp

2. UNF – session 3A – Charlotte Timmers – Flanders – North South Limburg

3. UNF – session 3A – Markus Holm – Vantaa

4. UNF – session 3A – Ulrike Schutz – Berlin Brandenburg


Session 3B. Innovative Last-Mile Logistics

1_Thinkport Vienna_Rojko

2_Last mile projects Tallinn_Noor

3_SURFLOGH logistic hubs_Meijer

4_City logistics pilot Bielefeld_Lewald

5_Innovative last mile logistics Strasbourg_Oppenheimer


Session 3C. Intermodal accessibility & hubs: Ports

1_Logistics and goods transportation city-port of Gothenburg

2_Improve potential of the Gdynia port and city area_Tuszyński