Forum III – Future Pictures and Scenarios
New visions of the future for Darmstadt are based on the guiding principle of overcoming the prevailing functional and spatial division of Darmstadt. “Sternstadt”, “Ringstadt” and “Regionalstadt” show different directions of development of a productive city. In the third Citizens’ Forum, the future scenarios and scenarios for Darmstadt 2030+ were up for discussion. Sternstadt places emphasis on increasing urban density and urban qualities in existing buildings. The focus of spatial development lies in the form of replanning, structural and / or functional restructuring or upgrading the urban space along selected development corridors. Ringstadt translates the question of sustainable mobility into the development of a ring of momentum spaces (“hubs”). These hubs are, on the one hand, mobility hubs and, on the other, the starting point or center of urban spatial and functional neighborhood developments. The regional city embeds the urban development of Darmstadt in the context of the economically strong region by focusing developmental focuses. In the discourse at the Dialogue Table, the future image of the Ringstadt crystallized out as the favorite of the present citizens. The concept of the spatial development ring with mobility links achieves the greatest popularity.