Mobility and urbanity

The risks of climate change and the economy's dependence on global supply chains, demographic development and migration, as well as the consequences of a pandemic have intensified the process of reorienting the political-social future of the transport sector. Even if its goals are increasingly accepted by society in outline, the shape and pace of the transformation process is largely open.

This includes the decarbonisation of the transport sector and the development of the corresponding infrastructures, corrections to spatial planning and urban planning as well as mobility and vehicle concepts, including the respective regulatory framework.The research field shows how the transformation processes of mobility and transport can be designed with the aim of a resilient and sustainable transport of people and goods. The interdisciplinary team focuses on transport and mobility in urban and rural areas, the digital transformation of the transport sector as well as transport and vehicle concepts of the future. The spectrum of methods ranges from empirical social research, the analysis of institutional structures and business models to futurology methods.


The Mobility & Urbanity research team works closely with the Future Research & Transformation team. Especially with the interface to the Energy, Climate & Infrastructure team, a large number of research projects have already been successfully carried out and publications published.


A selection of projects from the past five years is presented below. A complete overview is available via the search.

2021 - 2023

Crisis radar - Strengthening the resilience of society, politics and the economy through crisis prediction

2021 - 2022

Henriette Kiez Cruiser

2017 - 2022

Innovative Solutions in Future Stations, Energy Metering and Power Supply (In2Stempo)

2021 - 2022

micromobility expo 2022

2020 - 2022

DIGNITY - Digital Transport in and for Society

2020 - 2021

Resilient mobility - approaches for a crisis-proof and social transport system

2020 - 2021

Potential analysis in the innovation field "New Ways

2020 - 2021

Public transport between the common good and commerce. Changing value creation structures through new mobility services


How COVID-19 working routines can save emission in a post-Covid-19 world. An estimate of the emission saving potentials through home-based...

2019 - 2020

micromobility expo digital 2020

2019 - 2020

T4 For Under 2° - The Global Foresight Project on Transforming Mobility by Mid-Century

2019 - 2020

Mobility Foresight Study China & Germany. Within the framework of the BMU IKI-Project "Sino-German Cooperation on Low Carbon Transport" (CLCT)

2019 - 2020

TRISTRAM - TRansItion STRategy on vegetAtion Management


Mobility services - employment, distribution effects, access opportunities

2018 - 2019

Mobility as a Service in the Graz City Region

2015 - 2018

Innovative Intelligent Rail - In2Rail


Ukrainian Railways: Energy efficiency, energy policy and organisation

2016 - 2017

SUSTAIN - Best Practices, Benchmarking and Recommendations for Sustainable Stations


Environment and scenario analysis: The future of the global motorbike market in 2030

Selected publications