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.