Mobility and urbanity

We are experiencing a fundamental change in our mobility behaviour and our transport system. This results not only in conflicting goals, but also in opportunities for a successful transformation.

New technologies in the course of the digitalisation of large parts of our social life as well as trends towards individualisation and advancing urbanisation are some of the main drivers of the transformation. These must be reconciled with achieving climate neutrality without restricting people's mobility needs.

The transformation processes of our mobility and transport system are multi-layered. Based on the question of how mobility can be made more resilient and sustainable, we deal with the systemic risks, their causes and effects on mobility and transport and develop options for solutions and action.

The interdisciplinary team focuses on the topics of mobility justice, digital transformation and sustainable mobility and vehicle concepts in urban and rural areas. The spectrum of methods ranges from empirical social research to the central methods of futurology.


The Mobility and 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
region as campus preview

2023 - 2026

Region as Campus | University network for practice-oriented research, teaching, knowledge & experience transfer in the Elbe Valley
izt project

2023 - 2024

Resilient mobility in Baden-Württemberg
izt project

2000 - 2001

U.MOVE - Youth and Mobility. Mobility style research for the development of target group-specific intermodal mobility services for young people
izt project

2000 - 2002

Moabit freight sub-centre
izt project

2022 - 2023

Shaping the mobility transition fairly - creating a genuine mobility offer for all with new municipal service structures