In order to achieve the climate goals of the federal government and the Länder, and to improve the general quality of life, sustainable and barrier-free mobility must be realised. Thus, fundamentally new approaches to and procedures for passenger and freight transport are needed. These goals can only be achieved if cities themselves act ambitiously to implement climate friendly transport policies. Moreover, sustainable mobility grounds on rigorous research to develop innovations and tests them in practice. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research therefore strengthens mobility research with its research agenda “Sustainable Urban Mobility” and two accompanying promotional measures:

(1) MobilitätsWerkStadt 2025, a contest for municipal model projects, and

(2) MobilitätsZukunftsLabor 2050, inter- and transdisciplinary research projects.

nexus and the Science Centre Berlin accompany these projects in form of a synthesis- and transfer project. The project systematically supports the exchange of knowledge and experience between the municipal model projects to promote a joint learning process. A specially developed innovation kit supports model projects further to facilitate the successful and targeted implementation of innovative approaches to and projects for sustainable mobility.

By monitoring the effects of the model projects, nexus and the Science Centre Berlin help analysing their individual impacts, help deriving lessons from mistakes and, if necessary, facilitate readjustment measures. Thus, new experiences and findings can be passed on to model projects and the professional public.

Further information can be found here.

Duration: 01/2020 – 07/2024
Client: Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung
Team: Hans-Liudger Dienel (head of research), Sabine Schröder (operative management), Michael abraham, Vanessa Kügler, Martin Schlecht
Partner: Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung