In order to meet the Federal Government’s climate goals and improve the quality of life and residence, especially in cities, through sustainable and barrier-free mobility, fundamentally new approaches and procedures are needed in passenger and freight transport. This goal can only be achieved if cities position themselves as strong and ambitious players that are dedicated to implementing the changes in transportation that are necessary. Sustainable mobility also requires goal-oriented research that develops innovative solutions and tests them in practice. To this end, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research is strengthening mobility research with their research agenda “Sustainable urban mobility” and two resulting funding measures:

(1) MobilitätsWerkStadt 2050, a competition for municipal model projects, and

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

nexus, together with Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung, accompanies these projects in a synthesis and transfer project.

The project specifically supports the exchange of knowledge and experience between the municipal model projects, with the transdisciplinary research projects and externally in order to promote a common learning process. A specially developed innovation tool box supports the model projects in the successful and targeted implementation of innovative concepts and projects for sustainable mobility.

Through the monitoring of results gained from the model projects, the results can be analysed, and approaches can be adjusted, if necessary, to account for mistakes. Furthermore, this monitoring can allow for the collected experiences and findings to be extracted and passed on to the model projects and to the scientific community at large.

Duration: 01/2020 – 07/2024
Client: Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung
Team: Hans-Liudger Dienel (scientific management), Sabine Schröder (operational management), Michael Abraham, Milena Groß
Project partner: Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung