Mobility is the prerequisite for people to be able to satisfy their needs. However, the high level of spatial mobility resulting specifically from the use of cars – in combination with car-centred spatial planning – has led to a massive increase in traffic in recent decades.
This results in ecological and social problems: Cars and trucks require a lot of space and cause considerable amounts of greenhouse gases and air pollutants during their life cycle. Particularly in cities, particulate matter, and nitrogen oxides, but also stress, noise and accidents cause great damage to health and reduce the quality of life.
Even new technologies cannot solve many of these problems. Based on individual mobility behaviour and the resulting factors in the choice of transport mode, our focus is therefore on the design of public space: This allows walking, cycling and the use of public transport to become so attractive that people will only consider the use of cars to be reasonable in exceptional cases.
On this basis, we develop theoretically sound and practically implementable mobility concepts for communities, cities and regions in close cooperation with citizens, administration, politics, business and NGOs. In addition, we organise courses, workshops, and training courses on the topic of mobility and carry out transdisciplinary research projects.
Mag. Dr. Christian Kozina (coordination)
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- Strüver, Anke (2015): Critical Mass als performative Kritik der städtischen Verkehrspolitik? In: sub\urban. zeitschrift für kritische stadtforschung 3 (3), 33–49.