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Urban transport for the day after tomorrow

This study of the programme "Experimental Housing and Urban Development" (ExWoSt) aims to support and stimulate the discussion on the future of urban mobility. This is done by evaluating the current scientific landscape, and by designing five urban scenarios based on it. For a time horizon of up to 50 years, i.e. until about 2065, these urban scenarios represent a very broad range of imaginable transport and urban planning futures.

Project duration: January 2016 – October 2018


In recent years, transportation has changed in German cities. This is reflected in a greater use of environmentally friendly means of transport (bicycle, public transport), but also in the more flexible use of transport (inter- and multi-modality, increased use of sharing services). Increasing digital networking will significantly influence the mobility of tomorrow (smart mobility).


The objective of the project was to identify different possibilities of future developments of urban transport on the basis of current projects, concepts and visions. These were analysed with regard to their technical requirements and requirements for different players, and their possible course of action and scope of design. Finally, the results were structured and prepared in an action-oriented way.

Developments and background of smart mobility were prepared in order to qualify interested parties, stakeholders and decision makers for an open, but also critical handling of this complex topic.

Contractors of this research study was the consortium plan-werkStadt (Bremen, Projektleitung), PTV AG (Karlsruhe) and Projektbüro Friedrich von Borries (Berlin).

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Eva Schweitzer
Division I 5 - Digital Cities, Risk Prevention and Transportation
Phone: +49 228 99401-1654

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