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Publication Trams and urban development

Editor: BBSR Series: Informationen zur Raumentwicklung (IzR) Issue: 4.2016 Published: August 2016 Language: German

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It is not long ago that trams vanished from the image of the city. The bus or the underground were considered to be modern. Meanwhile trams are "in" again – not as a fashion, but on the basis of convincing strengths for urban development and urban mobility. Cities which held on to trams have a good starting position today to pursue a sustainable transport and urban development. This is particularly true for climate protection, the energy turnaround as well as municipal environmental protection.

But how can the extension and the operation of trams be financed? Which economic and social impacts do trams have in a city? Which different aims and strategic concepts do the municipalities and the transport enterprise follow? And what can Germany learn from other countries?

The special issue considers these and other questions from the perspective of science and practice – not without taking a glance at current and future developments.

Scientific Editor:
Klaus J. Beckmann
Mathias Metzmacher ( )

All articles are in German.


Klaus J. Beckmann, M. Metzmacher
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Klaus J. Beckmann, M. Metzmacher
Well-tried and innovative impulses for urban mobility and integrated urban development – the tram in Germany

Stephan Besier
Integration and design of infrastructure facilities of trams and light railways in urban development

Christoph Groneck
The modern French tram.
Impulses for local public transport and urban development in Europe

Meinhard Zistel
Nothing is possible without money
Financing of the tram in the city

Roland Priester, Gebhard Wulfhorst
Impacts of trams on the economy and the society of a city

Felix Huber
Trams and electric mobility

Norbert Diener, Hartmut Topp
GoWEST with Tram 5 – citizen dialogue in the "project augsburg city"

Martin Haag, Peter Schick
Success factors for an attractive tram in the city – the practical example of Freiburg

Gunnar Polzin, Iris Reuther
Trams in Bremen and its surroundings.
Strategies and projects of a citizen-oriented integrated urban development

Klaus Benscheidt, Michael Krech, Heinz-Georg Leuer
Extension of trams in Brunswick. An open process

Christian Korda, Josef Weber
A regional light railway and tram for Erlangen?
What is supposed to achieve and can achieve

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