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Smart city and urban transport

Julia Ulrich

How do visions for a “Smart City” look like, which connects the city with innovative mobility networks? New future types of urban transport will be developed in a workshop in Berlin.

Which future traffic model are we striving for? (Credits:

Which future traffic model are we striving for?

To be able to display the appropriate e-mode of transport for the fastest, safest, or most eco-friendly way on your phone sounds like a utopia? It is the case at the moment. However, researchers and entrepreneurs are developing visions for a “smart city” that links the city via innovative mobility networks. The world of mobility is constantly inventing new technologies, such as autonomous driving, electromobility, or even new air transport systems. So how will we be moving in cities in 30 or 50 years?

Innovative mobility networks for the future

The change in usage patterns with regard to digitalisation and increasing flexibility raises many questions:

Is the sharing economy of different modes of transport growing? Are we travelling more individually and more often in future? And do environmentally friendly transport modes such as bicycles and public transport become even more important? What is the influence of increasingly fluctuating traffic systems on the design and structure of the city?

Workshop in Berlin

These and other questions are discussed in „Bundesinstitut für Bau-, Stadt- und Raumforschung“ in Berlin, which is the federal institute for urban research. Participate at the workshop with the topic „Smart City – future traffic models of tomorrow“ on the 5th of April 2017, in Berlin.

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