Science & Innovation
training and development, research institutes , universities
research group city - mobility - energy
The research group City - Mobility - Energy analyses areas where societal systems and sys-tems of the built environment meet and overlap. It examines the potential of sustainable urban mobility concepts based on an integrated analysis of the user perspective, and their interfaces with urban structures, transportation and energy models. Within several consortium projects and together with municipal partners and companies in the Stuttgart Region, practical and innovative approaches are applied for evaluating e-mobility, to see if the targets of urban development and climate protection are being met. Cities are encountering a growing number of technical innovations whose potential for contributing to municipal targets can hardly be guessed at this point. System analyses can help identify the interrelations between users and the benefits from such innovations. In the implementation of efficient urban man-agement, empirical, sociological and spatial methods are applied to develop strategies and recommendations for sustainable urban development. The range of methodologies involves quantitative and qualitative methods from empirical social research combined with spatial planning methods on the municipal or regional level.These include "stated preference and discrete choice" approaches and various workshop methods and pooling geographical information systems analyses.