Winter Semester 2020/21



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Mobility is facing a radical upheaval. Air pollution, congested roads and a lack of public transport are among the major challenges facing our cities. The trend toward urbanization offers many opportunities to promote change toward a livable environment and more attractive public spaces, but the course must be set anew. Climate protection goals can only be achieved if there is not only a switch to alternative drive systems, but also a reduction in the volume of traffic (traffic avoidance) and a comprehensive shift of traffic away from private cars to more efficient means of transport. So far, however, it is unclear how a transformation to sustainable mobility can be implemented and what consequences this will have for our cities and society.

Serious changes are expected for cities and especially for the mobility sector in the coming decades. With regard to the strategies for dealing with these changes, there are different ideas. While the automotive industry is focusing on technology and new incentives, others are calling for a more radical and rapid traffic turnaround that also addresses behaviors and habits.

One thing is certain: urban development and mobility go hand in hand. Although the interaction between space and mobility is of utmost relevance, it has not been sufficiently considered so far.

The Urban Planning Colloquium wants to focus on the traffic turnaround and its effects on space and its actors, exploring the following questions: How do we want to get around in the future? How can we reconcile mobility and accessibility with climate and environmental protection goals? What will livable and attractive cities look like in the future?


Traffic Turnaround and the New "Sociology of the Road

Dienstag, 27. Oktober 2020, 18 Uhr - digital


  • Prof. Dr. Tobias Kuhnimhof, RWTH Aachen
    Trends und Zukunftsfragen der Mobilität
  • Isabel Strehle, Leiterin des Fachbereichs Stadtentwicklung und Verkehrsanlagen
    Das Beispiel Aachen


  • Dr. Almuth Schauber, MISEREOR Aachen
  • Felix Hartz, Uni.Urban.Mobil.


Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Christa Reicher


City shapes mobility shapes city

Dienstag, 1. Dezember 2020, 18 Uhr - digital


  • Prof. Dr. Ulrike Reutter, Uni Wuppertal
    Autofreies Leben in der Stadt
  • Dr. Uwe Conrad, Landeshauptstadt Wiesbaden
    Das Beispiel Wiesbaden


  • Prof. Dr. Carmen Leicht-Scholten, RWTH Aachen
  • Axel Springsfeld, BSV Büro für Stadt- und Verkehrsplanung, aachen_fenster


  • Prof. Dr. Stefan Siedentop, ILS Dortmund

Mobility in the cities of the future

Dienstag, 12. Januar 2021, 18 Uhr - digital


  • Stefan Bendiks, ARTGINEERING, Brüssel
    Vom Verkehrsraum zum öffentlichen Raum
  • Prof. Dr. Maximillian Schwalm
    Das Beispiel Region Münster


  • Frauke Burgdorff, Bau- und Planungsdezernentin, Stadt Aachen
  • Michael Carmincke, Vorstand ASEAG


  • Jens Imorde, Netzwerk Innenstadt NRW, Münster