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04/08/2021 12:06

Mobility 4 Future – on the way to climate-friendly mobility

Benjamin Griebe Pressestelle
Technische Universität Dresden

    Lecture series within “studium generale” starts in summer term 2021

    "How does transport become sustainable?" The new lecture series "Mobility4Future - On the way to climate-friendly mobility" in the summer term 2021 will examine answers to this question with national and international experts.

    A transformation of our transport systems is urgently needed: The transport sector is a major contributor to man-made climate change and is considered to be the cause of many ecological, economic and health problems, e. g. through persistently high CO2 emissions, particle pollution or congestion. In addition, there is a steadily growing world population and advancing urbanisation. Which means of transport we will use in the future, how and on which routes, whether algorithms will guide us and how much locomotion and travel will cost - shaping the mobility of the future is associated with many challenges.

    This is where the lecture series comes in. Starting on 14 April, on Wednesdays between 4:40 p.m. and 6:10 p.m., scientists will give an interdisciplinary overview in German or English of the variety of research areas related to mobility - from sociology to technology development, infrastructure planning and digitalisation to environmental and economic aspects. The event is part of the “studium generale” and is also open to TU staff and external interested parties.

    On 14 April, Prof. Udo Becker and Dr. Falk Richter from the Chair of Transport Ecology at the "Friedrich List" Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences of TU Dresden will start the discussion. They will define the term "climate-neutral transport" and discuss which aspects need to be taken into account. This will be followed by lectures by international speakers from Oxford University, the Centre for European studies and comparative politics in Paris, Delft University and ETH Zurich, among others. The topics will include necessary changes in politics and administration, possible solutions for increasing the efficiency of motorised transport and cycling as a climate-friendly and health-promoting alternative to the car.

    The event is jointly organised by Prof. Marc Timme from the Chair of Network Dynamics at the Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden (cfaed) and the Institute of Theoretical Physics and Prof. Regine Gerike, Chair of Integrated Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering at the "Friedrich List" Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences. Both already organised the faculty colloquium "Transport Sciences as an Interdisciplinary Domain: Projects, Findings, Perspectives" in the Winter term 2020/21.

    The events of the lecture series take place (for the time being) as online events via ZOOM. Further information and registration via the website:

    Media inquiries:
    Anke Richter-Baxendale
    Public Relations
    Technische Universität Dresden
    "Friedrich List" Faculty of Transport and Traffice Sciences
    Tel.: +49 351 463-34908

    More information: Further information and registration

    Criteria of this press release:
    Journalists, all interested persons
    Traffic / transport
    transregional, national
    Advanced scientific education, Studies and teaching


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