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Hamburg launches mobility laboratory

Students at Technical University of Hamburg and HCU Hamburg drafting traffic concept for 2030

More than 100 students at the Technical University of Hamburg (TUHH) and HafenCity University of Hamburg (HCU) debated their visions for sustainable urban mobility at an event inaugurating the mobility laboratory at TUHH Wednesday (October 24, 2018). The results of the mobility laboratory are to be incorporated into transport development planning and provide further impetus for the ITS World Congress in Hamburg in 2021.

Reorientation of mobility

The mobility laboratory was developed under the auspices of the Environment and Energy Authority (BUE) and in co-operation with the Economics, Transport and Innovation Authority (BWVI), the Urban Development and Housing Authority (BSW), TUHH represented by the Institute for Transport Planning, the Hafencity University of Hamburg (HCU), represented by the Urban Planning and Regional Development Department and the CityScienceLab, and Hamburger Hochbahn AG. The laboratory offers young people an opportunity to play an active role in the traffic turnaround.

Mobility laboratory to involve civil society

“We want to seize the opportunity and gain insight into the different perspectives of young people about transport in the context of the mobility laboratory,” said Michael Pollmann, State Councillor. The mobility laboratory will be integrated into the curricula of interested universities and colleges in Hamburg. The modular structure allows for Design Thinking Laboratories and regular events where participants can exchange views with people in the mobility sector and civil society initiatives.

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