Science meets city | Urban Mobility Transformation: Future Visions

Symposium, 20. Mai 2022

Science meets city (Bild: TH Köln)

Today we are facing multiple challenges on how we are living and the way we use mobility. How can cities become more livable? How can urban spaces and urban mobility be designed to be sustainable? The "Science meets City" symposium addresses the viewpoint" of science within that area and is embedded in the polisMOBILITY trade fair in Cologne.

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Science Meets City



  • 20. Mai 2022
  • 12.00 Uhr bis 17.00 Uhr
  • in meinen Kalender übertragen


Cologne Trade Fair | Koelnmesse
Congress-Centrum Koelnmesse: East Entrance
Messeplatz 1
50679 Köln


Registration for the symposium is required.
Registration Deadline | April 29th, 2022


TH Köln, Stadt Köln, KölnBusiness, Kölner Wissenschaftsrunde

Topics & Speakers

12:00 PM | Reception

1:00 PM | Greetings

Henriette Reker, Mayor of Cologne.
Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Fröhlich, Chairwoman Cologne Science Forum

1:10 PM | Keynote

Prof. Dr. Jan Gehl (Copenhagen) | Science meets City: Perspectives from Close Up to Far Away

1:30 PM | First Lead-Topic: Sustainable Mobility Planning and Public Transport Systems

Prof. Dr. Meike Jipp (Berlin) | Sustainable Mobility: A Chance for Livable Cities
Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Siechau (Hamburg) | Clean Drive for a Clean City: City Cleaning Electrified
Prof. Dr. Nicolas Hautière (Paris) | Smart Roads as a Strategic Issue for Tomorrows Cities
Pieter van den Berg (Rotterdam) | A Boost for Urban Sustainability: Optimizing Electric Transit Bus Networks in Rotterdam
John Lippe (Ford Europe) | Mobility and the Smart City

2:45 PM | Round Tables
Open Exchange and Discussion on the Speaker Topics of the First Lead-Topic

3:15 PM | Coffee Break

3:45 PM | Second Lead-Topic: Urban Living, Planning and Building

Prof. Dr. Kerstin Krellenberg (Wien) | Sustainable Transformations of Cities
Prof. Dr. Jaques Teller (Liège) | Mobile Phone Data Processing for Mobility Analysis and Urban Planning
Prof. Dr. Sandor Markon (Kyoto) | Urban Mobility with Linear Motor Systems
Prof. Dr. Jérôme Monnet (Paris) | Innovations by Travelers: Challenges for the Urban Mobility Infrastructure in the Greater Paris

4:45 PM | Round Tables
Open Exchange and Discussion on the Speaker Topics of the Second Lead-Topic

5:15 PM | Closing Panel | Successful Implementation of Urban Transformation Processes

Dr. Joachim Thiel (Hamburg)
Dr. Tuija Hirvikoski (Helsinki)
Prof. Dr. Kerstin Krellenberg (Wien)
Prof. Dr. Jan Gehl (Copenhagen)

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