March 2022

Local Transition Arena in the city of Seelze

On March 23, the MoveMe team met with representatives of the city of Seelze in the city hall to discuss new mobility concepts for the city.
At the beginning, Dr. Lisa Ruhrort introduced the basic ideas of the project as well as the young scientists Viktoria Allert, Jan Gödde and Nadezda Krasilnikova from the TU Dortmund University.
They first presented different concepts on the topics of street space reuse, bike and scooter sharing as well as co-working and mobile working. Then, they applied these to local conditions in interactive workshops with the participants.
The ideas were discussed and initial approaches for possible changes in the municipality were mentioned. The scientists will remain in contact with the city of Seelze and keep an eye on the implementation of the various concepts for the future.


November 2021

Taxi Driving Innovation 2021

Under the slogan "With the cab into the future", Lisa Ruhrort discussed the role of cab traffic for sustainable mobility with Michael Oppermann, Managing Director of the German Taxi and Hire Car Association (Bundesverband Taxi und Mietwagen e. V.) and Karsten Schulze, Technical President of the German Automobile Association (ADAC) on November 3, 2021. The session, part of the "Taxi Driving Innovation" congress, brought together different opinions on the need for action in transport policy.


Panel discussion by the German Taxi and Hire Car Association (Bundesverband Taxi und Mietwagen e. V. (BVTM)): Watch the Video (in german)


October 2021

Local transition arena in Neustadt am Rübenberge

On October 28, the MoveMe team was a guest in Neustadt to talk with representatives from the community about the local mobility transition. In three workshops on the topics of "Reuse and Acceptance", "Bike and Scooter Sharing" and "Co-Working and Mobile Working", new impulses were set and potentials for Neustadt were discussed in a lively manner. The focus was on the exchange of different perspectives from practical urban and transport planning and science. We look forward to continuing and deepening this exchange and thank all participants!

June 2021

Lisa Ruhrort at the "Future Changers" Podcast

Lisa Ruhrort talks about how AI and digitalization can change our mobility, why zero-emission vehicles don't necessarily make our transportation sustainable, and why she knew as a child that a world without cars could work.


Future Changers - The Podcast for Sustainable Innovation
Episode 6: Mobility, climate and AI: To the podcast (in German)

June 2021

Invitation: MoveMe? Doing mobility in a new way!

MoveMe invites all interested people in the Hannover Region to hear about different research results around the topic of mobility in the region to do mobility new together!

On Wednesday, June 23, 2021, starting at 6 p.m. at the Kulturzentrum Pavillon at Weißekreuzplatz in Hannover, it's all about research results in compact form: lecture, projects & discussion. The aim is to make various mobility research projects in the Hannover Region visible and to bring them into social, action-oriented dialogue. With contributions from Prof. Andreas Knie, Dr. Kerstin Schäfer, Dr. Moritz Engbers, Prof. Dr. Lars Gusig, Prof. Dr. Meike Levin-Keitel, moderated by Dr. Christine Schwarz.


Sign up here.

April 2021

Working paper 2

In the second joint working paper Perspectives of a socio-spatial transformation towards sustainable mobility (in German) of our junior research group, we present theoretical and conceptual foundations of our work. In order to integrate the different disciplinary perspectives in the MoveMe project, we develop a theoretical-conceptual bridge concept. This combines elements of interdisciplinary research on socio-technical transformations with theoretical approaches of spatial research. The starting point is the multi-level model of socio-technical transformation. As a further development of this model, a relational understanding of space from spatial research is taken up. Based on our three key topics - reallocation of public spaces, potentials of new mobility services, and digital forms of work and traffic avoidance - it becomes clear how the bridge concept can help to better understand a transformation to sustainable mobility as a socio-spatial process.

March 2021

Collaboration on the DiDaT White Paper

150 scientists and practitioners present orientations and signposts for a responsible handling of digital data as results of a two-year transdisciplinary process. Prof. Dr. Meike Levin-Keitel was able to contribute her specialist expertise to the white paper "Digitale Daten als Gegenstand eines transdisziplinären Prozesses" (DiDaT) as a co-author in the chapter on mobility and space.
Digitalization is changing our lives and has resulted in a fundamental transformation of many areas. Sustainability research now faces the challenge of identifying the unintended side effects of the digital transformation. It should develop strategies that enable societies to deal appropriately with these undesirable effects.
The documents can be downloaded here.

December 2020

Working paper 1

The MoveMe project is pleased to present the first joint working paper Potentials for Sustainable Mobility in the Hannover region (in German). In the report we analyze the initial situation in the region with regard to transport development, transport policy discourses and changes in ways of living and working. The core finding is that individual communities differ greatly in their spatial structural conditions and thus require region-specific strategies for modal shift. In particular, commuter traffic between municipalities and everyday traffic in rural areas require new, innovative solutions. The working paper provides an overview of the traffic situation in the Hannover region and is the basis and starting point for future empirical work.

August 2020

MoveMe in the media

The project managers were not idle besides research and teaching and have ventured in front of the camera or microphone in recent weeks and months to speak about exciting topics for a wide variety of formats. Below we have compiled a small selection of the most recent media reports:


  • Transformative Aktion - Planer*innen für die Zukunft. A conversation between Meike Levin-Keitel and Viola Schulze Dieckhoff  ► Watch the Video (in german)
  • Think spatially! Space as precondition of transformations. Video contribution for the IST conference 2020. Tanja Mölders and Meike Levin-Keitel  ► Watch the Video (in german)
  • Die Geschichte des Autos und seiner Symbolik: Fortschritt, Freiheit, Umweltzerstörung. Eva Weber in conversation with Lisa Ruhrort for
    ► Go to Podcast (from April 6, 2020, in german)

June 2020

Virtual Kick-Off Workshop

On June 8th, MoveMe starts the virtual kick-off workshop! To give an insight into the topics we would like to discuss, we have prepared four fact sheets: One of the papers is about the Transition Management process we would like to initiate in the region of Hannover, another one deals with the acceptance of transport related key measures, one with new forms of work and mobility and one with E-scooters as an essential component of the transformation in the mobility sector.

The fact sheets can also be found here on the website in the publications section (in German).

May 2020

Mobility after Corona

Our project is still in an early phase. However, on the basis of our analysis of the current state of research, we have already been able to outline initial approaches for promoting sustainable mobility after the crisis in some areas. Here you will find our recommendations for action to the political actors (in German).

May 2020

Digital Ride Pooling Services

Many cities are currently discussing the potential of new mobility services. This includes new transport services such as CleverShuttle, BerlKönig or Moia. The question is: Do such services in cities help to make life without a car more attractive and thus reduce the number of cars? How do these services differ from taxis and rental cars, and what regulatory requirements must be met? The Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB) in cooperation with the TU Dortmund University was able to analyze the data of the ride-pooling provider "CleverShuttle" in four German cities for a whole year.

The study (in German):


April 2020

MoveMe in times of COVID-19

Due to the current crisis, we as a junior research group are also subject to various restrictions - the TU Dortmund University and the WZB have switched to home office and some events have to be postponed. While we are now able to deepen and develop the scientific approaches and tasks, networking and cooperation with people in the Hannover region is currently only possible via digital media. However, we are looking forward to exchanging ideas with our current and future partners again soon and will keep interested parties up to date on when our workshops and events will take place.

Best regards, stay healthy, your MoveMe Team

December 2019

Exploratory workshop in the region of Hannover

A first step has been taken in the region of Hannover – on December 12th 2019 the exploratory workshop for interested parties from the Hannover Region took place. The aim of the workshop was to get to know the MoveMe project, the researchers and the people in the region and to come together for the first time to present the key issues "rethinking public space", "potentials of digital-based forms of mobility" and "society-driven transformation". We would like to thank all participants for the good discussions and we are looking forward to deepen them in future meetings!

November 2019

Research frameworks for the scientific work

The scientific team of the Junior Research Group is ready to start since the beginning of November 2019. We welcome Viktoria Allert, Jan Gödde, Nadezda Krasilnikova and Max-Robert Wagner to the Team MoveMe. In the coming weeks, the individual main topics will be specified from the perspective of environmental psychology, transport planning and architecture and presented in form of Exposés. In combination with the disciplinary approaches in social science innovation and technology research (Dr. des. Lisa Ruhrort) as well as spatial planning and transition studies (Dr. Meike Levin-Keitel) we are approaching the mobility transitions in the region of Hannover.