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.
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:
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).
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).
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): bibliothek.wzb.eu/pdf/2020/iii20-601.pdf
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
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!
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.