Habitat Unit

Prof. Dr. Philipp Misselwitz, Dr. Oliver Lah, Jakub Galuszka

Urban Change Makers
Rethinking Multimodal Urban Mobilities

Facing the climate change and associated issues the global agendas uniformly recognize the urgent need of transition to sustainability. Development of low-carbon transportation in urban centres is positioned as a key element of this process, since the sector is estimated to generate 23% of global energy-related greenhouse gas emissions. However, it is not simply about mainstreaming new technologies for e-mobility (such as e-buses, e-scooters or e-bikes) and promotion of public transportation. It is also about incorporating these within the broader structure and design of a city. A key element of the process is the development of intermodal-hubs, which integrate different forms of transportation and stimulate overall development of specific parts of a city.

Urban Change Makers Poster

This studio investigates this process through a development of a concept for innovative urban mobility solutions, focusing on the linkages between urban planning, design and access to public transport.

Participants will have the opportunity to collaborate directly with an international team of experts in close collaboration with the Urban Change Makers Group project and selected partner cities involved in SOLUTIONSplus project (those include: Hanoi, Pasig/Manila, Lalitpur/Kathmandu, Kigali, Dar es Salaam, Quito, Montevideo, Madrid and Hamburg). A site visit to a partner city is envisaged as a part of the studio (subject to the situation related to the Corona virus pandemic).

More information here.

Course Information+

Design Studio
12 ECTS + 3 ECTS (PIV)
Arch: EP Städtebau I
MA UD: PJ 1-3 EP
MA SRP: Projekt

Teaching Day
To be announced

First meeting
30th April, 2020

In addition to ISIS course selection:
E-Mail with short motivation letter & CV until 16th April to