Public transport in digital urban transformation


Munich is growing. Rising population figures in Munich and the city-region, continuously growing ridership in public transport and changing mobility patterns make further forward-looking development of transport infrastructure necessary. Urban development and the projects of the city must however be oriented even stronger towards existing and new public infrastructure, especially in the area of ​​mobility, to remain sustainable and affordable in every respect. The tight integration of urban development, but also individual large projects with public transport is thus a matter for private developers, architects, traffic planners and policy-makers as well as the planning administration.

At the same time, cities are amidst a digital transformation that increasingly covers all aspects of urban life. This lecture series sheds light on the conditions and consequences of this transformation for urban mobility.

Participation in the colloquium is free, no application is necessary.

Time: 18:30 - 20:00
Place: Vorhoelzer Forum, TUM


Participation in the online lectures

Due to the current restrictions on personal meetings and events, the lecture will take place digitally. For this we use the video conference software Zoom.

To participate in the event, please use the following invitation link:

If you are prompted for input, please use the following meeting ID and password:
Meeting ID: 936 9244 8843
Password: 977781

If you have a Zoom account, you can attend the meeting using the Zoom app. If you have not yet used Zoom, after clicking on the invitation link you will be given the option of either using the Zoom client (the download request will appear automatically) or, alternatively, only participating via your browser (reject the download request and click on the link "participate using your browser"in the browser window). So far, browser participation has only been successfully tested with Chrome.



Tue, 05.05.2020, 18:30 - 20:00 Uhr
Urban Design in the Age of Data Technology. The Case of Brainport Smart District
Speaker: Dana Behrman

The discussion between future technologies and their impact on the city often engenders grand images of future utopias and all encompassing solutions that will solve fundamental urban challenges. These dreams often overlook the incremental, small-scale progressions that form the real bedrock of change. What If we put aside flying cars and skyscrapers kilometers tall and ask a more simple question: how does technology help us imagine the city of the future and how can we use it to create humane, healthy and resilient environments?

Brainport Smart District is a visionary mixed-use district being developed in the South of the Netherlands with 1,500 housing units and 12 ha office space, that invites innovation and experimentation on all levels of its development.


Tue, 26.05.2020, 18:30 - 20:00 Uhr
Mobilität ist kein Selbstzweck – Chancen für die Revitalisierung urbaner Räume. Aktuelle Beispiele aus den Niederlanden
Speaker: Dipl.-Ing. Marten Wassmann
Founder, Gateways, Amsterdam

Marten Wassmann wird auf seinem Vortag von aktuellen Projekten des Büros Gateways und realisierten Bauten berichten und dabei auf Chancen hinweisen, die sich aus Schnittstellen in Mobilitätsprojekten ergeben. Hierbei wird die Nutzung unerwarteter Synergien im Zusammenspiel der Disziplinen Architektur, Städtebau, Community Building und Mobilitätsverhalten zentral stehen.

Tue, 23.06.2020, 18:30 - 20:00 Uhr
Urban Last Mile Logistics
Speaker: Philip Douglas
CIP Group

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Participation in the colloquium is free, no application is necessary.

The public lecture series is organised by:

Jutta Jungwirth
Stadtwerke München GmbH (SWM)
Mobility Management, Head of Urban Planning and Mobility

Prof. Dr. Alain Thierstein
Chair of Urban Development

Prof. Dr. Gebhard Wulfhorst
Chair of Urban Structure and Transport Planning

For questions and organisational issues:

Fabian Wenner
Lehrstuhl für Raumentwicklung

Marion Eisenschmid-Maier
Stadtwerke München GmbH (SWM)
Mobility Management, Urban Planning