Final Conference of the mobil.LAB Doctoral Research Group


On September 14th, 2020, we gathered online for a virtual Final Conference of the mobil.LAB Doctoral Research Group. Our thirteen mobil.LAB doctoral fellows shared the results from their research projects and enjoyed the day's fruitful discussion on how we might approach Changing Unsustainable Mobility Cultures.

All of the presentations given our doctoral fellows are available for viewing and download below. You will also find recordings of the input given by the Speakers of the mobil.LAB, Prof. Dr.-Ing Gebhard Wulfhorst and Prof. Dr. Sven Kesselring, the keynote talk from Prof. Dr. Henrike Rau and the input given by our Conference Observers, Dr. Justin Spinney and Dr. Jessica Le Bris.

Click on the links below, or go to the official conference website to view our library of video recordings and other materials from the event.

The free virtual event was co-financed by the Hans Böckler Foundation and is co-hosted by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Nürtingen-Geislingen University (HfWU). A special thank you goes to our four guest moderators and alumni of the mobil.LAB, Dr.-Ing. Benjamin Büttner, Dr.-Ing. Montserrat Miramontes, Dr.-Ing. Matthew Bediako Okrah and Prof. Dr. Dominic Villeneuve.

Organizing Committee:
Cat Silva, Luca Nitschke, Michael Mögele, David Duran, and Prof. Dr. Dominic Villeneuve

Design Committee:
Cat Silva and Anthony Ferri


Virtual Conference Program

11:00 - 12:30:  Welcome Session


Introductions from our Speakers:
Changing Sustainable Mobility Culturess...
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gebhard Wulfhorst  (video | slides)

Sustainable Mobility in Metropolitan Regions: 10 Years of Research
Prof. Dr. Sven Kesselring  (video | transcript)

Welcome from the Doctoral Fellows:
Tobias Kuttler (video)


Keynote Talk:
Mobility cultures in transition: Infrastructure, policies, and everyday practices
Prof. Dr. Henrike Rau  (video | discussion | slides)

13:00 - 15:00:   Parallel Sessions I

Session I-A
Session I-B

The boring behaviors of everyday?
Understanding how people practice mobility

(Sesson I-A Materials)

D(r)iving into a sustainable future?
Analyzing ways to new mobility and automotive concepts

(Sesson I-B Materials)


Moderator: Dr.-Ing. Benjamin Büttner

Individual lives, shared living: The role of place-based communities in a mobile world
Julie Magelund (video | slides)

Where am I going? How am I going?: Wayfinding in Public Transit
Anthony Ferri (video | slides)

What types of interactions do bicyclists experience in Munich’s bicycle lanes?
Cat Silva (video | slides)

Moderator: Dr.-Ing. Montserrat Miramontes

Car states in motion: Negotiating mobility in industrial politics
Michael Mögele (video | slides)

New ways to mobility concepts based on biocybernetic systems modelling and simulation
Gabriele Harrer-Puchner (video | slides)

System analysis of on-demand mobility services
Christian Assmann (video | slides)

15:30 - 17:30:  Parallel Sessions II

Session II-A
Session II-B

Equitable and eco-friendly? 
Planning tools for sustainable mobility

(Sesson II-A Materials)

Who’s driving, who’s driven? 
Exploring shared and automated mobilities

(Sesson II-B Materials)


Moderator: Dr.-Ing. Matthew Bediako Okrah

The interrelationship between transport, land use and noise
Nico Kühnel (video | slides)

Carbon-based accessibility instruments: visual tools for low carbon mobility options
Julia Kinigadner (video | slides)

Spatial fairness assessment of the allocation of bike-sharing supply
David Duran Rodas (video | slides)

Assessing Pedestrian Impacts of Future Land Use and Transportation Scenarios
Qin Zhang (video | slides)

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Dominic Villeneuve

Non-commercial carsharing: Sharing beyond profit
Luca Nitschke (video | slides)

Automated driving and politics of displacement
Eriketti Servou (video | slides)

Taxi driving in Mumbai: Disruption or business as usual?
Tobias Kuttler (video | slides)

17:30 - 18:00:  Closing Session


Input from Conference Observers:

Prof. Dr. Justin Spinney (video)
Dr. Jessica Le Bris (video)


Final Words from our Speakers:

Prof. Dr. Sven Kesselring and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gebhard Wulfhorst (video)



Visit complete details and documentation of our final conference.

  →  Download the the Save the Date program flyer here.