In this video interview, Christoph Hupfer – Professor for Mobility Planning at Hochschule Karlsruhe and Ute Meyer – urbanes.land – engage in a conversation about the obstacles of transforming mobility patterns in urbanized territories and how integrating processes of land-use and transport planning can benefit the greater agenda of emission-reduced and social-equitable settlements.
“Be sensible” for the environment will not be the argument for less or different transport solutions, argues Christoph Hupfer. Furthermore, planners, politicians and activists need to carve out the individual benefits of alternative patterns, e.g. time-use, health and new experiences. As an expert on multimodal transport and information management, Christoph has initiated and supported research and transfer projects that specifically target urban-rural linkages and greater regional catchment areas. As a planner Ute argues for closer links between activities and routes. She trusts in experimentation as a beneficial process for individuals and institutions. New planning constellations and instruments can make individual pattern-change tangible and put into a greater scope.
The interview is moderated by Martin Spalek, Co-Editor of Transforming Peripheries Magazine. It was conducted during a virtual meeting from our home offices in May 2020.
Dr. Christoph Hupfer, Institute for Traffic and Infrastructure
Dr. Christoph Hupfer is Professor for Mobility Planning and an expert on integrated transport and information management. He combines theory and practice in unexpectedly radical but feasible models for urban mobility – an engineer practicing urban planning.
- regiomove– Intermodal Mobility Project for the Karlsruhe region: https://www.regiomove.de/
- GO Karlsruhe – Research Lab on pedestrian mobility: https://www.hs-karlsruhe.de/presse/reallabor-go-karlsruhe/