GPSM@IAA: Panel discussions on Sustainable Mobility

September 17th and 18th at Urban Solutions Market, New Mobility World, IAA Frankfurt

Join us at IAA – Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung! Find the GPSM booth in hall 3.1 (booth A31) and learn about our network and, of course, sustainable mobility concepts and solutions made in Germany. Additionally, on 17th and 18th of September, we will facilitate two panel discussions about sharing mobility and smart mobility.


Sharing mobility for greener cities and more living space

Ride, bike, car and parking space sharing in developing and emerging economies

17/09/2015 – 12 noon; panel with eMio, tamyca and VCD

18/09/2015 – 3:30pm; panel with, Drivy and ParkU


Sustainable mobility through digital solutions

Smart, connected and digital urban mobility in developing and emerging economies

18/09/2015 – 5pm; panel with InnoZ, Moovel, Smartlane and Ally



Studio Schwitalla – an interview

Interview with Max Schwitalla of Studio Schwitalla, an interdisciplinary studio practicing architecture, contributing visions about urban mobility and exploring the mobile society through visual art

Max Schwitalla©Valeria PetkovaMax Schwitalla, architect and founder of interdisciplinary Studio Schwitalla, about the link between architecture and mobility, and rethinking mobility on a human scale.

GPSM: As an architect, the way people move is essential for you. How does it influence your work?

Max Schwitalla: Urban Mobility is literally the driving passion in our studio: The way how people move three-dimensionally through urban space is the fundamental and underlying approach in our research and experimental design. And maybe because I was a street skateboarder in my youth, I started to read cities differently, always on the move off the beaten paths. Read more

EURIST – an interview

jp 2015Jürgen Perschon, founder and executive director of EURIST (European Institute for Sustainable Transport), tells the GPSM community about the challenge of raising awareness among decision makers and his vision to decouple economic and social development from the growth of traffic.

GPSM: Could you briefly describe your consultancy and the main activities in the field of mobility and logistics?

Jürgen Perschon: As a non-profit organisation we want to help cities, governments and communities to develop good transport governance and reform their local and national transport systems to a more sustainable mode. We raise awareness and transfer best-practice knowledge to decision makers through lectures, seminars and workshops in order to create a basis for a paradigm change in mobility policy towards sustainable mobility for all. We believe that sustainable solutions consist of both technical and non-technical aspects and each local context needs a tailor-made package adapted to the specific geographical, cultural and social context.Read more

SOLUTIONS Project: Free online courses on sustainable mobility

Learn about innovative and green urban transport solutions in Europe and beyond!

SOLUTIONS stands for Sharing Opportunities for Low carbon Urban transporTatION. It is funded by the EU and has a focus on international knowledge sharing for innovative sustainable transport solutions. This fall, they are offering six online courses organized by GPSM partner Rupprecht Consult.


The SOLUTIONS courses are offered free of charge and are intended for professionals working in the field of urban mobility who wish to expand their knowledge and share their experiences with participants from around the world. No detailed pre-knowledge is required in order to participate. Each course is moderated by an expert in the field and includes tailored tasks and interactions with experts and other participants. The course content is accessible to you 24/7 for a period of five weeks, so you can go through them at your own pace.

The six course topics will cover each of the SOLUTIONS Thematic Clusters:

Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (7 Sept. – 9 Oct. 2015)
Network and Mobility Management (21 Sept. – 23 Oct. 2015)
Clean Vehicles (5 Oct. – 6 Nov. 2015)
City Logistics (19 Oct. – 20 Nov. 2015)
Cycling Infrastructure (2 Nov. – 4 Dec. 2015)
Sustainable Public Transport (16 Nov. – 18 Dec. 2015)

Courses will be offered from 7 September 2015, starting every second Monday until 16 November 2015. Each course will run for five weeks, taking approximately two hours per week to complete.

Register by contacting Ms. Kristin Tovaas at k.tovaas(at), specifying which e-learning course or courses you would like to attend.

International participants, especially from outside of the EU, are invited to participate!


choice GmbH – An Interview

choice GmbH introduce themselves to the GPSM community.

Passfoto_Benjamin HägerBenjamin Häger, choice GmbH, talks about demand-oriented mobility planning in an interdependent world, the revival of the bicycle and the key role of municipalities in sustainable mobility planning.

GPSM: Could you briefly describe your consultancy and the main activities in the field of mobility and logistics?

Benjamin Häger: choice GmbH is an independent research and development organisation with comprehensive experiences in conceptualising innovative mobility services. Where mobility meets sustainable urban development, we focus on modern issues, e.g. bike and car sharing, e-mobility and smart forms of participative planning. In the projects, innovative technical solutions are flexibly combined with custom-made user applications. For instance, we create customised software solutions like online participation platforms or management tools to plan demand-orientated mobility infrastructure. Read more

Recommendations for Mobility Master Planning published

„Integrated mobility helps make mobility in cities more sustainable and climate-friendly,” says Professor Ahrens, Technical University of Dresden, commenting on the new release of the English translation of the Recommendations for Mobility Master Planning. The recommendations introduce a new bi-level working method that emphasises goal-oriented, comprehensive transport planning and integration with spatial development planning.Read more

SPOTLIGHT No. 2: Cities with no road fatalities – Road Safety Report

SPOTLIGHT No. 2 published

Vision Zero is the goal of road safety experts around the globe. The vision of zero road fatalities may in general still be far off: More than 1.2 million people are killed every year in traffic accidents worldwide. But still, Vision Zero is no utopia, as analyses of DEKRA Accident Research show.Read more

Ukrainian University meets GPSM friends

In early June a delegation from the Kharkiv National Automobile and Highway University were guests at the Universities TU Berlin and TU Dresden

_DSC0336In early June a delegation from the Kharkiv National Automobile and Highway University were guests at the Universities in Berlin (Technical University, Centre of Science and Technology) and Dresden (Technical University, Institute for Transportation Ecology) and exchanged with further members of the German Partnership for Sustainable Mobility.

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Press release “Sustainable Mobility for Smart Cities” GPSM Conference on May 20th

Smart, clean and intelligent mobility is key to sustainable development

On May 20th 2015, the “Sustainable Mobility for Smart Cities” GPSM conference took place as part of the Metropolitan Solutions in Berlin.
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“Sustainable mobility made in Germany“ in the Journal International Transportation, Issue 1, May 2015

new English version of "Internationales Verkehrswesen" published article from GPSM

The new Journal ‘International Transportation’ – the new English version of ‘Internationales Verkehrswesen’ – published the article “Sustainable mobility made in Germany“. Read more