Final Conference CIVITAS + emove on 24 and 25 October 2016 in Aachen


On 24 and 25 October, the closing conference for the mobility projects CIVITAS DYN@MO, CIVITAS 2MOVE2 (Stuttgart) and emove took place in Aachen. The symposium, which was funded by the European Commission as part of the CIVITAS initiative, was hosted by the Institute of Urban and Transport Planning (ISB) at RWTH Aachen University, the City of Aachen, and the City of Stuttgart.


The conference began in the afternoon of 24 October with two parallel field trips in Aachen. In typical Aachen rain, the first group visited production facilities of electric vehicles, guided by the City of Aachen. The first stop was ASEAG: the local transportation company has single-handedly converted a hybrid electric bus into an electric bus for project CIVITAS. The bus was also used to drive the group from one stop of the excursion to the next. The group then visited the production facilities of Streetscooter on Jülicher Straße and RWTH Aachen University’s electric mobility lab on Campus Melaten, which provides an open infrastructure for electric mobility research.

Guided by the ISB, the second group visited three locations in Aachen in which mobility stations have been installed in recent years, beginning with the mobility station Westbahnhof. At Westbahnhof, carsharing, bike-sharing, buses, trains, and the charging of electric vehicles were combined into a multimodal mobility site. In addition, the group visited the mobility services that were developed at the residential locations of the urban housing association gewoge AG in Aachen in the work package “Electromobile Living”. At these locations, (e-)carsharing stations, bike sheds and e-bike charging poles were installed both for the residents and for public use. At one housing facility on Turpinstraße, the electricity for the electric vehicles by cambio is generated in a photovoltaic system.

At the end of the first day, many of the project partners participated in the evening event to look back on the shared project years with a slideshow presented at Hotel Total, an interim-use project in a former church.

In the morning of 25 October, the symposium began in the rooms of the Catholic Student Community, in which about 50 representatives from research, administration and companies participated.

The presentations in the first session of the symposium covered planning processes in the mobility and transportation industry, focusing in particular on transport development plans and sustainable urban mobility plans (SUMPs) as well as the integration of electric mobility into municipal plans. The second session was dedicated to the topics of clean air and electric mobility, and included, among others, current insights into the issue of particulate matter in Stuttgart. It also covered the use of electric buses in public transport and electric cars in carsharing fleets. After the lunch break, presentations on mobility management, focusing on business mobility management, were given in the third session. The final session dealt with the topics of multimodality and the development of mobility associations in lectures from Stuttgart and Aachen. The conference ended with a panel discussion on the future development of mobility associations and electric mobility.

The symposium provided a valuable and interesting look back on the projects CIVITAS DYN@MO, CIVITAS 2MOVE2 and emove. The presenters spoke about promising findings and results from the projects and the resulting measures as well as further areas of activity for the future to make mobility more effective and sustainable and to improve the quality of urban life.

The presentations will be made available for download in this space shortly.

Session 1 | Planning Processes

Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) - The 2MOVE2 - Approach

Manfred Wacker

ISV | University of Stuttgart

Participation in the Transport Development Planning in Aachen

Armin Langweg

City of Aachen

Electric Mobility in Municipal Planning

Daniel Horn

ISB | RWTH Aachen

Session 2 | Clean Air & Electric Mobility

Particulate Matter Alert in Stuttgart

Wolfgang Forderer

City of Stuttgart

Converting a Hybrid Electric Bus into an Electric Bus

Walter Eßer


Electric Vehicles and Carsharing – An Ideal Connection

Gisela Warmke

cambio Aachen

Session 3 | Mobility Management

Business Mobility Management

Wolfgang Forderer

City of Stuttgart

Mobility Management at Universities. Measures and Successes at FH and RWTH Aachen

Michael Boßhammer & Torsten Merkens

ISB | RWTH Aachen and ECSM | FH Aachen

Mobility Analysis and Building Up a Vehicle Pool at the City of Aachen

Volker Gillessen

EcoLibro GmbH

Session 4 | Mobility Associations

Environmentally Friendly Transportation in Stuttgart

Michael Hagel

City of Stuttgart

Multimodal Mobility Mix – A Mobility Association for the Aachen Region

Reyhaneh Farrokhikhiavi

Aachener Verkehrsverbund

Multimodal Mobility

Prof. Dr. Thomas Ritz

FH Aachen


Final Conference CIVITAS + emove