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Joint research project funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as part of the "Sustainable Urban Mobility" programme under the coordination of the Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology (UMSICHT), Oberhausen.

Up to now, innovative mobility concepts have tended to relate to different urban spaces or districts, but less to classic commercial areas. However, these represent significant focal points of employment and commercial transport in urban areas.
The aim of the project is to design mobility offers and systems for business parks in urban areas in a way that low-emission mobility is made possible for both companies and their employees. To this end, the Chair of Economic Geography, in particular Transport and Logistics, headed by Prof. Dr. Rudolf Juchelka, is developing innovative mobility solutions in an interdisciplinary consortium, building on the planning and application-oriented orientation of the Chair's research in the sense of "applied geography". By means of suitable incentive systems and the establishment of corresponding networks of participating actors, these are to be implemented and tested in a real-lab situation in four industrial estates of different categories and development phases in the cities of Essen, Mülheim and Oberhausen.
The following four commercial areas will be considered as case studies in the research project:

On the basis of a microgeographic transport and economic spatial analysis as well as the spatial impact models in the interplay between transport infrastructure, supply and demand, recommendations for action are developed that are suitable for establishing incentive approaches and networks that provide added value for the actors and participants as well as a contribution to the mobility and transport turnaround.

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