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Source: German Research Foundation Discussion event on November 17, 2020 for the first time as an interactive online format
In urban regions, cars clog the streets and inner cities, and parked vehicles take up more and more public space. Bicycles, e-scooters and pedestrians have to share the little space available with them. The problems caused by increasing traffic are numerous: air pollution, traffic jams, depletion of resources, dwindling space for movement and public life. Today hardly anyone denies that we need a traffic turnaround. How the mobility of the future should look in concrete terms, however, there are sometimes very different views. Above all, the question of what role one’s own car should play in the future is the subject of heated debate. With the coronavirus pandemic, the mobility trends seem to be changing: Individual traffic by car and bicycle has increased massively, public transport is lagging behind. Is this just a snapshot? Or are new scenarios emerging here for sustainable mobility? How do you succeed in anchoring the necessary change in the everyday life of citizens? And which political and economic measures are necessary? To these questions, experts from traffic research, social psychology and urban planning will look for answers together with the audience on November 17th from 7 p.m. as part of the SCIENCE ON talk series. At the invitation of the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Bundeskunsthalle, Immo Fritsche, Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Leipzig, Michael Glotz-Richter, Advisor for Sustainable Mobility of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, Meike Jipp, Transport Researcher at DLR Braunschweig, and Doris Kleilein, Architect, will discuss in the area of urban planning, Berlin. The discussion will be moderated by Kilian Reichert, while Janine Utsch will moderate the audience Due to the pandemic, SCIENCE ON is taking place for the first time as an interactive online talk and is provided as a live stream on the DFG’s YouTube channel and on the Bundeskunsthalle’s Facebook page. The audience can ask questions live and take part in votes. The discussion event on mobility is the seventh in the SCIENCE ON series initiated jointly by the DFG and the Bundeskunsthalle in 2017. This brings experts from science into conversation with guests from other areas of society and the audience. Current and controversial research topics such as artificial intelligence, genome editing, the future of democracy, brain research, the freedom of art and science and antibiotic resistance will be discussed. Page of the Bundeskunsthalle: Media contacts:
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