Mobility is more than just moving from A to B. It is the base for social participation and economic development, and at the same time it involves land use, resource consumption and social burdens. Differences in spatial structure, for example between cities, suburbs and rural areas, also cause differences in mobility actions.
The main research aim within this research focus is the integrative analysis of spatial development and mobility action. The aim is to develop a deeper understanding of the spatial impact of different forms of mobility on the one hand, and of the influence of spatial and accessibility structures on everyday mobility and location decisions on the other. Mobility and spatial development are always understood as part of social change. Therefore, in the sense of a transdisciplinary understanding of science, the work in this research focus should also contribute to the creation of environmentally and socially compatible as well as economically viable spatial structures and mobility systems.
ILS research projects