Leibniz Research Network "Mobility"
The German transport system is facing an enormous transformation: In the next nine years, the transport sector must reduce its harmful emissions by at least a third so that Germany can achieve its climate goals. However, it is disputed how far-reaching the necessary changes must be. Are electric vehicles sufficient so that mass motorization can continue in the usual way? Or does the necessary reduction in resource consumption only work if social and spatial mobility are rebalanced and changes in general mobility behavior are promoted? In Germany in particular, questioning the automobile is seen as an attack on individual freedom and fundamental democratic rights and as a threat to economic productivity.
Against this background, the Leibniz Mobility Research Network was founded. In the network institutes and museums from within the Leibniz Association aim at consolidating and disseminating their interdisciplinary knowledge regarding the subject of sustainable mobility. Its focus is on researching and testing innovative forms of mobility and transport applications that go far beyond the transition to electric mobility and the interaction of mobility with socio-spatial processes of inclusion and exclusion, culturally anchored norms and class- and gender-specific social practices.