MES Conference 2020: Sustainable and Inclusive Global Mobility Initiative (SIGMI)

November 26./27. 2020 + follow-up session on the 4th of December

9:30am – 13:30pm

online via Zoom

Register now for the Research Workshops on Friday, December 4th. (You will be redirected to the TU Berlin registration page.)


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The Sustainable and Inclusive Global Mobility Initiative (SIGMI) aims to take a global micro-perspective on mobility and raise awareness about bottom-up and human-centric approaches in infrastructure development and transportation.

Through online events, the state of the art in different disciplines of scientific research in the field of sustainable mobility will be presented as well as inspiring research and practice projects. In participatory workshops, new initiatives will be developed by the participants.



Since 2013 the TU Berlin has implemented six research areas. SIGMI is closely linked to two of them: “Infrastructure and Mobility” and “Energy Systems and Sustainable Resource Management”. 

The objective of SIGMI is to demonstrate that modern and sustainable mobility goes beyond the use of sustainable transport technologies such as electric cars, public transport, scooters, and bikes. Research and activism in the field of mobility bear significant opportunities for emission reductions, improved living environments, participatory projects, and the empowerment of local communities.


The Conference

The SIGMI online Conference will take place on the 26th and 27th of November. A follow-up workshop will take place on December 4th. Attendance at the conference is free for everyone!





Thematic Pillars of SIGMI

Socio-economic-cultural determinants of mobility demand
Interdependence of settlement structures and mobility (rural vs urban, types of housing, formalities etc)
Infrastructure-service” systems: Short-run and long-run options
Options for 100% renewable-based mobility
Governance and participation issues in the mobility transformation