New book: Innovations for Metropolitan Areas

44 contributors from universities, research Institutions and companies

The book contains user-centred concepts and solutions for mobility, logistics and infrastructure that will make our growing urban areas more liveable and sustainable.

Our new book Innovations for Metropolitan Areas is now available. The book focusses on the following question: How can people live in densely populated areas and meet their needs in terms of mobility, freedom, self-determination, security, prosperity, communication or in other words:

How can metropolitan regions be made humane?

The answer to this question requires innovative ideas and approaches in various areas:

  • Sustainable designs of infrastructure
  • Economically and ecologically efficient logistics and mobility approaches
  • Intelligent applications for navigation and communication.

All these ideas must be measured against the needs of citizens and should thus be developed following a human-centered design approach. This ensures that innovative solutions will be widely accepted by the public. In addition, new technologies provide the potential to turn citizens into active co-designers of future metropolitan areas.

The book contains a comprehensive introduction by Winfried Hermann, Minister of Transport of the State of Baden-Württemberg, as well as a foreword by Prof. Rainer Franke, Rector of the HFT Stuttgart.

Thanks go to the authors for their important and valuable contributions (in alphabetical order):

Dario Aleo Horcas (HFT Stuttgart), Jana Carolin Behme (HFT Stuttgart), Steffen Bengel (University of Stuttgart), Bernd Bienzeisler (Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO), Michael Bossert (Concordia University Montréal) Harald Bräuchle (Robert Bosch GmbH), Brigitte Braun (FORMENformen Ludwigsburg), Uta Bronner (HFT Stuttgart), Samira Buschmann (HFT Stuttgart), Laura Canas da Costa (HFT Stuttgart), Mei-Fang Chen (Tatung University, Taiwan), Anne Faber (RWTH Aachen). Lutz Gaspers (HFT Stuttgart), Georg Hauer (HFT Stuttgart), Rebecca Heckmann (HFT Stuttgart), Wei-Hsin Hsiang (Tatung University, Taiwan), Stephanie Huber (HFT Stuttgart), Maren-Linn Janka (Lidl Stiftung & Co. KG), Daniela Kirsch (Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML), Sally Köhler (HFT Stuttgart), Kai Kraus (FORMENformen Ludwigsburg), Carolin Lahode (HFT Stuttgart), Sarah Lang (HFT Stuttgart), Christoph Lindt (HFT Stuttgart), Rebecca Litauer (Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO), Verena Loidl (HFT Stuttgart), Lars Mauch (Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO), Denise Meyer (Reutlingen University of Applied Sciences), Axel Norkauer (HFT Stuttgart), Tobias Popović (HFT Stuttgart), Sven-Volker Rehm (University of Strasbourg - EM Strasbourg Business School), Thunyathep Santhanavanic (HFT Stuttgart), Markus Schmidt (HFT Stuttgart), Jörn Schönberger (TU Dresden), Alisa Schumpp (HFT Stuttgart), Jan Silberer (HFT Stuttgart), Sebastian Stütz (Dortmund University of Applied Sciences, Fraunhofer IML: Logistics Planning, Research & Development), Sarah Ann Sutter (HFT Stuttgart), Leonie Sophie Wahl HFT Stuttgart (HFT Stuttgart).

Collage mit Buchtitel

HFT series with Springer Verlag

The book is published as the second volume in a series by the HFT Stuttgart with Springer Verlag. The transfer series emerged from the M4_LAB project of the Innovative University at the HFT Stuttgart. The publication was supported by Fenna Weber and Christine Kraus.

The editors:

Prof. Dr. Patrick Planing
Prof. Dr. Patrick Müller
Prof. Dr. Payam Dehdari
Prof. Dr. Thomas Bäumer

HFT Stuttgart

The book is available immediately from Springer at www.springer.com/9783662608050 and in the library of the HFT Stuttgart.


Publish date: 15. June 2020 By Prof. Dr. Thomas Bäumer (), Prof. Dr. Payam Dehdari (), Prof. Dr. Patrick Müller (), Prof. Dr. Patrick Planing ()