Making knowledge audible

"Stadtlabor": Research podcast of the HFT Stuttgart

Research in a quiet room? That was yesterday! Universities are required by politics to communicate knowledge and inform society about their results. This transfer task is called "third mission". And so the Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences (HFT Stuttgart) is also taking new paths to draw attention to its achievements and results in the field of research: "Stadtlabor" is the name of the podcast created especially for this purpose.

"Stadtlabor", Episode 4: Revitalizing Neighborhoods - How does it work? Experiment in Böckinger Straße in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen-Rot.

This episode is about the question of how people can be brought together in a neighbourhood and which factors play a role in this. Three HFT researchers, Sarah Sutter and Carolin Lahode, both urban planners, and Sarah Lang, business psychologist, are interviewed on this topic. In order to find answers to this important question, they conducted an experiment in Böckinger Strasse in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen-Rot. Markus Vordermeier from the Evangelische Gesellschaft Stuttgart, with whom the researchers collaborated on this project, is also involved.

Solutions for a climate-neutral region with future-proof mobility concepts and sustainable industrial production.

The HFT Stuttgart is one of the third most funded universities in Baden-Württemberg. Its internationally recognised research is innovative and interdisciplinary, but above all application-oriented. Research is carried out in the two main areas of "Energy-efficient buildings and sustainable urban development" and "Technologies for spatial data and simulations". The researchers at HFT Stuttgart are looking for and finding solutions for a climate-neutral region with sustainable mobility concepts and sustainable industrial production. "Stadtlabor" takes up these topics and brings them closer to interested listeners in an entertaining, entertaining and informative way.


HFT podcast "Stadtlabor": professional expertise and personal motivation

The 30-minute "Stadtlabor" episodes deal with exciting research topics that are of interest to society. Here, researchers talk about their research areas, the current state of research and, of course, what social impact their research results will have. In the "Stadtlabor" podcast, listeners learn a lot about the technical expertise, personal motivation and the human side of the researchers.

Stadtlabor" is moderated by Philipp Kleiber and Susanne Rytina, both of whom strengthen transfer at the university as part of the "Innovative Hochschule" project, i.e. making knowledge visible to the outside world. "Stadtlabor" is available wherever podcasts are available, for example on Spotify, Apple Podcast, Deezer and Audible.


These exciting topics have already been covered:

Episode 1: Switching instead of charging: Do we need to rethink e-mobility?

Mobility researcher Rebecca Heckmann talks about the future of e-mobility and the City Hub that is being built at the university. At this City Hub, e-vehicles, for example e-bikes, e-scooters and e-cars, will be able to easily exchange their empty battery instead of charging it. The City Hub is being built together with Stella-Sharing, the mobility service of Stadtwerke Stuttgart.

Episode 2: Climate protection and urban planning: How do you bring it together?

Dr.-Ing. Christina Simon-Philipp, Professor of Urban Planning, talks about how cities can be planned to be more climate-friendly and sustainable. The focus will be on climate protection measures in Stuttgart and other cities to protect them from the consequences of climate change, such as hot spells in summer and heavy precipitation in winter. Conflicting goals will also be highlighted: Creating affordable housing in the city on the one hand, and investing in innovative and energy-efficient buildings and urban quarters on the other.

Episode 3: Hyperloop and air taxi: Who needs that?!

Dr. Patrick Planing, professor of business psychology, talks about his acceptance research, that is, whether people are ready for new technologies and under what circumstances they would use them. Among other things, he talks about hyperloops, air taxis and the colonization of Mars.

Planned topics:

Episode 5: Forgetting in the city: should we plan our cities specifically for people with dementia? (March 2021)

Urban planner and interior designer Dr Valerie Rehle explains to us how urban planning and architecture can help dementia sufferers cope with their condition. Among other things, she talks about the structure of her study, which was carried out in cooperation with the Wüstenrot Foundation, but also about her personal motivations.


Episode 6: Change (working title, April 2021)

Dr. Uta Bronner, Professor of Business Psychology, talks about changes in companies or organizations and under what circumstances they can be successfully accomplished or fail. What can companies do to bring their employees along and what can employees do to keep up with the change process?

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Publish date: 09. February 2021 By Michaela Leipersberger-Linder ()