Sustainable mobility through sharing in the neighborhood


The reallabs developed in Baden-Württemberg are a joint field of experimentation for society, politics and science. The focus is on developing sustainable solutions for climate protection. The MobiQ - Sustainable Mobility through Sharing in the Neighborhood (MobiQ) reallaboratory is one of the five reallaboratory projects funded. The project is being carried out by Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences, Nürtingen-Geislingen University of Applied Sciences (HfWU, lead) and Öko Institut e.V. in Berlin.

Research questions

Mobility is the prerequisite for the economy and society to function. Today, however, it is subject to a far-reaching transformation process. MobiQ takes this process as an opportunity to address the following questions:

  1. How can neighborly commitment make a positive contribution to climate-friendly and sustainable mobility, and what potential does this offer for the design and use of public space?
  2. How can social networks that want to develop needs-based mobility concepts be identified, established and stabilized locally, and to what extent can social participation be opened up as a result?
  3. To what extent are citizens willing to implement a transformation to shared mobility in their everyday lives and how can this willingness be promoted by municipal and civil society actors?
  4. Is it possible to offer mobility alternatives to one's own car in areas and among target groups in which no such offers exist to date and for whom sharing mobility is not yet an alternative to private car ownership?

Scientific approach and methods

Three neighborhoods are being investigated by the project partners: Reallabor Geislingen, Reallabor Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen-Rot and Reallabor Waldburg. Together with citizens, economically viable concepts will be developed, especially where sharing offers have not been successful so far. Initiatives for inclusive, barrier-free and gender-appropriate mobility are to be promoted. Transfer to current processes in Baden-Württemberg is also planned - as part of the International Building Exhibition IBA '27 and the Strategic Dialogue on the Automotive Industry (SDA).

Targeted results

As a result, the project provides impulses for the civil society design of sustainable mobility and shows which potentials arise for the design and use of public space. MobiQ is intended to send out the signal that sustainable mobility is a realistic utopia.

ManagementProf. Dr. Christina Simon-Philip
PartnerHochschule für Wirtschaft und Umwelt Nürtingen/ Geislingen (HfWU), Öko Institut e.V. Berlin
FundingMinistry of Science, Research and Art Baden-Württemberg (MWK BW),
Programme Reallabore Klima



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