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Urban Mobility and Integrated Transportation Planning – Transfer of Results of Megacities Research

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General Information

The International Symposium „Urban Mobility and Integrated Transportation“ continues the series of academic events that take place at Campus El Gouna of Technische Universität Berlin besides the Master's Degree Programs that started in October 2012[1].

The symposium will take place from 22nd -24th February 2013.

The Symposium is part of the transfer and dissemination activities of the Megacities Research Program of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)[2]

Main objectives of the Symposium are:

  • The interrelation between land use , settlement structure and growth of traffic performance will be discussed,
  • experiences in several projects should show how to solve traffic problems based on this interrelation,
  • integrated transport approaches will be presented as well as project experiences and results  from other research programs for urban development and mobility,
  • first ideas for research projects in Egypt will be discussed.

The event is organised by TU Berlin’s ZTG[3] in cooperation with West Asia North Africa Cooperation Unit (WANACU)[4].


The International Symposium „Urban Mobility and Integrated Transportation“ brings together the following key topics:

Transport performance is increasing and 20 % up to 35% of GHG emission based on transport processes. In residential areas transport is the major GHG emission source with a share of around 50%.

Several societal trends lead to a traffic performance growth. Besides the growth of population and urbanisation car-oriented settlement structure, increasing incomes and new production methods as well as distance intensive trade relations are key drivers for transport demand. Furthermore population growth and car use have a progressive correlation.

The main cause for transport demand growth is the interrelation between transport system and long-term adaption of settlement structure. Capacities and velocity in transportation systems were expanded to try to solve short-term traffic problems. The high average traffic speed makes longer travel distances possible. But this supports a development of mono-structural land-use and a low population density. At the same time transportation means to consume more resources such as materials, energy or land use. In result an expansion of the transportation system, in particular of road networks, improves the traffic performance in a short term but it increases the resource consumption and traffic impacts such as GHG emissions in the long run.

The first day of the Symposium will give presentations of a number of international projects and experiences.

The second day continues in workshops with the thematic fields

  • Settlement structures and traffic
  • Public transport and paratransit
  • Mobility management


  • transportation / urban planners, consultants, politicians, transport industries, and transportation researchers
  • students of Egyptian universities and of the master courses at Campus El Gouna
  • citizens, representatives of organisations, companies and other institutions that are interested in, responsible for or involved in the development of the community of El Gouna and the regional neighbourhood.

The event will be carried out in English language.

You can find the event program and the registration form here.


Now are all presentations available in one zip.-file. Klick here!


For any questions, please refer to


Yaman Hebbo, M.Sc.
Technical University of Berlin, Center for Technology and Society (CTS),
Hardenbergstr. 16-18, D-10623 Berlin, Germany , HBS 1

Tel.: +49 (0)30 314 - 21 818
Sec.: +49 (0)30 314 - 23 665


[1] http://www.campus-elgouna.tu-berlin.de/menue/academics/



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