Anthropolis Chair

The « Anthropolis » chair is constructing a vision of future mobility integrating the major challenges of urban life such as reducing carbon emissions and improving quality of life in cities. Anthropolis develops fundamental methods to design mobility systems and services with a human centered approach. We will explore the following three complementary topics: future mobility and urban life, mobility as a service, and future infrastructures.

Cities are growing in terms of number of inhabitants and geographical size, posing major challenges in terms of livability, ecology and accessibility. Hereby urban mobility plays a major part having a huge impact on many aspects of everyday life. Current and future technological developments in the areas of mobility technologies and digitalization present many opportunities for disruptive change of the current mobility system and with it the whole city. These technological advances meet some political will to change the face of tomorrow’s cities towards more citizen friendly and ecological systems.

The user centered approach of this chair will address some of today’s challenges related to urban mobility by applying user centered design to various parts of the mobility system and developing and experimenting with innovative solutions based on scenarios and expectations of future technological and societal developments.


Seminar: Urbanisation & Mobility

On Monday, 23 November 2020, we started the joint seminar series of the Anthropolis Chair and the Future Cities Lab. Chair Holder Jakob Puchinger introduced the new bi-weekly format and gave a short presentation of current projects and initiatives of the Chair. With over 50 participants, the first edition was a great start, and we want to thank the participants and look […]

Seminar: Smart Cities and Urban Mobility

We are excited to invite you to the first edition of the joint seminar series of the Anthropolis Chair and the Future Cities Lab. On Monday, 23 November 2020, Chair Holder Jakob Puchinger will introduce the new bi-weekly format and give a short presentation of current projects and initiatives of the Chair. The series of research seminars aims at exchanging knowledge […]

New doctoral candidates at the Anthropolis Chair

Over the last year, four doctoral students joined the team of the Anthropolis Chair. End of 2019, Yue SU, started her PhD with the topic of the pickup and delivery problem with electric vehicles at the Laboratoire Génie Industriel (LGI) of CentraleSupélec and IRT SystemX in Paris-Saclay. Yue SU obtained a double-master degree in both […]