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-centred approach. We explore the following three complementary topics: future mobility and urban life, mobility as a service, and future infrastructures.

Cities are growing in terms of the number of inhabitants and geographical size, posing major challenges regarding livability, ecology and accessibility. Hereby urban mobility plays a major part in having a huge impact on many aspects of everyday life. Current and future technological developments in the areas of mobility technologies and digitalisation 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-centred approach of this Chair addresses some of today’s challenges related to urban mobility by applying user-centred 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 Series: Programme for 2021

In November 2020, we started the joint seminar series of the Anthropolis Chair and the Future Cities Lab. In the first session, Chair Holder Jakob Puchinger introduced the bi-weekly format and gave a short presentation of current projects and initiatives of the Chair. The second seminar on 7 December 2020 focused on the relationship between urbanisation and mobility (recording). Led by urbanist and PhD […]

Anthropolis Colloquium 2021 – Final Report

On March 25th and 26th 2021, the Anthropolis Chair hosted the yearly colloquium entitled ‘Envisioning Sustainable Futures for Urban Mobility’. With over 100 registrants, up to 50 participants and over 300 views on the live-streamed videos, the event has been a great success for the team of the Chair and will hopefully lead to many […]

Human-robomobile relations across territories | Workshop 19 May 2021, 2-4 PM CEST

On Thursday 19 May, members of the Anthropolis Chair will organise a workshop on human-robomobile relations across territories as part of the Third Annual Grand Rendezvous of the Robomobile Life Future Workshop, an initiative by the French Ministry of the Ecological Transition. Signing up for the event is free and the registration for specific workshops […]

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