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.


Report of joint Seminar Series 2021-2022

In November 2020, we started the joint seminar series of the Anthropolis Chair and the Future Cities Lab. The research seminar aims to exchange knowledge and ideas on the ongoing projects within the Chair and its affiliated and partner organisations and communicate the research progress to external stakeholders. The bi-weekly one-hour sessions consist of short […]

Colloquium 2022 – Transforming mobility towards more sustainable urban futures

For its second edition, the Anthropolis Colloquium showcases our multidisciplinary research outcomes from 2021-2022. Through the eyes of a family and their neighbours, you will discover our vision on how to tackle today and tomorrow’s daily mobility challenges: How much time will we spend in shared autonomous shuttles? Will we be encouraged to walk more with […]

Seminar Series: Programme for 2022

After the successful first edition conducted last year, we are happy to announce the second edition of the joint seminar series of the Anthropolis Chair, operated by IRT SystemX and CentraleSupélec, and the Future Cities Lab (Centrale Pékin, Beihang University Beijing and Laboratoire Génie Industriel, CentraleSupélec, Unviersité Paris-Saclay). The series of research seminars aims at […]

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