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 forward to the next interesting discussions!

The second seminar will take place on Monday, 7 December 2020, 10-11 AM CET, and focus on the relationship between urbanisation and mobility. Led by urbanist and PhD candidate Tjark Gall, the session will explore how urbanisation and urban mobility influence and shape each other. The discussion will be initiated by a short input presentation on some key concepts, events and trends of the past, the present, and the future. The following interactive discussion shall centre around our own ideas, imaginations, dreams as well as worries and fears of individual urban futures. With a group of multidisciplinary and international participants, we hope to explore further how our urban mobility futures may look like and which tendencies, trends, and transitions are shaping them. Make sure to join with a head full of imagination and a mind open to explore & wander!


The Anthropolis Chair, operated by IRT SystemX and CentraleSupélec, brings together the partners EDF, Engie, Groupe Renault, Communauté d’Agglomération Paris-Saclay, and Nokia Bell-Labs to work towards human-centred mobility. The Future Cities Lab is a joint initiative of Centrale Pékin, Beihang University Beijing, and Laboratoire Génie Industriel (LGI), CentraleSupélec, Université Paris-Saclay.

We are looking forward to welcoming you online on Zoom. To stay up to date about future seminars and receive the details to connect, please join the Anthropolis mailing list here.