Image: eCargobike from carvelo, TCS Mobility Academy

Digital Twins for Europe’s Future Mobility

4 – 6 September 2024 | ETH Zürich, Hönggerberg, HIL E3 and HIT.

Today’s design reflects the car-oriented consensus, which was formulated between the 1930’s and 1950’s and adopted around the world since then. The climate crisis challenges this orientation and asks for designs which emphasize micro-mobility. The three days between September 4th and 6th bring together experts, students, and the general public to think together about how such a future could look. Talks, discussions, and interactive workshops offer the chance to learn together how to overcome the hurdles facing a climate-friendly environment.

Keynote: Timea Nochta, Assistant Professor, Institute of Local Government Studies, University of Birmingham
Introduction by: Simone Brander, Stadträtin Zürich
Further speakers:
Paul Cureton, Senior Lecturer in Design (People, Products, Places), Lancaster University: Gaming, Digital Twins and the Future City; 
Andres Sevtsuk, Associate Professor of Urban Science and Planning, MIT: The Green Mobility City;
Michael Walczak,
Post-doctoral researcher, ETH Zurich, Klumpner Chair of Architecture and Urban Design: 4D Digital Twins: from AI to Climate Corridors;
Michael Wicki, Post-doctoral researcher, ETH Zurich, Kaufmann Chair of Spatial Development and Urban Policy (SPUR): Pedaling Towards Acceptance: Navigating Cleavages and Policy-Divides in the E-Bike City Transition – Public Opinion Insights from a Large-Scale Survey