TTI - DLR Panel discussion on resilient city transport & mobility


Building resilient city transport & mobility – Learning from extreme cases.

TTI-DLR Panel discussion – 27th of May, 16:30-18:00 (CEDT) \\ 09:30am – 11:00am (CDT)


What can we learn from crises such as the pandemic or extreme weather events in order to strengthen mobility and transport resilience in cities?

More and more people live in cities, worldwide. Their everyday lives depend to a great deal on well-functioning urban systems, and therefore also on well-functioning transport and mobility systems and infrastructures. As we could all witness over the last years, these complex urban systems are particularly vulnerable to crises – be it extreme weather events or health crises. What can we learn from such ‘extreme cases’? How can we make cities’ mobility and transport systems more resilient for the future?




With this panel discussion we want to look at and discuss two different ‘extreme cases’ with you, one in the US and one in Germany, namely Texas after Hurricane Harvey and Berlin during the COVID-19 pandemic. Transport and mobility researchers from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute and the DLR Institute of Transport Research will share their research insights from these two crisis examples and will suggest measures that could strengthen resilient city transport and mobility based on their findings. We will also get to know city planners’ perspectives on these two crisis situations. City planners as practitioners and administrative staff from Texas and Berlin will share their take on what is needed in order to integrate and use the findings from transport and mobility research to effectively strengthen resilience in city transport and mobility.


We’re happy to invite you to this transatlantic digital event and would be delighted to discuss this important topic with you!


Our speakers


Jolanda Prozzi – TTI Senior Research Scientist, Division Head Environment and Planning (TTI Profile)


Dr. Julia Schuppan – DLR Research associate, Institute of Transport Research, Mobility and Urban Development (DLR Profile)


Dr. Kerstin Stark – DLR Research associate, Institute of Transport Research, Mobility and Urban Development (DLR Profile)


Practice partners:


Kirk Fauver, Planning and Research Engineer at Federal Highway Administration (Linkedin – Profile)


Dr. Pramod Sambidi, Socioeconomic Modeling and GIS Manager at the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) (LinkedIn Profile)


Peter Broytman, Coordinating Office Cycling, State of Berlin -  Senatsverwaltung für Umwelt, Verkehr und Klimaschutz (Linkedin Profile)


No registration is needed. Here you will be able to attend the event on the 27th of May, 16:30-18:00 (CEDT) \\ 09:30am – 11:00am (CDT).