openLAB Urban Mobility

An open laboratory to exchange ideas about the future of urban mobility:

  •     Transdisciplinary research with students, scientists, public participation, internal and external partners
  •     Interdisciplinary networking within TUM
  •     Integration into practical and scientific teaching
  •     Cooperation with regional practice partners
  •     International cooperation on a European and worldwide level
  •     A place of encounter, a platform for dialogue
  •     Consultation on regional politics and integration into the international discourse

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Which street experiments exist in Munich, how do they work, who are the actors and what do they achieve? To answer these questions, we would like to offer a platform for the exchange of all those involved in street experiments in Munich.

Mapping Party

The openLAB Urban Mobility organises mapping parties on a regular basis to actively improve the quality of OpenStreetMap (OSM). OSM is the best-known example of an open-source database collected through crowdsourcing. 

MCube Speaker Series

In cooperation with the MCube Cluster and the Transport Center of the Deutsches Museum, monthly lectures are held on the topic of "The Future of Mobility". The range of topics is wide and interdisciplinary. All those interested in the topic are invited, from laypersons to students and specialist audiences.

Module "Active Mobility"

The Active Mobility course is a module consisting of a lecture and a seminar. In both parts of the module the active mobility forms are put in the foreground, their strengths and weaknesses are discussed and the interactions with the built environment and other forms of transport are considered. 

Urban Mobility PhD Colloquium

Within the School of Engineering and Design with its new Chair of Mobility Systems Engineering, we want to look at urban mobility from an interdisciplinary perspective. As part of the Interdisciplinary Research Platform TUM.Mobility, the PhD Colloquium Urban Mobility focuses on one of the eight fields of competence.


Within our openWALKS, we invite you to explore the connections and interactions between transport and urban development together with us. We would like to go on a journey of discovery with you, enter into dialogue with each other and develop ideas for the future of urban mobility. The openWALKS are offered during the summer terms. 

Past activities

Spring Break School

April 2022:
The course "Interpreting Statistical Results for Mobility Research" was the first of its kind within the Spring Break School and ended with great support from participants with backgrounds ranging from physics to social sciences.

Kick-off Event

Oktober 2021:
The openLAB Urban Mobility was launched in October 2021. It is a platform for encounters at the Chair of Settlement Structure and Transport Planning at the Technical University of Munich and an offer for dialogue about the future of urban mobility.

Citizen Lab @ IAA Mobility

September 2021:
From panel discussions to workshops: the Citizens Lab offered many program points at the IAA 2022 on the topic of living space development and the mobility of the future.


For more information, please contact Luca Scotellaro (Manager openLAB Urban Mobility).