Symposium for the Integration of Land-Use and Transport Models

From November 2nd to 4th, 2016, a symposium on the integration of land use and transport models took place at the TUM Study and Science Center in Raitenhaslach, Germany.

A movie with some impressions from the symposium is available here.


A few selected top-level experts were invited to this workshop to advance theory and implementation of integrating land use and transport models. The goal was to explore questions such as:

  • Can microscopic integration at the agent-level improve the integration of land use and transport models?
  • Is there information beyond travel times and zonal location of population and employment that should be exchanged between the land use and transport models?
  • How can we deal with different time scales of ad-hoc transportation choices and long-term housing choices?
  • What is the right balance between model detail and reasonable runtimes?
  • Do we need additional tools, such as environmental impact models, health impact models, of fiscal impact models, to complement the land use/transport feedback cycle?

The workshop took place November 2nd to November 4th, 2016.


A special workshop needs a unique venue. The Technical University of Munich recently renovated a 12th-centuary Cistercian Monastery in Raitenhaslach, located between Munich and Salzburg. Now called the TUM Science & Study Center Raitenhaslach, this venue was an inspiring site to work on integrated land use/transport modeling.

See more pictures of this venue.

Program at a Glance

Tuesday, November 1st

Optional brewery tour and dinner at Hacker-Pschorr Bräuhaus in Munich

Stay at Hotel Metropol in Munich

Wednesday, November 2nd

9:00 AM: Bus transfer from Hotel Metropol to the TUM Science & Study Center Raitenhaslach

11:00 AM: Opening of the Symposium

Afternoon Symposium

Dinner in Burghausen

Stay at Hotel Glöcklhofer in Burghausen

Thursday, November 3rd
Morning Symposium
Afternoon Symposium

Dinner in Burghausen

Private guided tour of the Castle Burghausen

Stay at Hotel Glöcklhofer in Burghausen

Friday, November 4th
Morning Symposium

Bus transfer to Munich

Departure in Raitenhaslach: 2:00 PM

Arrival at Munich Airport (MUC): Planned by 3:30 PM; as there will be some traffic on this Friday afternoon, we recommend to plan on check-in not before 4:30 pm.

Arrival at Munich Train Station and Downtown hotel: Planned by 4:15 PM; with traffic on a Friday afternoon, it might be as late as 5:30 PM.

Evening Optional stay at Hotel Metropol in Munich.


A detailed agenda can be found here.


We were thrilled that outstanding researchers in the field of integrated land use/transport modeling agreed to participate in this special workshop. A list of participants can be found here.


With any questions regarding the symposium or travel arrangements, please contact Rolf Moeckel.