Innovations for Metropolitan Areas

Intelligent Solutions for Mobility, Logistics and Infrastructure designed for Citizens

  • Patrick Planing
  • Patrick Müller
  • Payam Dehdari
  • Thomas Bäumer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXVI
  2. Patrick Planing, Patrick Müller, Payam Dehdari, Thomas Bäumer
    Pages 1-7
  3. Developing Sustainable Mobility & Logistics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Dario Aleo Horcas, Payam Dehdari, Thomas Bäumer, Helmut Wlcek
      Pages 11-24
    3. Lars Mauch, Rebecca Litauer, Steffen Bengel, Bernd Bienzeisler
      Pages 25-37
    4. Christoph Lindt, Maren-Linn Janka, Payam Dehdari
      Pages 55-64
    5. Sally Köhler, Axel Norkauer, Markus Schmidt, Verena Loidl
      Pages 65-76
  4. Promoting Sustainable Behavior

  5. Planning and Managing Sustainable Infrastructure

  6. Developing Digital Solutions for the Intelligent City

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 257-257
    2. Rebecca Heckmann, Lutz Gaspers, Jörn Schönberger
      Pages 259-272
    3. Jan Silberer, Thunyathep Santhanavanich, Patrick Müller, Thomas Bäumer
      Pages 273-284

About this book


This book presents human-centered concepts and solutions for mobility, logistics and infrastructure that will make our growing metropolitan areas more livable and sustainable.
The still accelerating megatrend of urbanization is leading to constantly growing metropolitan areas. This creates a whole series of challenges for municipalities, as well as citizens, such as overcrowded traffic routes, limited building space and an increasingly difficult supply situation. With this book we want to answer the following question: How can people live in densely populated areas and meet their needs in terms of mobility, freedom, self-determination, security, prosperity, communication or in other words: how can metropolitan regions be made humane? 
The answer to this question requires innovative ideas and approaches in various areas:
  • Sustainable designs of infrastructure
  • Economically and ecologically efficient logistics and mobility approaches
  • Intelligent applications for navigation and communication

All these ideas must be measured against the needs of citizens and should thus be developed following a human-centered design approach. This ensures that innovative solutions will be widely accepted by the public. In addition, they also have the potential to turn citizens into active co-designers of future metropolitan areas.

The Editors
Prof. Dr. Patrick Planing, Prof. Dr. Patrick Müller, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Payam Dehdari & Prof. Dr. Thomas Bäumer.
All editors are faculty members of HFT Stuttgart University of Applied Science.  


innovative Metropolitan Areas Mobility in Metropolitan Areas Metropolitan Regions Smart Cities and Infrastructure Intelligent Cities Innovation in Mobility Smart Logistics Sustainable Logistics Green Logistics CO2 Management Smart City and Mobility Technology Acceptance in smart cities

Editors and affiliations

  • Patrick Planing
    • 1
  • Patrick Müller
    • 2
  • Payam Dehdari
    • 3
  • Thomas Bäumer
    • 4
  1. 1.Fakultät Bauingenieurwesen, Bauphysik und WirtschaftHFT StuttgartStuttgartGermany
  2. 2.Fakultät Bauingenieurwesen, Bauphysik, WirtschaftHFT StuttgartStuttgartGermany
  3. 3.Fakultät Bauingenieurwesen, Bauphysik und WirtschaftHFT StuttgartStuttgartGermany
  4. 4.Bauingenieurwesen, Bauphysik, WirtschaftHFT StuttgartStuttgartGermany

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