Urban MoVe - Private law contracts (eg mobility contracts, funds, urban development contracts) as an innovative city and mobility planning planning and control instruments

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Habitation as a major field of action with regard to climate protection measures is getting more and more crucial, whereby mobility around domestic areas receives less attention, contrary to the facts of a remarkable CO2- and energy-saving-potential. Moreover, several ambitious, transport political aims are not utilized. In order to achieve a climate- and energyefficient design of domestic areas, it is necessary to consider issues as well as innovative solutions which are pertinent to mobility in the stage of development due to the fact that about 80% of all mobility-needs start and quit at home. Furthermore, people decide about their means of carriage. Past experience which are not evaluated yet raise assumptions, namely that private-law provisions such as mobility contracts, -funds or urban development contracts concluded between communes and project partners f.e. investors, builders or proprietors constitute an effective tool to control the origination of mobility in domestic areas. Currently the development, application and evaluation of these methods break new ground. The research project Urban MoVe attempts to solve the given problem based on analysing and evaluating existing practical examples out of Graz and Vienna. Thereby it should be verified how efficient tools f.e. mobility contracts or -funds are referring to an interlocked and future-orientated city- and mobility planning. Furthermore, it should be examined how these methods could be further improved in the light of new mobility innovations e.g. sharing- or electric mobility, automated driving, etc. As part of the project the effects and successes of already implemented mobility contracts are analysed and form the basis in terms of legal as well as procedural redevelopment and advancement of the contractual tools. International best practice examples will perfect the research project and ensure the portability of the outcomes. The holistic research approach as well as diverse communication- and networking concepts f.e. congresses, workshops, expert interviews, surveys, etc. enable on the one hand, conversations between all relevant planners e.g. communes, investors/developers/builders, mobility contractors etc. for the first time, on the other hand, they reveal varying sometimes controversy perceptions and interests. The aims of the project are to introduce a mutual change in perspectives, a purposeful knowledge transfer and the setup of lacking comprehension and know-how to entrench contractually controlled tools in the medium or long run. Additionally to a precise, scientific result report, a practically and application orientated guideline will emerge and support communes, builders, mobility contractors as well as planners developing, implementing and evaluating the contractually controlled tools.
Effective start/end date1/10/1830/09/20


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