Virtual Symposium: The “New Normal,” New Mobility and the Future of the City

(Da das Symposium auf Englisch stattfindet, hier auch die Pressemitteilung auf Englisch:)

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed how we live and work. The world has become more “digital,” telecommuting might become a core element of new mobility, and cities could turn into spaces for walking and cycling. A “new normal” affects our plans for a sustainable future.

The first part of the event (9.30 am – 11.15 am) will focus on challenges of a sustainable and environment conscious mobility transformation – particularly in the automotive industry – and on opportunities of the European Green Deal for mobility against the backdrop of the pandemic. The automotive industry has been disrupted in the middle of a fundamental transformation towards emobility, and now needs to realign with new concepts of globalization, digital production and city planning.

In the second part of the symposium (11.30 am – 1.30 pm), it will be asked what we should expect for the future of our cities. In Japan and Germany, smart cities look different. Experts from academia and business will discuss what the pandemic means for urban opportunities and how concepts such as Society 5.0 and urban planning further evolve.

The symposium will be held in English.

Leitartikel der September-Ausgabe des Newsletters jdzb echo zum Thema und zu „Japan und Deutschland nach Corona“ von Dr. Martin Schulz (Fujitsu Ltd.)