Research Group MicroEnergy Systems

MES Conference 2020: Sustainable and Inclusive Global Mobility Initiative (SIGMI)

Event Details:

26th/27th of November + follow-up on the 4th of December

online via Zoom


The Sustainable and Inclusive Global Mobility Initiative (SIGMI) aims to take a global micro-perspective on mobility and raise awareness about bottom-up and human-centric approaches in infrastructure development and transportation.

Through online events, the state of the art in different disciplines of scientific research in the field of sustainable mobility will be presented as well as inspiring research and practice projects. In participatory workshops, new initiatives will be developed by the participants.



Since 2013 the TU Berlin has implemented six research areas. SIGMI is closely linked to two of them: “Infrastructure and Mobility” and “Energy Systems and Sustainable Resource Management”. 

The objective of SIGMI is to demonstrate that modern and sustainable mobility goes beyond the use of sustainable transport technologies such as electric cars, public transport, scooters and bikes. Research and activism in the field of mobility bear significant opportunities for emission reductions, improved living environments, participatory projects and the empowerment of local communities.

Conference Program

Thematic Pillars:

  • Socio-economic-cultural determinants of mobility demand
  • Interdependence of settlement structures and mobility (rural vs urban, types of housing, formalities etc)
  • Infrastructure-service” systems: Short-run and long-run options
  • Options for 100% renewable-based mobility
  • Governance and participation issues in the mobility transformation