Since my studies of Geography (B.Sc.) at the Philipps-University of Marburg and my studies of Spatial Planning (M.Sc.) at the TU Dortmund University, my interests are focused on spatial and mobility research. Currently, I work as a research assistant at the Faculty of Spatial Planning at TU Dortmund University and am part of the interdisciplinary research group MoveMe. As a PhD student in our research team, I am working on the utilization and possible spatial effects of selected key innovations of digitalized mobility.
In particular, my research focuses on the contribution of shared mobility services to improving accessibility outside of major cities and to what extent they can have a lasting impact on the mobility behavior of the population living there.
How and by whom are shared mobility services currently used (especially in conjunction to public transport)?
Which spatial factors influence the use of shared mobility services?
In which areas outside of major cities is there theoretical potential for the use of Shared Mobility Services and how do these services need to adapt to benefit the transport system in less populated areas?
GIS-based analysis of booking data of selected shared mobility services
Spatial regression analyses
Standardized surveys and expert interviews
The digitization of transport offers new opportunities to create a multi-optional mobility system in which motorized private transport (MIV) could become one option among many and shared mobility solutions an integral part of a multimodal transport system. Although most providers of these services have so far operated only within major German cities, these services are also seen as having potential for increasing the mobility of citizens in rural areas, especially by enabling them to bridge distances to and from public transport, thus giving citizens a further incentive to switch from private cars to public transport. But precisely where shared mobility services could strengthen or complement public transport, there is a lack of supply. In order to understand under which conditions these services also function in less densely populated areas, potential user groups and, in particular, spatial influencing factors must be identified. The research project is intended to provide information on how and by whom shared mobility services are currently used, what role the services can also play outside of large cities, and what requirements, obstacles, but also opportunities are associated with them.
TU Dortmund University Spatial transformation in the Digital Age Faculty of Spatial Planning