London Launch of Towards New Urban Mobility Report

An event hosted by LSE Cities and Transport for London

An event hosted by InnoZ, LSE Cities and Transport for London


‘Towards New Urban Mobility: The case of London and Berlin’ provides insight into how urban transport policy can better leverage new and emerging mobility choices in cities. Drawing on the LSE Cities/InnoZ household survey of 1,000 residents each in Berlin and London, this report investigates how people’s attitudes towards transport modes, technology and travel frames their willingness to adopt new and more sustainable forms of transport.

This new report was prepared by LSE Cities at the London School of Economics and Political Science and the Innovation Centre for Mobility and Societal Change (InnoZ), and supported by the German Federal Ministry for Transport, Building and Urban Development and Deutsche Bank’s Alfred Herrhausen Society.

This event was jointly organised by LSE Cities and Transport for London.


    Christian Hoffmann

    Christian Hoffman is Director of User Research at the Innovation Center for Mobility and Societal Change (InnoZ).

    Lilli Matson

    Lilli Matson is Head of Strategy and Outcome Planning, Surface Strategy and Planning, Transport for London.

    Ben Plowden

    Ben Plowden is Director of Strategy and Network Development for Surface Transport at Transport for London. He has been at Transport for London since 2002, in which time he has held a number of senior roles including Managing Director of Communications and Director of the Smarter Travel programme.   Ben’s current role includes accountability for planning and delivery of London’s highways capital programme, delivery of the Mayor’s Ultra Low Emission Zone and wider business strategy.   Prior to working at TfL, Ben spend ten years in the non-profit sector, including being the founder CEO of the walking advocacy group Living Streets.  

    Philipp Rode

    Philipp Rode is Executive Director of LSE Cities and Associate Professorial Research Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science. As researcher, consultant and advisor he has been directing interdisciplinary projects comprising urban governance, transport, city planning and urban design at the LSE since 2003. The focus of his current work is on institutional structures and governance capacities of cities, and on sustainable urban development, transport and mobility. Rode is co-directing the cities workstream of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate and has co-led the United Nations Habitat III Policy Unit on Urban Governance. He is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP).

    Tony Travers

    Tony Travers is Director of the IPA and also of LSE London.  He is a professor in the Department of Government. His key research interests include local and regional government and public service reform. He has been an advisor to the Communities & Local Government Select Committee and also to other Parliamentary committees. He has published a number of books on cities and government, including Failure in British GovernmentThe Politics of the Poll Tax (with David Butler and Andrew Adonis); Paying for Health, Education and Housing: How does the Centre Pull the Purse Strings (with Howard Glennerster and John Hills); The Politics of London: Governing the Ungovernable City and, most recently, London’s Boroughs at 50. He has chaired a number of official commissions, including the Independent Commission on Local Government Finance in Wales and the London Finance Commission.