Press Release 123/2015

Discussion on Transport and Energy in the City

The “technik.kontrovers“ Series of Discussions Focuses on Opportunities and Risks Associated with Technical Developments
How can we organize energy and transport in the future? This question will be discussed at ITAS. (Photo: Source: Tokyoform CC BY-NC-ND 2.0;

Interconnected small power plants supply energy, robot cars improve traffic flow: This is what the future of cities may be like. No doubt, energy and transport will be of central importance in the future. For both of them, many visions and scenarios exist. They will be discussed during the event “Stadtzukünfte. Zwischen Smart City und Blackout” (Urban futures. Between smart city and blackout) on Thursday, October 29, 2015, 18 hrs, at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) (in German only). The host will be KIT’s Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS) (the discussion will take place at ITAS, Karlstraße 11). Representatives of the media and the interested public are cordially invited.





More information on the series of discussions “technik.kontroves” can be found at: (in German only)


Tweets relating to the discussion can be found under #itastk.



Being “The Research University in the Helmholtz Association”, KIT creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is the objective to make significant contributions to the global challenges in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. For this, about 10,000 employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, and the humanities and social sciences. KIT prepares its 22,800 students for responsible tasks in society, industry, and science by offering research-based study programs. Innovation efforts at KIT build a bridge between important scientific findings and their application for the benefit of society, economic prosperity, and the preservation of our natural basis of life. KIT is one of the German universities of excellence.

jm-le, 23.10.2015

Margarete Lehné
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Phone: +49 721 608-41105
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