15. - 18. July, Rio de Janeiro
13th World Conference on Transport Research (WCTR)
Discussion paper series on research about Emerging Megacities
A prominent example for global changes that no longer affect individual countries or regions alone, but affect the whole of humanity, is the trend towards urbanisation. This goes along with the spread of “megacities” on all continents, especially in devel-oping and newly industrialising countries.
By means of this research programme the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is furthering the development of innovative solutions and concepts in emerging megacities. Read more
With its funding programme “Research for the Sustainable Development of Megacities of Tomorrow” the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is focussing on “energy- and climate-efficient structures in urban growth centres”. The programme is a globally focussed component of the Federal Government’s High-Tech-Strategy in the action field on “Climate and Energy”. Moreover, it is a part of the framework programme “Research for Sustainable Development” of the BMBF. Read more
The funding programme covers currently nine projects in Asia, Africa and Latin America. The research is conducted by inter- and transdisciplinary teams in reference to model cities and model regions. Thereby German consortia cooperate with corresponding teams in the partner countries.
Since the beginning of the main phase (2008) the program focuses on energy- and climate efficiency in urban growth centres. Read more