Project details

Future Work City - "Electromobility becomes real"

Project target

Systematic participation of citizens, business and political circles on projects and ideas in InnovationCity Ruhr

Time periodSince 2010
Target groupResidents, user groups, representatives of business, political circles, interest groups, associations
Project idea

The  InnovationCity project resulting from sustainability has far-reaching effects on the residents of Bottrop and for the regional and the supraregional economies. In order to achieve acceptance and willingness to get involved in the most varied project approaches, a broad-based and early participation of all of the interest groups is a mandatory prerequisite.

In 2010 a climate conference was held in Bottrop at which areas relevant to climate protection were highlighted. There it became clear that for success of new forms of mobility the needs of the users are decisive. Therefore citizens and their suggestions should be intensively incorporated already during the planning and conception phases, so that on the basis of the findings made user concepts and recommendations for action more in keeping with demand can be developed.

Seen against this background, InnovationCity Ruhr is taking part in the promotion activity  "Future Work City" of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research in the Year of Science 2012. Within the scope of the project Future Work City "electromobility becomes reality!“ the needs and demands made on electromobility by potential users are being examined. For example, within two whole-day events in dialogue with the citizens, strategies for successful dissemination of electromobility in Bottrop are to be developed with reference to the needs of individuals. Besides that, activity days in Bottrop city centre as well as the first Bottrop electromobility fair  "Drive e! Electromobility up close" are to take place which enable the residents to gather information about the possibilities of electromobility and to also try it out.

With the implementation of the project, InnovationCity Ruhr provides itself with the possibility of creating an important basis for the implementation of future electromobility concepts.

Project partnersCity of Bottrop, residents, interest groups & associations, business, political circles, scientific circles & communication consulting
Project statusCompleted
Contact personNatascha Dietz