Group leader & coordinator real-world experiment
Julia Jarass is head of the transdisciplinary research group "Die Verkehrswende als sozial-ökologisches Realexperiment (EXPERI)" and coordinator of the real-world experiments.
Since 2011, she has been a researcher and project lead at the Institute for Transport Research of the Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR). From 2014 until 2018, she worked on mobility as a component of integrative urban development as part of the transdisciplinary group “New Pathways for the Integrative Development of Urban Living” at the Academy for Spatial Research and Regional Planning (ARL).
At the moment, Julia Jarass is investigating active mobility, especially walking. She examines how the perception of urban structures impacts walking and how to design cities in order to increase the number of trips walked or travelled by bicycle. Possibly relevant factors are tested by temporarily re-distributing public spaces in Berlin in favour of active mobility and environmental quality. The newly gained spaces are then redesigned by residents in a participative process.
As a co-initiator of a residents’ petition for the reduction of through traffic in the Berlin neighbourhood Bergmannkiez, she saw how participative urban development can succeed.
Julia Jarass studied Geography in Berlin and Aix-en-Provence and in 2017, she completed her dissertation on “New Living and Mobility” (published by the VS house). She has teaching assignments at Technische Universität Berlin.