Prof. Dr. Oscar Reutter

Co-Head of Research Unit Mobility and Transport Policy

Energy, Transport and Climate Policy
Oscar Reutter
+49 202 2492-267
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Education and Academic Training

  • Appointment as honorary professor (faculty D: Architecture, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, safety engineering), Bergische Universität Wuppertal, 2009
  • Promotion as a Doctor-Engineer at the Faculty of Spatial Planning, University of Dortmund, 1995
  • Studied Spatial Planning (Graduate Engineer) at the University of Dortmund, 1979 - 1986

Professional Experience

  • Honorary professor for "Environment and Transport" at the School of Architecture and Civil Engineering of the Bergische Universität Wuppertal, since 2009
  • Scientific coordinator (staff unit of the management of the Wuppertal Institute), since 2003
  • Visiting professor for Cooperative Planning and Pproject Management at the Transport Department of the University of Applied Sciences Erfurt, 2000 - 2002
  • Project Manager at the Transport Division of the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment, Energy, 1996 - 2003: Research and consulting projects for ministries, local authorities, companies und non-governmental organisations
  • Assistant professor at the Faculty of Spatial Planning at the University of Dortmund, 1989 - 1996
  • Co-Owner of the consultig firm "plan-local" in Dortmund, 1987 - 1990
  • Scientist at the Research Institute for Urban Renewal at the Department of Architecture of the Berlin University of the Arts, 1986 - 1987

Research Focus

  • Mobility and Transport
  • Urban & regional development and environmental quality
  • Pilot projects and experiments for sustainable mobility and transport
  • Sustainable urban development
  • Co-operative planning
  • PhD Programme

Teaching / Memberships

  • Member of the German Association for Spatial Planning (Informationskreis für Raumplanung e.V. IfR)
  • Board Member of the German Association for Urban and Regional Planning (Vereinigung für Stadt-, Regional- und Landesplanung - SRL)
  • Member of the German Road and Transportation Research Association (FGSV)
  • Member of Friends of the Earth Germany (Bund Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland - BUND)
  • Member of the German Association for Sustainable Mobility (Verkehrsclub Deutschland - VCD)
  • Visiting lecturer for Sustainable Urban Development at University of Wuppertal, since 2005