A generic digital twin framework to foster sustainable mobility in the 15-minute city

  • Project Duration: 11.2023 – 10.2026
  • Project Lead: Martin Loidl (Z_GIS)

  • Role Z_GIS: Academic project partner
  • Staff: Lucas van der Meer

Initial Situation

To implement the 15-minute city (15mC) concept in urban areas, we need to rethink and reorganise our mobility systems. Digitalisation is a key factor in this process, with digital twins being one of the promising technologies to be utilised. We aim to explore this potential by developing a generic digital twin framework that allows us to model interventions in the urban transport system, explore and simulate their impact, and evaluate their contribution towards the realisation of a 15mC. In this, a special focus is put on human-centred approaches.

Project Goals

  • Design and development of a generic digital twin framework for sustainable transport planning in the 15mC.

  • Definition of quantifiable goals relevant to sustainable urban development in the 15mC, measured along human-centric dimensions.

  • Development of policy evaluation methods to assess sustainable transport strategies in the 15mC.

Expected Results

  • New insights into the potential of digital twins for the 15mC.

  • Software stack of a proof-of-concept digital twin solution for the 15mC.

Contribution Z_GIS

  • Development of a human-centric assessment framework for accessibility, walkability, and bikeability in the 15mC.