Lectures and Public Appearances


Bayern Innovativ Cooperation Forum Eco System highly automated driving, June 2018, Lindau, Lecture: Lost in Translation? On smart city interfaces and architectures.

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Lecture at the Cooperation Forum in Lindau on June 13, 2018

Bayern Innovativ invites over 100 participants discuss topics and visions around the theme of highly automated driving.

Julius Streifeneder, Head of Architecture and Planning at Urban Standards, challenges the audience to find a new language and systematic approach to embed the eco system of highly automated driving into the ecosystem of the city and to think beyond technology as the core feature of a smart city. 



ULI Spring Meeting, May 2018, Detroit, Panel: Exploring Smart Cities Opportunities. Universities + Mobility.
Research and Ideas.

U3 Advisors teamed up with Christian Gärtner, CEO of Urban Standards in Detroit to host a panel on the possibilities and impacts of new technologies and services on transportation issues for universities. 



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Symposium ‚Abgefahren‘, March 2018, Munich, Lecture: Towards an integrated urban mobility system

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© Urban Standards

 Lecture at the symposium ABGEFAHREN on March 8, 2018 as part of the Munich Creative Business Week

 „As part of the Munich Creative Business Week’s outstanding program, Schnitzer& GmbH invited interested guests to a full day symposium on mobility. Sophie Stigliano from Urban Standards delivered a lot of food for thought on mobility concepts of the future.




dena-Kongress, Pilot Projects for future mobility concepts, November 2017, Berlin,
Keynote: From Vicious Circle to Virtuous Cycle

Keynote at dena-Congress on November 21, 2017 in Berlin

At this year’s annual meeting, dena is investigating topics that are key to achieve the goals of the climate protection plan. One main challenge is the re-structuring of the complex markets and fields of business in the varios sectors involved: industry, mobility, buildings, and energy.

Christian Gärtner, CEO of Urban Standards, explains why a transition in the energy sector can only be successful with a transition in the mobility sector and how we can transform negative trends into positive results. 


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© dena


Bayern Innovativ, mobiltät querdenken, November 2017, Nuremberg, Lecture: ‚city friendly‘ and ‚future proof’. On networks, visions and the sustainable promise of urban mobility of the future.

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Lecture at the symposium mobilität querdenken on November 14, 2017 in Nuremberg. 

The symposium mobilität querdenken looks at mobility from different angles and across sectors in order to incentivize a new way of thinking about a new mobility eco-system.

Sophie Stigliano from Urban Standards invites the attendees on a journey towards a new and wholesome connected mobility experience that is moving away from restrictions towards a dialog and demand driven embedding of technologies, services and urban space. 



URBAN FUTURE Global Conference, March 2016, Graz, Austria, Moderation Panel ‚Mobility Stream‘

Moderator for panel ‚ Mobility Stream‘ at the URBAN FUTURE Global Conference for sustainable urban development 

Approx. 1.500 participants exchange thoughts on the latest developments in urban mobility, climate protection, City Leadership, and communication. City Changersfrom 4 continents are among the presenters.

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