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Dipl.-Ing. Michael Abraham

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Michael Abraham studied City and Regional Planning at the Technical University in Berlin. Supported by a DAAD scholarship, he also spent one year studying architecture, geography and management at Montana State University, USA. Since 2007 he is working as a research fellow at Technische Universität Berlin. Ever since he worked in several European and international projects aiming at promoting sustainable urban mobility. Within this research field he is currently focusing on the process and impact evaluation of transportation measures. His general research interest is oriented towards the testing and assessment of sustainable urban transportation projects and complex strategies as well as towards the identification of transferability criteria of success factors and the corresponding knowledge exchange on an international level. Additionally, he dedicates his activities to general and specific questions related to the conception, implementation, analysis and evaluation of Smart City concepts.

  

Academic Career
Duration
Activity
since 2013
Researcher at the Center for Technology and Society
since 10/2010
Freelancing services for the Berlin Senate Departement for Urban Development and the Environment.
09/2007–12/2007
Projects: Metropolis‘,BEEN‘
01/2009–03/2011
Freelancing work Project leader ‘ADFC-Frühlings-Check‘, ‘ADFC-Herbst-Check‘ (Spring and Autumn bicycle checks)
02/2007–04/2013
Research Assistant at the Chair of Integrated Transportation Planning, Technical University of Berlin Projects: ‘Metropolis‘,‘SpiCycles‘,‘CIVITAS PLUS MIMOSA‘
07/2002–02/2007
Student Assistant / Employee at ‘Stadtentwicklungsgesellschaft Eldenaer Straße (s/es)‘
04/2005
Diploma Thesis: ‘Business Improvement Districts in the context of Good Governance‘
2000–2001
Scholarship of Technical University Berlin in connection with DAAD: Studies of Architecture, Geography (GIS) and Management, at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana, USA
1995–2005
Studies of City and Regional Planning at Technical University Berlin
Research Projects
Duration
Topic
2017-2020
Cities.Multi Modal (CMM)
2015-2018
DORA - Door to Door Information for Air Passengers, Europäische Kommission (Horizon 2020), 06.2015 bis 12.2018
2014-2016
Pilotprojekt Nachhaltiger Verkehr in China am Beispiel der Stadt Qian‘an; Bundesministerium Für Wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ)  / Servicestelle Kommunen in der Einen Welt, Nachhaltige Kommunalentwicklung durch Partnerschaftsprojekte (Nakopa); Oktober 2014 – März 2016;
since 2013
Arbeitskreis Smart City

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Publications
Year
Topic
2017
Arbeitsgruppe Smart City (Abraham, M. et al.) (2017): Smart City: Zur Bedeutung des aktuellen Diskurses für die Arbeit am ZTG. Discussion Paper Nr. 37/17, Zentrum Technik und Gesellschaft, Technische Universität Berlin.
2015
Katrin Dziekan, Veronique Riedel, Nicola Moczek, Stephan Daubitz, Stephanie Keßler, Stefanie Kettner, Michael Abraham, (2015): Evaluation zählt: Ein Anwendungshandbuch für die kommunale Verkehrsplanung: Verlag Umweltbundesamt
2013
Report: Metropolis Peer-Review-Training, Johannesburg July 2013, Dipl. –Ing. Michael Abraham, Prof. Paul James (RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia), Bus Rapid Transit System Johannesburg ‚Rea Vaya‘, 2013 (www.metropolis.org)
2013
Manuel: Evaluation matters - A practitioners‘ guide to sound evaluation for urban mobility measures, K. Dziekan, V. Riedel, S. Müller, M. Abraham, S. Kettner,S. Daubitz, Berlin 2013.
2012
Report: Transferability Workshop Bologna, 23rd May 2012, Michael Abraham, Stefanie Kettner, Justin Hogenberg, Berlin, Juni 2012.
2011
Report: Peer-Review-Training Berlin, Michael Abraham, Berlin, 2011
2009
Evaluation plan: Local Evaluation Plan CIVITAS PLUS – MIMOSA. Project Evaluation Plan, Hans-Joachim Becker, Katrin Dziekan, Michael Abraham, Veronique Kraffel, Mario Gualdi (Chapter 3.6), u.a. 12 November 2009.
2009
Commissions report: METROPOLIS 2008 - Commission 4 “Urban Mobility Management” 2002 – 2008 - Final Report, Hans-Joachim Becker, Diana Runge, Michael Abraham, Sydney, Berlin, Oktober 2008; Juni 2009.
2009
Congress documentation: Metropolis Commission 4 “Urban Mobility Management” - Documentation of meetings and activities during the 9th World Congress of Metropolis in Sydney, Australia, 20-25 October 2008, Hans-Joachim Becker, Diana Runge, Michael Abraham, Berlin 2009.
2009
Leaflet: Radeln Sie sicher und sichtbar in der dunkleren Jahreszeit!, Michael Abraham, Arvid Krenz. Herausgeber: Allgemeiner Deutscher Fahrrad-Club (ADFC) Berlin e.V., Berlin 2009.
2009
Leaflet: Radeln Sie sicher und sichtbar durch den Frühling und Sommer. Michael Abraham, Arvid Krenz. Herausgeber: Allgemeiner Deutscher Fahrrad-Club (ADFC) Berlin e.V., Berlin 2009.
2008
Article: Sonderplan für Pankow - Radverkehrsplanung in Pankow, Michael Abraham. RadZeit 3/2008. Herausgeber: Allgemeiner Deutscher Fahrrad-Club (ADFC) Berlin e.V., Berlin, Februar 2009.
2008
IVP Publication: Commercial Transport in European Cities. How do European cities meet the challenges of commercial transport? - Experiences and case studies from the CIVITAS Programme of the European Commission, Hans-Joachim Becker, Diana Runge, Urte Schwedler, Michael Abraham, IVP Schriften Nr.21, Berlin, Juli 2008.
2005
Diplomarbeit:Business Improvement Districts im Kontext von Good Governance, Michael Abraham. DSSW Deutsches Seminar für Städtebau und Wirtschaft, Berlin 2005. Download-Material: www.dssw.de/fileadmin/repository_redakteure/downloads/DSSW-Materialien/2006/2006-bids-good-governance.pdf DSSW Deutsches Seminar für Städtebau und Wirtschaft, Berlin
International Experience
Work for the World Association of Major Metropolises ‘Metropolis‘, EU Project ‘CIVITAS PLUS MIMOSA‘ for cleaner and better transport in cities, as well as for the EU-Projects ‘SpiCycles‘ and ‘BEEN‘
Visits of conferences, workshops and field trips in: Bologna, Brussels, Funchal, Gdansk, Guangzhou, Johannesburg, Porto Alegre, Region Île-de-France, Rome, Sao Paulo, Sydney, Tallinn, Utrecht, Vilnius
2000 - 2001 USA: Studies of Architecture, Geography (GIS) and Management, at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana, USA (Scholarship of Technical University Berlin in connection with DAAD)

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