Rupprecht Consult team members participated in the event in StuttgartThe 5th World Congress of Cities for Mobility, entitled “Urban Mobility and the Social Space Challenge”, took place from July 3 to 5 in Stuttgart and gathered more than 350 participants from 40 countries world wide. Political decision makers, transport experts, urban planners as well as representatives from the private sector, research and civil society met in Stuttgart to discuss the relation between urban mobility and urban planning as a requirement for liveable social spaces. The huge variety of spaces for discussions, networking, socialising, and branding was very well accepted by the participants. A well balanced offer of workshops, presentations and contact forum enabled many cooperation links, project ideas, and creative approaches. The aim of this year’s congress was to define the concept of social space and to find solutions to the challenges of future mobility strengthening human relationships and focusing on the local scale. In contrast to the private space, public space offers a platform for communication and sojourning, a market place and a stage for urban life. This way public space transforms into social space, in which mobility plays an important but not the decisive role. Team members of Rupprecht Consult took the chance to meet other transport experts from all over Europe.