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Dr.-Ing. Benjamin Büttner

Postal address

Postal:
Arcisstr. 21
80333 München

Focus Areas

Benjamin Büttner has worked at the Chair of Urban Structure and Transport Planning since July 2010. He received his PhD in engineering after having completed a German Diploma in geography. He currently works in the fields of accessibility planning and decision and policy making. Urban and transport planning, as well as governance, are the foci of his professional skills. He led multiple research projects ranging from regional to European level. He is an active reviewer for multiple high profile research journals, a regular participant in governance discussions (INZELL initiative, EMM) within the region of Munich, and he contributed to the COST Action TU 1002 on Accessibility Instruments for Planning Practice. Currently Benjamin Büttner is heading a research group on accessibility planning and has been designated co-chair of the NECTAR Accessibility cluster since 2018. Additionally, since 2019 he is coordinator of the EIT Urban Mobility “Doctoral Training Network”.

Curriculum

since 2019 Coordinator of the EIT Urban Mobility “Doctoral Training Network”
since 2018 Co-Chair of the NECTAR Accessibility Cluster
since 2017
Head of Research Group “Accessibility Planning” and Academic Council
2016 Dissertation: “Consequences of Sharp Increases in Mobility Costs on Accessibility – Suggestions for Individual and Public Development Strategies”
2010- Research Associate at the Chair of Urban Structure and Transport Planning
2010 Diploma thesis: "Erreichbarkeit innerhalb der Europäischen Metropolregion München - ein Exkurs des Status Quo anhand gesamträumlichen, teilräumlichen sowie nahräumlichen GIS-basierten Erreichbarkeitsanalysen"
2008-2009 Working student at the Chair of Urban Structure and Transport Planning
2005-2008 Various internships at companies including Siemens Ltd. China, BMW Group (Inzell Initiative – P+R regional) and at the Department of Urban Planning and Building Regulation, City of Munich (VKS EMM)
2004-2010 Studied Geography with a concentration in human geography and the focus areas urban development, regional planning and communications sciences at the Ludwigs-Maximilians-University Munich
2004 Abitur

Projects

ongoing
ASTUS - Alpine Smart Transport and Urbanism Strategies
Zugang zur Bahn
Access to Labour (working title) funded by DFG
2016 WAM - Wohnen, Arbeiten, Mobilität in der Metropolregion München
2013-2014 MOR€CO II - Handlungsempfehlungen für öffentliche Akteure zur Reaktion auf steigende Mobilitätskosten im MVV-Raum
2012-2013 Better Airport Regions
2011-2012 MOR€CO I: Untersuchung der künftigen Wohn- und Mobilitätskosten für private Haushalte in der Region München
Stress Tests for a Sustainable Mobility: An Accessibility Approach
2009-2011 Effekte der Tram 23 auf Siedlungsstruktur und Mobilität
2009-2010 Erreichbarkeitsatlas für die Europäische Metropolregion München (EMM)

Publications

2019

2018

2017

2016

  • Büttner, B. and Wulfhorst, G.: The TUM Accessibility Atlas as a tool for fostering decision making processes on sustainable mobility in the metropolitan region of Munich. 14th WCTR 2016, Proceedings. Shanghai.
  • Büttner, B.: Sharp increases in mobility costs: A trigger for sustainable mobility. In Wulfhorst, G., Klug, S. (eds.), Sustainable Mobility in Metropolitan Regions – Insights from interdisciplinary research for practice application. Springer.
  • Büttner, B., Wulfhorst, G. and Evans J.: Ensuring accessibility to daily activities for different population segments with respect to sharp increases in mobility costs. In Geurs, K., Patuelli, R. and Dentinho, T. (eds.), Accessibility, Equity and Efficiency. Challenges for Transport and Public Services. Edward Elgar.
  • Büttner, B.: Consequences of Sharp Increases in Mobility Costs on Accessibility: Suggestions for Local and Regional Development Strategies. NECTAR 2015 Conference, Proceedings, Ann Arbor

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

Presentations

2019

  • Büttner, B.: Access to Rail: The Influence of Comfort on Accessibility. NECTAR conference in Helsinki, Finland.

2018

  • Büttner, B.: Improving decision-making through accessibility instruments. Workshop at Transport Studies Unit, University of Oxford, UK.
  • Büttner, B.: Accessibility planning for sustainable and resilient cities. Presentation at Transport Studies Unit, University of Oxford, UK.
  • Büttner, B.: Improving decision-making through accessibility instruments. Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds, UK.
  • Büttner, B.: Improving decision-making through accessibility instruments. Socially Just Planning, Bartlett School of Planning, University College London (UCL), UK.
  • Büttner, B.: Accessibility instruments for low CO2 scenarios: Towards land-use and transport policies tackling climate change. AESOP congress in Gothenburg, Sweden.

2017

  • Büttner, B.: Accessibility Planning as a Key to Social Justice. Socially Just Planning, Bartlett School of Planning, University College London (UCL), UK.

2016

  • Büttner, B.: The TUM Accessibility Atlas as a tool for fostering decision making processes on sustainable mobility in the metropolitan region of Munich. 14th WCTR 2016, Proceedings. Shanghai.
  • Büttner, B.: WAM - residence - work - mobility: Future perspectives for the Munich Metropolitan Region. 14th WCTR 2016, Proceedings. Shanghai. 

2015

  • Büttner, B.: Consequences of Sharp Increases in Mobility Costs on Accessibility: Suggestions for Local and Regional Development Strategies. NECTAR International Conference 2015 in Ann Arbor, USA. 

2014

  • Büttner, B.: Determination of regional Resilience by Means of the Vulnerability Assessment in the Face of Rising Fuel Prices. International Conference on Resilience in Urban and Regional Development. From Concept to Implementation. Berlin, Germany.

2013

  • Büttner, B.: The impact of sharp increases in mobility costs analysed by means of the Vulnerability Assessment. 13th WCTR 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Büttner, B.: Ensuring accessibility to daily activities for different population segments in respect of sharp increases in mobility costs. NECTAR 2013 International Conference in Sao Miguel, Azores, Portugal.

2012

  • Büttner, B.: Better Airport Regions: Accessibility as a key to govern sustainable development. Zurich, Switzerland
  • Büttner, B.: Accessibility Instruments for Planning Practice: EMM Accessibility Instrument. Guest Lecture in Enschede, The Netherlands
  • Büttner, B., te Brömmelstroet, M., Zakowska, L.: Presentation on the Process Protocoll: Insights from Workshops in Breda and Naples. COST TU1002 MC Meeting in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Büttner, B.: The impact of sharp increases in mobility costs analysed by means of the Vulnerability Assessment: Case studies on an individual and regional level for the Region of Munich. MOR€CO Conference in Lyon, France
  • Büttner, B.; Franz, S.: MOR€CO - Mobility and Residential Costs: Improving Settlement Development in the Transnational Alpine Space Region. REAL CORP 2012 in Schwechat, Österreich
  • Büttner, B.; Priester, R.: Tramway renaissance in Munich - Effects of the new tram 23 on urban structure and mobility behavior. mobil.TUM 2012 in München, Deutschland

2011

  • Büttner, B.: Ein Erreichbarkeitsatlas für die EMM. EMM e.V. 2.Mitgliederversammlung in Unterföhring, Deutschland
  • Büttner, B.: Cost scenarios - What will happen if energy prices increase sharply? MOR€CO Winter School in Ljubljana, Slovenien
  • Büttner, B.: Stess tests for a sustainable mobility: An accessibility approach. NECTAR Conference 2011 in Antwerpen, Belgien

Activities and Memberships

Current
ARL - Akademie für Raumforschung und Landesplanung
COST - Accessibility instruments for planning practice in Europe
EMM – European Metropolitanregion of Munich
Inzell Initiative – Regional Governance
NECTAR - Network on European Communications and Transport Activities Research

Abroad Experience

2018 Supervision of Master and PhD students at University College London (UCL) and University of Westminster in London, UK within Erasmus+ program
2005
Internship at Siemens Ltd. China in Peking