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Dr. Martin Schiefelbusch MA MSc was born in Kassel, Germany in 1970. From 1992 to 1998 he studied transport planning and geography at the University of Technology (TU) Berlin, punctuated by a one-year stay in London during which he completed the MSc program of study ‘Transport Planning and Management’ at the University of Westminster. In March 2007, he completed his doctoral studies at TU Berlin. During his studies he also worked in several positions in the public transport field in service planning, research, and interest representation. After working at Prignitz Railways and the Center for Technology and Society at TU Berlin, since 2000 Martin Schiefelbusch has been a research associate at the nexus Institute and since 2007 has been head of the Mobility/Space/Demography division. The focuses of his work include service development for public transport, participatory procedures, implementation strategies, and transport policy issues. He has published several contributions to these fields.    

Project titles (together with H-L Dienel):

1.Toolbox for Better USer REPresentation in urban public transport (BUSREP2) (2005)

2. The situation of passengers in urban public transport: Strategies for Better USer REPresentation (BUSREP2) (2004)

3. User Representation and Citizens' Involvement in Urban Public Transport: Creating Maintaining Productive Relations Between Customers, Providers and Politics (2002)

Host organisation: NEXUS Institut für Kooperations-management und interdisziplinäre Forschung (Dienel u.a. GbR) Berlin, Germany

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