Dr. Franziska Meinherz



Franziska Meinherz is a member of the “Transforming Mobility and Society” (TraMS) Lab, which is closely affiliated with the Munich Cluster for the Future of Mobility in Metropolitan Regions (MCube). Franziska’s research focusses on urban mobility practices and politics, with a particular interest in experiences of everyday mobility practices, the link between experiences of mobility and spatial configurations, and experimental approaches to mobility politics, such as observed during the Covid-19 pandemic. Franziska studied sociology, economics and sustainability sciences at the universities of Geneva, Boston, Bergen, the New University of Lisbon and Radboud University, and holds a PhD in environmental sociology from Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). Follow Franziska on Twitter and ResearchGate.

  • Urban mobility
  • Mobility studies
  • Tactical urbanism
  • Practice theories
  • Sustainability transitions
  • Meinherz, F., & Fritz, L. (2021). ‘Ecological concerns weren’t the main reason why I took the bus, that association only came afterwards’: on shifts in meanings of everyday mobility. Mobilities, 1-18.
  • Meinherz, F., Fritz, L., & Schneider, F. (2021). Vom Öffnen und Verschließen von Alternativen: Implikationen der gesellschaftlichen Einbettung nachhaltigkeitsrelevanter Wertvorstellungen. In Gesellschaftliche Transformationen (pp. 185-198). Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG.
  • Meinherz, F., & Binder, C. R. (2020). The dynamics of modal shifts in (sub) urban commuting: An empirical analysis based on practice theories. Journal of transport geography86, 102763.
  • Fritz, L., & Meinherz, F. (2020). Tracing power in transdisciplinary sustainability research: an exploration. GAIA-Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society29(1), 41-51.
  • Corsini, F., Laurenti, R., Meinherz, F., Appio, F. P., & Mora, L. (2019). The advent of practice theories in research on sustainable consumption: Past, current and future directions of the field. Sustainability11(2), 341.
  • Meinherz, F., & Videira, N. (2018). Integrating qualitative and quantitative methods in participatory modeling to elicit behavioral drivers in environmental dilemmas: the case of air pollution in Talca, Chile. Environmental management62(2), 260-276.