Berlin’s Senate Department for Urban Development and Environment is part of the government of the Federal State and the City of Berlin, responsible for an integrated urban planning, building, housing, nature and transport policy. The division for transport has the task of developing an integrated strategy towards a low or even carbon free mobility in Berlin as a main target of the new Berlin Urban Transportation Development Plan. In this function several, partly conflicting needs e.g. in the use of public space have to be balanced, introduction strategies for new technologies have to be implemented. In 1992 Berlin as the first German city started activities to introduce CNG-vehicle and is engaged in this topic up to now. Since August 2009 the division for transport supports the local model region on electro mobility and the just recently granted “showcase E-Mobility” funded by the German Government.
Within SMARTSET, Berlin’s Senate Department for Urban Development and Environment supported and structured the local SMARTSET activities, worked as policy expert with the boroughs, the local government, local industries and so on.