Troubador Smart Cities, Smart Mobility

Released: 14/04/2018

ISBN: 9781788032780

eISBN: 9781788034708

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Smart Cities, Smart Mobility

Transforming the Way We Live and Work


No discussion on mobility can exclude the broader context – the cities, the countryside, the local and national economic, political and social environments, as well as, of course, the technological progress that is being made in industries that are associated with this revolution. One of the most substantive changes is to the urban environment which increasingly we call home and are part of our identities. As these cities evolve, so too will our lives change.

No single book can ever seek to do justice to all of the incredible urban transformations and city initiatives taking place around the world. Instead, this book focuses on the specific interconnection between smart mobility and smart cities, and how this results in a new (smarter) way of living and working.

The book draws liberally on the works of colleagues, fellow thought-leaders and authors who have already published in this area, in particular the countless urban-planners who make it their life’s work to debate the merits and challenges of smart cities.

A "fascinating tour-de-force of the mobility revolution... Neckermann’s book is a dynamite to clear our mind in order to see how the future takes shape in our key industries and in our ever more nomadic ways of life."

Professor Markku Wilenius
Finland Futures Research Centre
Turku School of Business

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Lukas Neckermann

Lukas Neckermann is a strategy advisor, entrepreneur and educator with 20 years of leadership experience in automotive, media and financial services in the US, the UK and Germany. His passion is for guiding corporate visions toward strategy and implementation through innovation processes, planning and staff engagement. He is an evangelist and consultant to companies on the "Three Zeroes" of transformative change in the automobile industry: Zero Emissions, Zero Accidents, Zero Ownership.

After beginning his career at a radio station in Ithaca, New York, Lukas joined BMW Group in Munich, where he was responsible for interactive media and Internet marketing as well as licensing BMWs for video games. At BMW, he also developed the communication strategy for the Z8 and worked in Internal Marketing Consulting. After BMW, he held significant leadership roles at financial services company Allianz SE, including Head of Business Development for Allianz Automotive. He left the Allianz Group after several years as Commercial Director and member of the Executive Board at Euler Hermes in the UK and Ireland.

Independently, Lukas was a member of the core team of the first Open Source Car project (, co-founded Monoventure Srl (a real-estate investment company in Romania), MN Innovative Communication Inc. in New York, Neckermann Ltd in London and the Freckleray brand. He regularly works with leading management consulting companies, is a Senior Advisor to the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM), and is Senior Advisor of a start-up for shared electric vehicles.

Lukas is an Adjunct Faculty member at New York University, has lectured and taught courses to thousands of executives from over 40 countries and has spoken at countless conferences on marketing, business development, communication, leadership and corporate education. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science and Technology Studies from Cornell University and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. He divides his time between London, Munich and upstate New York.

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