Dr. Jutta Deffner

Head of Research Unit Sustainable Society

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Jutta Deffner has been a research scientist at ISOE since 2005 and has been head of the research unit Sustainable Society since April 2023. Before, she was head of the research unit Mobility and Urban Spaces. Jutta Deffner did her doctoral thesis at the Technical University of Dortmund, studying styles of non-motorised mobility among urban residents. Prior to her work at ISOE she did research and worked as a planner in Berlin, Stuttgart and Zürich. She studied Regional and Environmental Planning at the University of Kaiserslautern and is a qualified draftswoman.

Focus of research

  • Mobility, sustainable urban development
  • Qualitative social empiricism
  • Target group specific communication
  • Participation, real world experiments


  • SRL e.V., Association for Urban and Regional Planning
  • Scientists for Cycling Network of the ECF (European Cyclists Federation)
  • Advisory Board of the VCD Verkehrsclub Deutschland e.V.
  • Enquete Commission “Mobility of the Future in Hesse 2030” (EKMZ) of the Hessian State Parliament (since April 2021)
  • ARL member of the LAG Hessen/Rheinlandpfalz/Saarland