Lab: Designing feedback loops to promote shared mobility

Wolfgang Höschele (Mannheim, Germany) grew up as a German in Thailand, South Korea and Greece, where he became concerned about ecological and social issues from an early age. He then studied biology, environmental science and geography in the United States. His doctoral dissertation in geography at the Pennsylvania State University focused on social aspects of land degradation in Kerala (South India).

After completing his doctorate he worked for 16 years (1998-2014) as a geography professor at Truman State University in Missouri. Recognizing that we cannnot solve our social and ecological problems without resolving to change some fundamental economic structures, he devoted his research to the question how a transformation to a sustainable economy might be achieved. He wrote many of his publications during this time, but of greatest importance is his book The Economics of Abundance that provided the direction for his current work.

Since 2014 he’s living in Heidelberg, Germany, with the aim of introducing his thoughts about economic transformation into the political discourse in Germany and to implement them in practical projects. He is working on systemic strategies to create an economy of abundance of life: socially equitable, ecologically sustainable and free.

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