Melanie Schade is project manager for mobility management in the German Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR). She leads the National Focal Point Mobility Management and is on the board of directors of the European Platform on Mobility Management (EPOMM). She is the elected vice president of EPOMM since December 2018. Other projects include mobility management in rural areas and active mobility. Before working in Germany, she worked for 15 years in regional and transportation planning in Canada.