Webinar: Commuting Across Metropolises
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One of the most required services in all urban areas of the world, mobility is one of the most emblematic, visible and sensitive examples of how metropolitan governance is applied to the everyday life of citizens. Transport and its management have a profound influence on people's access to vital activities of care, work, study and leisure, on family budgets and, consequently, on our quality of life.
Meeting mobility needs becomes more complex when territorial spaces are expanded and diversified, as is the case in large metropolises, requiring coordination between public administrations of different levels and sizes, as well as between private and even individual initiatives.
Mobility needs in the urban, suburban and periurban spheres aim at different solutions to mitigate negative effects on both transport poverty and climate change. Thus, mobility management at metropolitan scales needs to touch several planning keys at the same time to achieve the ultimate goal of sustainable, affordable and inclusive mobility.
In different parts of the world, although the mobility needs of metropolises in different socio-political and economic contexts may be diverse, their solutions may be similar in terms of planning and management of public transport.
This webinar brings together experts in mobility from different sectors to exchange their experience and point of view in the coordination of diverse stakeholders in order to deliver safe and affordable mobility that covers the needs of citizens living in vast metropolitan areas, leaving no one behind and contributing to the achievement of the Global Goals.
Organized in the occasion of the celebrations of World Bicycle Day on June 3, this webinar will also be an opportunity to showcase, for the first time to the public, the two latest Metropolis publications, both focused on mobility: Gender Keys 04 and the Issue Paper 10.
Metropolis Secretariat General - Welcome & methodology (3 min)
Introduction based on the report "Mobility and the SDGs - Philip Turner, Sustainable Mobility expert - UITP (12 min)
Mobility rights and claims at the metropolitan scale - Floridea Di Ciommo, Economist and urban analyst, PhD in transport and urban planning, member of the cooperative cambiaMO | changing MObility (15 min)
A practical point of view - Youngjun Han, Associate Research Fellow of Seoul Institute (12 min)
Q & A (15-20 min)
Metropolis Secretariat General - Wrap-up & follow-up (3 min)
Who should attend
- local government officials, especially from mobility and transport departments
- students and researchers in mobility
The webinar "Commuting across metropolises" is open to anyone and completely free. It will take place on June 3, 2020, from 11:00 to 12:00 (CET), and will be held in English.
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