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Pre-Summit Research Day: Transport for Inclusive Societies

International Transport Forum, European Commission, European Conference of Transport Research Institutes, US Transportation Research Board & World Conference on Transport Research Society
17 May
09:00 to 18:00

Location

Kongresshalle am Zoo
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The International Transport Forum (ITF), together with the European Commission (EC), the European Conference of Transport Research Institutes (ECTRI), the US Transportation Research Board (TRB) and the World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTRS), are pleased to announce the holding of a Pre-Summit Research Day on Transport for Inclusive Societies.

Objectives

The objective of the Pre-Summit Research Day is to bring together top academics researchers and practitioners to present and discuss topics relevant to the Summit’s theme. It is important that research results are brought into practice, especially considering the pace with which our transport system is currently evolving.

The Research Day offers a great opportunity to exchange ideas not only between researchers, but also with representatives from governments, cities, and other decision-makers.

Focus

The 2022 ITF Summit on “Transport for Inclusive Societies” will discuss the role of transport policies for fostering an environmentally friendly, people-centric world that leaves no one behind, notably as regards vulnerable and disadvantaged groups of persons. It will highlight linkages between transport and inclusion in all of its dimensions.

The Pre-Summit Research Day will limit its scope to four specific topics as listed below. In order to plan their actions for the coming years, policymakers need the insights from researchers to provide knowledge and solutions on:

  1. Promoting inclusive, sustainable and active mobility in African cities; 
  2. Planning for inclusive transport decarbonisation in European cities; 
  3. An invitation to the table: listening for all for better transport policies; 
  4. Transport digital innovations for more sustainable and accessible transport systems. 

Day Agenda (17 May 2022)

Moderator of the day: Joshua Paternina Blanco, International Transport Forum

9:00-9:30

Welcoming Remarks and Introduction

 

  • Young Tae Kim, Secretary-General of the International Transport Forum
  • Noureddine Dib, Director of Road Transport and of Road Safety of the Ministry of Transport and Logistics of Morocco
  • Torsten Klimke, Head of the Innovation and Research Unit at the European Commission's Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport  
  • Evangelos Bekiaris, President of the European Conference of Transport Research Institutes
  • Neil Pedersen, Executive Director of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine

9:30-11:00

Session 1: Promoting inclusive, sustainable and active mobility in African cities

Moderator: Stephen Perkins, International Transport Forum

 

  • Transitioning informal public transport services for a low carbon future in Sub-Saharan Africa: comparative research findings from Accra, Freetown, Kumasi, Cape Town and Maputo - Tim Durant, Vectos & Simon Saddier, Transitec Consulting Engineers
  • Active mobility in Lagos, Nigeria:  Commuter attitudes, inherent challenges, and funding prospects – Dr Emmanuel Mogaji,  University of Greenwich
  • To cycle or not to cycle? Understanding the barriers to using the bicycle for commuting in Sub-Saharan Africa – Yana Tumakova, University of Kassel

11:00-11:30

Coffee break

11:30-13:00

Session 2: Planning for inclusive transport decarbonisation measures in European cities

Moderator: Torsten Klimke, Innovation and Research Unit at the European Commission's Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport 

 

  • Vision Zero for Sustainable Mobility – Adopting a Safe System Approach for Decarbonised Mobility – Dr Oliver Lah, Urban Living Lab Center (MIT/TUB/WI)
  • Climate Mitigation Strategies and Climate objectives in Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) – Dr Jochen Schneider, European Investment Bank (EIB),
  • Gender differences in transport patterns in Budapest, and their relevance for mobility planning – Diana Kimmer, BKK Centre for Budapest Transport 
  • Bicycles and Social Inclusion: assessing the impacts of cycling accessibility distribution – Isabel Cunha, University of Porto

13:00-14:00

Lunch break & Signature of ECTRI-TRB Memorandum of Understanding

14:00-15:30

Session 3: An invitation to the table: listening to all for better transport policies

Moderator: Orla McCarthy, International Transport Forum

 

  • Power, limitations, and common agreements. Perceptions of transport policymakers on social equity assessment – Dr. Beatriz Mella Lira, Centro de Investigación Urbana para el Desarrollo, el Hábitat y la Descentralización (CIUDHAD)
  • Gender Inclusiveness in Urban Public Transport in Mekelle City: A Legal Perspective – Dr Alemgena Araya, ALERT Engineering Consultants
  • Road Note 21: Enhancing the mobility of disabled people – Thomas Fleming, Integrated Transport Planning

15:30-16:00

Coffee break

16:00-17:30

Session 4: Transport digital innovations for more sustainable and accessible transport systems for all

Moderator: Neil Pedersen, Transportation Research Board

 

  • Exploring the integration of walking in MaaS solutions: A road towards inclusion and sustainable value creation for mobility ecosystems – Laura Mariana Reyes Madrigal, IRT SystemX and LGI, CentraleSupélec
  • The views of persons with disabilities on future mobility – Dr. Alexandra König, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft-und Raumfahrt e.V.
  • Recommendations based on case studies in Japan for sustainable mobility using digital data – Dr Wataru Kobayashi, Japan Transport and Tourism Research Institute (JTTRI)

17:30-17:45

Closing remarks

 

  • Key points & conclusions - Joshua Paternina Blanco, International Transport Forum
  • Conclusions: Caroline Alméras, European Conference of Transport Research Institutes

18:15

Closing Networking Drinks – organised alongside TUMI

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