Thursday 22 January 2015
8:45 – 9:15 Registration & welcome coffee
9:15 – 9:45 Welcome & introduction
- Welcome by day-long moderator: Gunnar Heipp, Director Strategic Planning Department, Münchner Verkehrsgesellschaft, Munich (Germany)
- Introductory speech: Alain Flausch, UITP Secretary General, Brussels (Belgium) : UITP's official position on integrated mobility plans and smart cities
9:45 – 11: 15 5 key principles to turn Integrated Mobility Plans into reality:
This session will give you practical first hand information about how these 5 different cities have excelled in implementing their integrated mobility plan through adopting these 5 key principles: Sharing the vision, effective governance, long-term political commitment, strong links with land-use planning and economic development and long-term funding commitment.
Indeed, to turn plans into reality, all of these principles need to be adopted to ensure an effective long-term implementation that will help to connect people and places, now and in the future. Each of the selected cities from around the world - Burgas, London, Montreal, Munich and Oslo - will explain how they followed one particular principle and provide participants with insightful advice.
After the presentations, a panel discussion will offer the opportunity to further exchange on success factors of Integrated Mobility Plans
Moderator: Gunnar Heipp, Director Strategic Planning Department, Münchner Verkehrsgesellschaft, Munich (Germany)
- Sharing the vision: Ruska Boyadzhieva, Project Manager, Municipality of Burgas (Bulgaria) will explain how politicians make effective decisions based on a shared and consistent vision of the city, notably through public consultation and other means to involve all stakeholders.
- Effective governance: Sylvain Ducas, Director, Urban Planning Department, City of Montreal (Canada) will share his experience on the successful implementation of an Integrated Mobility Plan at metropolitan level for the Montreal area.
- Long-term political commitment: Christian Ude, former Mayor of Munich between 1993 and 2014 (Germany) will share with the audience how long term political commitment is the key to realise the vision of an integrated mobility plan and turn words into action.
- Strong links with land-use planning and economic development: Elaine Seagriff, Head of London Wide Policy & Strategy, Transport for London (UK) will present Transport for London’s achievements in terms of urban development, putting land-use and economic development at the heart of transport projects.
- Long-term funding commitment: Hanne Bertnes Norli, Vice-President Strategy & Development, Ruter, Oslo (Norway) will talk about Ruter, the recently-created Transport Authority for the Oslo and Akershus county, which has overseen a significant increase in the share of public transport over the past five years thanks to its consistent and long-term funding strategy.
11:15 – 11:45 Coffee break
11:45 – 13:00 Breakout session on the key principles for a successful implementation of Integrated Mobility Plans
Interactive round table discussions amongst the audience moderated by experts will give participants the chance to directly exchange with fellow mobility experts on how to effectively turn a plan into reality and learn about inspiring best practices.
- Discussion (40’) and Reporting (35’)
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 14:30 Successful integrated urban development, Smart City Strategy Vienna
- Ina Homeier, Project Manager " Smart City Wien", Urban Planning and Development, City of Vienna (Austria)
14: 30 -16:00 Panel Discussion Session on Smart Cities: The role of technology, challenges & opportunities
Successful smart city strategies require a strong vision, effective governance, long-term political commitment, new funding arrangements and most importantly ‘connectivity’ and ‘collaboration’ within the transport sector and with other city services. This panel discussion will highlight the central role that public transport can play in smart cities, especially in the context of the EU Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities. Panellists will discuss some of the barriers to smart cities, open data and how to develop strong partnerships with the industry through successful approaches. Seminar participants will be able to draw practical advice on how to take forward their smart cities strategy.
- Moderator: Gunnar Heipp, Director Strategic Planning Department, Münchner Verkehrsgesellschaft, Munich (Germany)
- Presentations and debate with panelists:
- Colette Maloney, Head of Unit Smart Cities and Sustainability, European Commission (Belgium)
- Salla Ahonen, Director, Sustainability and Environmental Policy, Microsoft (Finland)
- Mieczyslaw Reksnis, Head of Road and Transport Department, Warsaw City Hall (Poland)
- Sebastian Marx, Director international Relations, City of Gothenburg (Sweden)
16: 00– 16:30 Interactive Questions & Answers to panelists
16:30 – 17:00 Learning points & actions to take: How to turn plans into reality
- Gunnar Heipp, Director Strategic Planning Department, Münchner Verkehrsgesellschaft, Munich (Germany)
17:00 – 18:00 Networking drink