UITP and the European Commission's Joint Research Center are organising a session entitled 'Future urban mobility: Mobilising different knowledges in the debate' as part of the EU Week of Regions and Cities. The event will take place on Wednesday 9 October from 11:30 to 13:00 at the Brussels Square Convention Centre, Room 410.
The transport sector is often heralded as a key source of pollutant emissions. With the international and European commitments proposing mobility futures based on electric, connected and shareable vehicles as the starting point of our discussion, the session will look at the narratives underpinning these proposed mobility solutions, exploring the imaginaries of sustainable transport futures and the governance of such systems. Zooming out from the technical debates, we would like instead to put back on the table multimodal and integrated urban mobilities that envisage public transport as a backbone of urban transportation.
The session is divided into two parts. The first part features two ‘primers’: short presentations in relation to the implementation of international and European climate and air quality goals through sustainable urban mobility strategies and the concerns emerged in the Horizon 2020 project MAGIC regarding the large-scale implementation of electric vehicles in Europe. The second part consists in small group conversations in world-café format, on issues raised by the primers. Participants will be encouraged to formulate 'snapshots' of city mobility in 2030, taking stock of the discussions held. This will be done through a brainstorming of possible visions, guided by co-design methodologies. The desired outcome is in the form of insights about desirability and plausibility of mobility options and their regional dependencies.
Participation to the event is free of charge but registration is compulsory.
As seats are limited, registration will be confirmed on a first come - first served basis.
We invite you to register through the official website of the European Week of Regions and Cities: https://europa.eu/regions-and-cities/programme/sessions/600_en
The event will take place at the Brussels Square Convention Centre.