Sunday, 23 October - Visions for the Future
9:00-11:00 Plenary session: Envisioning the future EcoMobile city
The time is ripe to explore visionary ideas and possible scenarios for the future of urban mobility. Climate change, increasing urbanization (combined with urban sprawl or even urban decay), as well as profound socio-demographic changes are some of the key factors that will play a major role in shaping future solutions for urban mobility.
- Chair: Gil Peñalosa, Executive director, 8–80 Cities
- Tae-young yeom, Mayor, City of Suwon (republic of Korea): Vision and prospect of green transportation in Korea
- Carlo Ratti, director, Senseable City Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: The senseable city
- Florian Lennert, London School of Economics and Political Science: Integrating mobility and energy systems: The BeMobility project
- Peter Newman and Robert Salter, Curtin University: Will peak car use spread to the developing world?
- Chan-Won Lee, Gyeongnam University: Governance activity towards an Eco-City
11:00-13:30 Changwon bicycle system tour and lunch
Participants experienced the innovative and high-tech Changwon NUBIJA bicycle sharing system and learned how it has been developed over the years. Participants not only had a chance to ride a bike, but also visited the control room from where the system is managed.
13:30-15:00 Parallel sessions
A2 Bike sharing systems: Bicycles, maintenance and system operation
A number of different bicycle types are available on the market. This session explored available options in terms of vehicles and system management and operation. This includes tackling such issues as bicycle maintenance and replacement, control of bicycle availability throughout the city and methods to prevent bicycle theft.
- Chair: Florian Lennert, London School of Economics and Political Science
- Hendrik Mlasowsky, Choice GmbH / OBIS project: The bike sharing organism: Operation and maintenance
- Brian Shanahan, Councillor, City of Melbourne (Australia): The road ahead for Melbourne: The changing landscape of a cycling city
- Seung-woo Ha, Head of Bicycle Policy, Changwon City (republic of Korea): Information on applied technology & operating system of NUBIJA
- Carel Snyman, Director of Smart GreedCars, SANEDI : a challenge shared: Is South africa ready for a public bicycle system?
B2 EcoMobility innovation: E-mobility and intelligent transport systems
A large part of the innovation in the transport sector concentrates on electrical mobility and on intelligent transport systems. E-mobility presents threats (e.g., the so-called “green congestion”) but also opportunities (e-bikes improving accessibility of cycling). Intelligent transport systems, in turn, comprise a large variety of technologies. Examples include congestion charges, fleet management and traffic sign optimization.
- Chair and presenter: Robert Stussi, President, Perform Energy and Portuguese Electric Vehicle Association: Mobility versus e-mobility: Context and challenges
- Lloyd Wright, Senior Transport Specialist, Asian development Bank: e-Trikes and Urban Mobility
- Taekwon Kim, CEO, S &T Motors: Electric motor powertrain for green mobility: The case of electric motorcycles
- Geun-hie Rim, Electrical Engineer, Korea Electro-Technology research Institute: E-mobility in Korea with respect to Pure Electric Vehicles
C2 Overcoming barriers: Achieving intermodality
Intermodality is often the Achilles’ heel of the transportation system. Different modes, usually run by different operators, often lack coordination. This session provided some excellent examples of intermodality and how they promote EcoMobility.
- Chair: Manfred Breithaupt, director of the Sustainable Urban Transport Project, GIZ
- Fernando Nunes da Silva, deputy Mayor, City of Lisbon (Portugal): Promoting inter-mobility: From car to pedestrian
- Felipe alberto Morales Sanchez, IdU, City of Bogotá (Colombia): EcoMobility, Bogota
- Ashok Bhattacharjee, director of Planning, UTTIPEC, Delhi Development Authority (India): Transit oriented development: The future of Delhi as a sustainable city
15:00-15:30 EcoMobility marketplace
15:30-17:00 Workshop1: City Challenges Workshops
An opportunity for cities to obtain immediate and in-depth feedback on how to solve specific EcoMobility challenges and problems. The debate was centered on one case at a time. Participants from different professional backgrounds (e.g. local governments, academia, the private sector, NGOs) contributed possible solutions of how the city could deal with the issues at hand.
- Workshop 1: Almada, Portugal
- Moderator: Kirstin Miller, Executive director, Ecocity Builders
- Catarina Freitas, director of the Environmental Management department, City of Almada (Portugal) : Almada’s experience towards urban sustainable mobility
- Robert Stussi, President, Perform Energy and Portuguese Electric Vehicle Association
- Workshop 2: Marikina, Philippines
- Moderator: Chan-Won Lee, Gyeongnam University
- Del De Guzman, Mayor, City of Marikina (Philippines) : Marikina : A bicycle-friendly city
- Nam-Cheol Baik, Director/Research Fellow, Korea Institute of Construction Technology
- Workshop 3: Kampala, Uganda
- Moderator: Waltraut Ritter, Research Director, Hong Kong Foresight Centre
- Emmanuel Serunjoji, Chairman of the Mayor’s International Advisory Committee, Kampala Capital Authority (Uganda): EcoMobility in Africa: a case study from Kampala City
- Manfred Breithaupt, director of the Sustainable Urban Transport Project, GIZ – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit
15:30-17:00 Workshop2: Doubling the market share of public transport through sustainable mobility
Organized by UITP – International Association of Public Transport.
- (Chair) Dawn Chui, Head of the Asia-Pacific Office, UITP – International Association of Public Transport: Doubling the Market Share of Public Transport Worldwide by 2025: A Smart Future for Cities
- Mohinder Singh, Dean, LTA Acadamy, Land Transport Authority Singapore: Sustainable urban mobility strategy in Singapore
- Dennis Li, Director, MetroSolutions Limited: Green Transport Initiatives for Beijing
- Ivan Cao, Regional Marketing Manager AP, BYD China: Electric vehicles as a format to Green City Solution
17:30-19:00 Plenary session: Mayor's round table
Mayors and high-level city representatives discussed the major success factors, barriers and challenges when implementing EcoMobility policies.
- Chair: Konrad Otto-Zimmermann, Secretary General, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability
- Fernando Nunes da Silva, deputy Mayor, City of Lisbon (Portugal)
- Jong-Boo Kim, deputy Mayor, Changwon City (republic of Korea)
- Shih-Fang Liu, deputy Mayor, City of Kaohsiung (Chinese Taipei)
- Stephen Yarwood, Lord Mayor, City of Adelaide (Australia)
- Tae-Young Yeom, Mayor, City of Suwon (republic of Korea)
- Tracy Winfree, director of Public Works for Transportation, City of Boulder (USA)
EcoMobility Alliance launch and film showing.