Urban Mobility Changemaker Bootcamp

By ikeseru / Updated: 21 Oct 2022
Tuesday 22 November 2022 at 09:00
Wednesday 23 November 2022 at 17:00
Brussels, Belgium
Language: English
Contact: Imre Keseru
Past event

The Urban Mobility Changemaker Bootcamp, taking place on 22-23 November 2022, focuses on the transition towards zero emission mobility in cities addressing both mobility and logistics.

During the two days, we will investigate how our cities can cope with the challenge of reducing carbon emissions and improving the well-being of their residents.

A series of lectures from renowned academics and practitioners will explore how the 8As of transition conceived by Prof. Cathy Macharis in her recent book “WITH A FACTOR OF 8 TO THE MOBILITY SYSTEM OF THE FUTURE” can help policy makers, transport and logistics operators, citizen organisations and the people living in cities themselves to improve mobility in our cities.

The presentations will demonstrate:

  • recent evidence why we need to be aware of the need for change;
  • how we can avoid unnecessary travel;
  • how we can act and shift to more sustainable modes and anticipate new technologies that can help cities in the transition.

Furthermore, we will demonstrate how policy can accelerate the transition, through actor involvement, in order to alter behaviour, and then get into the right mood for transformation and let all fall in love. We will also present tools and methods that support a just transition, such as impact evaluation, co-creation and inclusive design.

Practitioners from policy making and operators will give testimonials of their innovative solutions to foster the transition. An interactive prototyping workshop will explore How might we accelerate carbon reduction through collaboration? hosted by Footprint and Digital Hub Mobility and we will develop future scenarios for transport playing the Mobility as a Serious Game boardgame.

The Urban Mobility Bootcamp is targeted at professionals such as policy makers, public transport operators, private mobility operators, public sector representatives, EU employees, non-profit organisations, researchers, students (Master/PhD) and everyone else working in the field of the urban mobility and logistics.

The presenters and workshop facilitators will be renowned experts from the Mobilise, MOBI and Cosmopolis Research Centres of the VUB, KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm), Aalto University Executive Education (Helsinki) and UnternehmerTUM (Munich) as well as practitioners from MPact (NGO for shared mobility), Brussels Mobility (Regional Mobility Administration in Brussels) among others.