• Session 1

    Monday, May 2

    Event Details:

    9 AM EDT Eastern Standard Time

    Technical Webinar:

    Tartu’s Approach for Creating Sustainable City Space and Mobility

    Description:

    The City of Tartu, Estonia, 2022 recipient of an STA Honorable Mention,  is acting on the trends of today and working toward a sustainable future for the city, including its ecology, built environment and urban mobility. Concentrating on mobility for people, the city brings its residents together and facilitates cooperation towards overarching objectives. Such cooperation is not done on the road, but rather while staying put. In a world of fewer resources and dramatic changes in climate, a compact, citizen-friendly city concept goes hand-in-hand with building resilient societies.

    Building on these objectives, Tartu has implemented a multi-pronged approach to get more people out of their cars and on more environmentally-friendly transport that brings people together. City-wide bike-sharing, biogas buses, strategic transport system design and programming in public spaces aim to create greater access for Tartu’s residents and therefore cultivate its natural environment.

    In this webinar, we will hear from Tartu City representatives on lessons learned from the process of implementing sustainable mobility solutions, as well as the city’s future plans to reach 75% travel by green modalities by 2040.

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    Tõnis Arjus
    Head of the Department of Sustainable Urban Planning, City of Tartu
    Aksel-Johannes Part
    Mobility Specialist, City of Tartu
    Kaspar Alev
    Climate Change Specialist, City of Tartu
  • Session 2

    Wednesday, June 8

    Event Details:

    7 AM EDT Eastern Standard Time

    2 PM EDT - Rebroadcast Eastern Standard Time

    Technical Webinar:

    Peshawar: Road to the Region’s First Gold Standard BRT

    Description:

    Peshawar, Pakistan, 2022 recipient of the STA Honorable Mention, is a first mover in the region. It delivered the region’s first gold standard bus rapid transit system (BRT) – Zu Peshawar, built the first bicycle-sharing system and dedicated bicycle lanes in the country, developed a system to respond to extreme heat and rain, and grounded these in an inclusive approach through the incorporation of women  and persons with disabilities into the planning process. Zu Peshawar, has created mobility conditions that stand in stark contrast to the city’s recent past of congested streets, air pollution, and chaotic informal public transport modes. And now more than 235,000 people a day use it.

    This webinar will delve into the intricate journey of planning, designing, and implementing the new BRT system. Speakers from the system operator, TransPeshawar, will showcase the equitable and cost-effective strategies that have created efficient, affordable, and accessible mobility for more residents than ever, as well as outcomes that other cities around the world can find inspiration from.

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    Fayyaz Khan
    CEO of TransPeshawar
    Muhammad Imran Khan
    General Manager, Operation and Market Development, Transpeshawar
    Aimee Gauthier
    Chief Knowledge Officer, ITDP Global
  • Session 3

    Wednesday, September 7

    Event Details:

    2 PM COT, 3 PM EDT, 9 PM EET, 12 AM PKT

    Keynote by City of Bogota Mayor Claudia Lopez

    Building on Bogotá’s Legacy in Sustainable Mobility Planning

    Description:

    Over the past two years, Bogotá has continued working toward city streets that are safer and more accessible for all residents. Pop-up bike lanes appeared during the pandemic, increasing bike traffic fourfold on some main streets. New programs for school children included shuttling students to class by foot or by bike. Speed management and traffic-calming projects have reduced road accident fatalities toward Bogotá’s goal of a “Vision zero” for traffic deaths. These measures have not only increased safety for travelers—they contribute to a system of accessible and sustainable mobility that will improve public health, environmental, and socioeconomic outcomes for years to come.

    Join ITDP in the second half of 2022 as we dive into the interventions that won Bogotá its second Sustainable Transport Award. Our MOBILIZE Virtual webinar series on Bogotá will convene transport practitioners from the city with our experts at ITDP to discuss the interventions that have changed mobility for so many.

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    Mayor Claudia López Hernández
    Mayor of Bogotá
    Heather Thompson
    Chief Executive Officer, ITDP
    Verónica Ortiz Cisneros
    Communications Director, ITDP Global
  • Session 4

    Wednesday, October 5

    Event Details:

    2 PM COT, 3 PM EDT, 9 PM EET, 12 AM PKT

    Towards a Safe and Accessible City – Lessons Learned from Bogotá

    Towards a Safe and Accessible City – Lessons Learned from Bogotá

    Description:

    In this webinar, we will hear from Bogota City representatives on lessons learned from the process of implementing sustainable mobility solutions, as well as the city’s future plans for urban development to integrate the concepts of care, happiness, and safety of its citizens. 

    Transportation planning in Bogota has shifted to prioritize accessibility, public health, environmental protection, and social inclusion in its strategies and policy decisions. The city has worked tirelessly to establish cycling as an essential means of transit and expand the cycle paths. They began gradually integrating electric buses into its BRT system to address air quality and public health challenges. Reclamation of urban spaces for pedestrian use has taken effect during this time by reconfiguring street spaces, increasing surveillance, enhancing lighting, and adding street infrastructure in over 11 neighborhoods. 

    Join us as we explore how the City of Bogota has come to put people first to achieve more equity and inclusion on the streets and beyond. 

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    Deyanira Avila Moreno
    Secretary of Mobility of Bogotá
    Nathaly Torregroza
    Head of the Road Safety Office, Mobility Secretariat of Bogotá
  • Session 5

    Wednesday, November 2

    Event Details:

    10am EDT

    MOBILIZE Summit Series –

    Connecting Communities Through Equitable Mobility Planning in Bogotá, Jalisco and Peshawar

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    Description:

    This session will dive deep around what it means to be a community built around care.  How do we give mobility access to all and adapting and providing service for communities that are often not considered as part of a design and engineering.  To kick off this conversation, we have selected forward thinking cities to demonstrate their actions when it comes to creating communities of care.    

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    Clarisse Cunha Linke
    Director, ITDP Brazil
    Fayyaz Khan
    CEO, TransPeshawar
    Adriana Ruth Iza Certuche
    Undersecretary of Citizen Services, City of Bogotá, Colombia
    René Caro Gómez
    General Director of Territorial Management, State of Jalisco, Mexico