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Transforming Transportation 2013

Created Apr 17 2013, 7:41 PM by Xavier Bernard Leon Muller
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EMBARQ and the World Bank co-hosted the tenth annual Transforming Transportation conference at the World Bank in Washington, D.C. on January 17-18, 2013. The event provided a unique opportunity for the global transport community to discuss how to achieve large-scale and widespread adoption of sustainable solutions.

Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank, and The Honorable Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York City, took part in a keynote session on the future of urban transport on January 18, 2013.


Feature story - What's Next for Sustainable Transport in Cities?


Blog - Bloomberg, Kim on Need for Greener, More Efficient Transport in Cities


Blog - City Transport: It's About Moving People, Not Vehicles, by Rachel Kyte, Vice President, Sustainable Development, World Bank

DAY ONE: Thursday, January 17

Plenary session 1


Transforming cities with Transport (presentations available: Augusto Barrera, Mayor of Quito: El Nuevo Modelo de Movilidad en el Distrito Metropolitano de Quito)

Plenary session 2


Capitalizing on the $175b commitment for sustainable transport

Parallel sessions 1


Financially sustainable public bicycle systems (presentation available: Amit Bhatt, EMBARQ India: Financially Sustainable Public Bicycle Systems)


Financing urban transport in China (presentations available: Jiang Yulin, China Urban Sustainable Transport Research Center: Urban Public Transport Development Strategic Priorities in China / Daniel Bongardt, GIZ China: Urban Transport Financing in China)


Governance - Coordinating institutions (presentation available: Thierry Desclos, The World Bank: Governance - Setting Up Institutions for Strong Coordination)

Plenary session 3


Debate: What to do about informal transport? (presentation available: Sam Zimmerman, The World Bank: Informal Public Transport - Good or Bad?)



DAY TWO: Friday, January 18

Plenary session 4


Shaping the future of urban transport: discussion between Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank, and Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York City

Parallel sessions 2


National transit finance


Advancing integrated transport in Latin American cities (presentations available: Augusto Barrera, Mayor of Quito: Sistema Integrado de Transporte de Pasajeros en Quito / Pilar Rodriguez, SIBRT and Metrocali: Integrated Transport in Latin America)


Road safety and cities (presentations available: Martha Hijar, National Academy of Medicine, Mexico: Cities and the Decade of Action on Road Safety / Jon Orcutt, NYC DOT: New York's Comprehensive Traffic Safety Policy)

Parallel sessions 3


Successful Urban Development (presentations available: Henriette Vamberg, Gehl Architects: How to Measure Success or Failure? / Salvador Herrera, EMBARQ Mexico: Successful Urban Development in Mexico)


Big opportunities in India (presentation available: Madhav Pai, EMBARQ: Big Opportubnities in India)


Motorbikes - a "Boon" or a "Bane" (presentation available: Jason Chang, National Taiwan University: Motorcycle Management Policy in Taiwan - from Dilemma to Reality)


Transforming vehicle and fuel technologies (presentations available: François Cuenot and Alex Körner, International Energy Agency: Global New Vehicle Fuel Economy Update - First Results / Drew Kodjak, International Council on Clean Transportation: Transforming Vehicle and Fuel Technologies / Rob de Jong, UNEP: Vehicle and Fuel Technologies / Dario Hidalgo, EMBARQ: Sustainable Urban Transport Fuels and Vehicles)

Plenary session 5

Joint lessons, looking back to think forward