9:00-10:30 Keynote plenary
This plenary session opened the congress, exploring why EcoMobility is important as a contributor for sustainable development, and the various social, environmental, and economic benefits it delivers. Mainstreaming EcoMobility by creating an EcoMobility culture can restore livability of our cities. A variety of examples of integrated EcoMobility approaches were presented.
Moderator: Mary Jane Ortega, Vice President, ICLEI
- Yeom Tae-Young, Mayor of Suwon, Republic of Korea
- Monika Zimmermann, Deputy Secretary General, ICLEI
- Yeonhee Park, Director, ICLEI Korea
- Mary Jane Ortega, Vice President, ICLEI
- Gil Penalosa, Executive Director, 8-80 Cities, Toronto, Canada
- Heiner Monheim, Transport Expert, University of Trier, Germany
- Konrad Otto-Zimmermann, Creative Director, EcoMobility World Festival 2013
11:00-13:00 Parallel sessions
A1 – The role of EcoMobility in urban regeneration: The introduction of ecomobile options can transform a city. Streets once strictly for cars, with other modes on the periphery, can be redesigned to be safer, livelier, and less polluted by the sounds and emissions of traffic. This in turn changes the dynamic of the area, bringing life and energy to the urban scene.
Moderator: Naureen Kabir, Director, Urban (co)Lab, New Cities Foundation
- Changing the Urban Scene through EcoMobility in Toyama: Daisaku Saito, Policy Supervisor, City of Toyama, Japan
- Saitama City's Measures to Realize a "Green City of the Future"(Part 1 - Part 2): Hayato Shimizu, Mayor of Saitama, Japan
- Transforming Cities with EcoMobility: Andre Dzikus, Head and Coordinator, Urban Baisc Services Branch, UN-Habitat, Nairobi, Kenya
- Reviving urban areas through non-motorized transport (Part 1- Part 2- Part 3- Part 4): Gabriel Gomez, President, Foundation More Spaces, Mexico City, Mexico
A2 – Public spaces promoting EcoMobility: This session explored the effects of the built environment on mobility choices and behavior, and how the presence of public spaces enhances EcoMobility in cities. Elements of a people-friendly public space were detailed with a variety of examples implemented by cities and organizations across the world.
Moderator: Martin Haag, Mayor of Transport, Regional Planning and Urban Development, Freiburg, Germany
- The identification of Role in transportation system and measurement of environmental effects of Bicycle Sharing Systems in Big Three System of Korea: Jaeyoung Lee, Research Fellow, Daejeon Development Institute
- Working with Cities in Promoting NMT - covers our various NMT work in cities ranging from walkability to greenways: Parthaa Bosu, Low Emission Urban Development Program Manager Clean Air Asia
- Integrated approaches for sustainable transport in Delhi, India (Part 1- Part 2- Part 3): Ashok Bhattacharjee, Director - UTTIPEC, DDA, Delhi, India
A3 – Non-motorized transport session organized by ADB/GIZ/EcoMobility Alliance, part 1: This session, jointly organized by ADB, GIZ, and ICLEI, focused on non-motorized transport and its role in creating people friendly public spaces, how it can be used to promote and spark innovation for other forms of EcoMobility, and why it is an essential cornerstone of EcoMobility in urban spaces.
Moderator: Lloyd Wright, Senior Transport Specialist, Asian Development Bank
- Manfred Breithaupt, GIZ: NMT planning principles
- Carlosfelipe Pardo, GIZ: Infrastructure, cycle ways
- Bram van Ooijen, ITDP: Greenways
- Lloyd Wright, ADB: Car-free days
- Jin Young Park, KOTI: Korea Pedestrian Guide
- Bradley Schroeder, ADB Consultant: Bicycle sharing
- Noel Wilson, Catapult Desing: Pedicabs
- Santhosh Kodukula, ICLEI: NMT integration with public transport
- Carlosfelipe Pardo, GIZ: Promoting NMT
15:00-17:00 Parallel sessions
B1 – Marketing EcoMobility: There are many effective approaches to communicating the benefits of EcoMobility. Conceiving an idea for implementing EcoMobility is only the first step; effective promotion of the idea is necessary to fully realize it. This session explored some of the various ways to market EcoMobility, including the perspectives of local governments, businesses, NGOs, and research institutes.
Moderator: Gil Peñalosa, 8-80 Cities, Toronto, Canada
- NordicCab (Part 1 - Part 2): Erik Nyborg, General Manager, NordicCab, Norwayv
- Active Mobility - Achieving Human rights through Cycling: Manfred Neun, President, European Cyclists’ Federation, Netherlands
- GO Boulder: Sustainable Transportation Planning & Programs, Great Options for Walk - Bike - Bus: Kathleen Bracke, GO Boulder Manager, City of Boulder, USA
- Best Practice on Danish Mobility Initiatives: Troels Andersen, City of Odense and Chairman, Danish Cycling Embassy, Denmark
- Future Mobility in the Intelligent City (Part 1- Part 2): Florian Lennert, Director, InnoZ, Germany
B2 – Transport demand management: Currently many cities cater for the needs of automobiles. Transport Demand Management encourages the active inclusion of other modes and various actors.
Moderator: Robert Stüssi, Perform Energy, Portugal (View presentation)
- Mobility management by involving companies: An experience from Bonn, Germany: Werner Wingenfeld, Commissioner, City of Bonn, Germany
- Parking Policies for Avoiding Car Dependence: Paul Barter, Adjunct Professor, National University of Singapore
- Public Transport as a Demand Management Tool: Laura Valente de Macedo, Sustainability Policies and Management, WRI, Brazil
- TDM: Some Prospects and Future Research & Practice Agenda (Part 1- Part 2): Keechoo Choi, Ph.D Professor, A-jou University, Republic of Korea
- Economics for transport demand management for Mumbai: Ashok Datar, Chairman, Mumbai Environmental Social Network, India
B3 – Non-motorized transport session organized by ADB/GIZ/EcoMobility Alliance, part 2: This continuation of session A3, jointly organized by ADB, GIZ, and ICLEI, focused on non-motorized transport and its role in creating people friendly public spaces, how it can be used to promote and spark innovation for other forms of EcoMobility, and why it is an essential cornerstone of EcoMobility in urban spaces.
- Noel Wilson, Catapult Design
- Bram van Ooijen, ITDP
- Bronwen Thornton, Walk21
17:30-19:00 Leaders’ Roundtable
Leadership is a crucial element to the transformation process of a city toward a more ecomobile future. A variety of perspectives when approaching mobility exists. The priorities of a local government leader may synchronize or differ wildly from those of the president of a transport organization. Discussions such as this round lead to more integrated and efficient work toward EcoMobility goals.
Chair: Cornie Huizenga, Joint Convener, SLoCaT
- Werner Wingenfeld, Commissioner, City of Bonn, Germany
- Florian Lennert, Director, InnoZ, Germany
- Manfred Neun, President, European Cyclists' Federation, Netherlands
- William Bird, CEO, Intelligent Health, United Kingdom
- Kulwant Singh, UN-Habitat, Nairobi, Kenya
- Laura Ballesteros, City Councillor, Transportation, Mexico City, Mexico
- Peter O'Neill, Cheif of the Transport Policy and Development, UNESCAP
- William Fernando Camargo Triana, Director of Roads, Transportation and Public Utilities, Bogotà, Colombia