EcoMobility 2013 Suwon congress

One neighborhood,
one month,
no cars

  9:00-10:30 Mayors’ Plenary  

This plenary consisted of presentations and dialogue among a diverse and international group of mayors and to create constructive discussion that local government leaders can learn from and apply in order to better integrate EcoMobility into policies and plans for their cities.

Chair: Konrad Otto-Zimmermann, Creative Director, EcoMobility World Festival 2013

  11:00-13:00 Parallel sessions

C1 – Social inclusion through EcoMobility: Automobile dependent transport projects often tend to create social exclusion and create social inequity. Urban transport can also be a means to create socially inclusive and equitable cities by adopting the principles of EcoMobility.

Moderator: Heiner Monheim, Professor of Urban Planning and Transport, University of Trier, Germany

C2 – Implementing EcoMobility: This session featured the required institutional arrangements for implementing EcoMobility and discussed various innovative means for executing EcoMobility projects in cities.

Moderator: Florian Lennert, Director, InnoZ, Germany 

C3 - Low-carbon cities and mobility (Low-carbon Cities Forum, session 1): Transportation is the major source of CO2 emission in cities. How can we transform urban mobility as part of the great low-carbon strategy of the cities?

Moderator: Gil Penalosa, 8-80 Cities, Toronto, Canada

  15:00-17:00 Parallel sessions

  • D1 – Innovative instruments in transport: Innovation in urban transport broadens the extent of service that current transport systems offer. Presenters informed the audience of the various innovative aspects currently being implemented in cities to increase the appeal of EcoMobility.

Moderator: Robert Stüssi, Perform Energy, Portugal (View presentation)

  • D2 – Promoting public health through EcoMobility: EcoMobility and health are strongly connected; transport choices have a direct effect on individual psychological and physical health, and eliminate polluting forms of mobility.

Moderator: Manfred Neun, President, European Cyclists' Federation

D3 - Low carbon cities and energy (Low-carbon Cities Forum, session 2): Cities are responsible for 71% of global energy related CO2 emissions. And the statistics will increase to 76% if they do not take actions. What kind of options and strategies can have to be low-carbon?

Moderator: Hyuk Jae Son, President, Suwon Research Institute, Republic of Korea

  17:30-19:00 Session 3 of Low-carbon Cities Forum

Low-carbon cities in East Asia (Low-carbon Cities Forum, session 3): How cities are responding to the challenges of the climate change? What are their stategies?

Moderator: Konrad Otto-Zimmermann, ICLEI East Asia Secretariat