Air pollution, increasing traffic congestion and scarcity of urban space are the main drivers for more efficient and environmentally-friendly mobility solutions in our cities. Thus, we are constantly driving the development towards cleaner and smarter mobility to make urban life more liveable and less strenuous.
Hear the latest updates from those driving the future for a cleaner and smarter mobility in our cities throughout different formats including short expert lectures, panel discussions, workshops and informal exchanges.
The Smart Mobility Symposium is co-organised by the UK Science and Innovation Network (SIN), the Department for International Trade (DIT), the City of Bielefeld and BABLE. The event brings together professionals from the public and private sector as well as research institutions, developers and financing institutions from the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Participants have a specific interest in the opportunities of Smart Mobility, are keen on engaging internationally and see potential in cross-national cooperation in the Smart Mobility sector. We’d like to spark cooperation in the field of Smart Mobility, foster collaboration and drive action.
The event will be taking place in the City of Bielefeld (as we are certain it exists) that follows an ambitious plan to restructure public space and mobility in its city core.
HM Consul - General
British Consulate General Düsseldorf
Staff of the Head of Department for Economical Affairs, Urban Planning and Mobility; City of Bielefeld
Population growth, urbanisation, climate change.
There are so many ideas for mastering these challenges with intelligent and sustainable mobility concepts. But change requires people to rethink – as fast as possible
Sales & Business Development Manager, ioki Hamburg
Multimodal Mobility: Solving the first-and-last-mile problem
The challenges of mobility are as diverse as the solutions need to be. We consider demand responsive transport as the common ground for the future of mobility.
M&G Barry Consulting Ltd and Professor of Practice in Connectivity at Cardiff University’s School of Geography and Planning
What is the smartest way to move around our cities?
Maybe active travel and public transport are still the smartest ways to move around our cities…!
CTO Hardware at Streetdock Belfast
Pushing the Envelope - Creating novel options in the last mile for all stakeholders
Repurposing small areas of our public spaces for smart mobility solutions is achievable and it will unlock the chance to radically shift how we interact with and move through our environment for the better.
Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds
Smart mobility and sustainability: a regulatory challenge
Smart mobility could be central for creating sustainability in transport if it is able to provide genuinely inclusive mobility and reduce car dependence. Whether it achieves this, or whether it instead reduces sustainability remains an open question and likely to hinge on whether we get the regulatory approach right in these early stages.
Transport Economist & Leader of Smarter Cambridge Transport
The role of regulation in an effective response to the climate crisis
Smart mobility is about making transport more energy- and space-efficient, using fewer cars, more micromobility, more shared and public transit, and fewer vehicle-miles to move freight. Technology, infrastructure, service design and behavioural incentives are all parts of the solution.
Lecturer in Agent-based Modelling, Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London
Agent-based Modelling for Last Mile Delivery – Toward a sustainable system
Changing the ways we move doesn't have to be a question of investing in new hardware, but in new ways of organising ourselves. We can use technology to explore the costs and benefits of new patterns of movement.
Mobility Project Manager, Volkswagen AG
How can we improve mobility as a public service with data and technology?
Smart mobility is about the freedom to choose how to shape the next generations of cities.
Deputy Head, Institute for Sustainable Urbanism ISU Technische Universität Braunschweig
Mobility for people
Liveable spaces for all! Digital Urbanism unlocks human-centric perspectives to develop holistic methods and strategies for more sustainable development.
Head of Regulatory Review and Programme Office, Future of Mobility Team, Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, UK Department for Transport
Regulation for Innovation
Smart mobility is transforming how we travel. To make the most of these opportunities we need regulation that supports innovation for all.
COO, Hawa Dawa
Upwardly mobile: helping control systems reaching their limits: using air quality data to incentivise, nudge and control specific mobility behaviours.
Smart mobility should represent a balance between individual freedom and positive economic, social and environmental impact.
|09:00||09:10||Opening Remarks by HM Consul-General, British Consulate-General Düsseldorf|
|09:10||09:20||Welcome address by the City of Bielefeld|
|09:20||09:30||Setting the scene - BABLE|
I: Mobility as a Service (Maas)
Presentation 1: Volkswagen (10min)
II: Mobility & Public Space
Presentation 1: Cardiff University (10min)
|10:50||11:10||Working coffee break|
III: Regulation of Mobility Services & Behaviour
Presentation 1: University of Leeds (10min)
Each participant can choose amongst one of five thematic workshops led by experts in the field of Smart Mobility.
Participants will be able to deepen their understanding of a specific topic linked to Smart Mobility, meet with professionals working on similar issues and share experiences in one thematic workshop.
|14:15||14:45||Working coffee break|
IV: Last Mile Logistics
Presentation 1: University College London (10min)
|15:30||16:15||Presentation of workshop results and discussion|
|16:45||Optional networking & drinks reception|
More information about the location (external): Legere Hotel Bielefeld
The event brings together professionals from the public and private sector as well as research institutions, developers and financing institutions from the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Participants have a specific interest in the opportunities of Smart Mobility, are keen on engaging internationally and see potential in cross-national cooperation in the Smart Mobility sector.
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Registration deadline: 20 February 2020
The event is co-organised by BABLE, a young Morgenstadt spin-off facilitating innovation in cities, the UK Science and Innovation Network (SIN), the City of Bielefeld and the Department for International Trade (DIT).
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