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Transforming Transportation 2014: Jan. 16-17

January 16-17, 2014

World Bank, Washington D.C.

A global forum for city and business leaders working together to unlock urban mobility’s potential for the economy, people and the environment.

January 16-17, 2014

Transforming Transportation is an annual forum for thought-leaders from cities, businesses, and the development community to shape the global transportation agenda by asking pertinent questions and surfacing innovative answers. The two-day conference is organized by The World Bank and EMBARQ, with partners Inter-American Development Bank, CAF Development Bank of Latin America, Asian Development Bank, Institute for Transportation & Development Policy, and Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport.

Conference sessions focus on five areas of action:

• Leadership and governance: building the will and capacity to implement integrated transport and urban development solutions.

• Finance: leveraging private finance, climate finance, and national investments to fund “the future we want.”

• Mid-size cities: focusing on the next wave of urban transport needs to avoid unsustainable lock-in effects and promote regional development and prosperity, including beyond top-tier cities.

• Data & Technology: exploring the use of cost-effective, innovative technology, including big data, to engage citizens in finding solutions and optimize the use of available transport capacity.

• Road safety: protecting lives to lift a costly burden on societies and economies.


For a detailed agenda and the latest speakers list, go to: www.transformingtransportation.org

Thursday, January 16, 2014

0800-0900   Registration & welcome coffee

0900-0930   Welcome address

0930-1100   Shaping the future we want: opportunities, risks, and investments in urban mobility

1100-1130   Coffee break

1130-0100   The role of technology in enhancing mobility (livestream)

0100-0200   Lunch

0200-0330   Concurrent sessions:
                  Integrated Mobility
                  Climate Financing for Urban Mobility
                  Region focus: Africa

0330-0400   Coffee break

0400-0530   Managing governance: overcoming barriers to sustainable transport

0530-0600   Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship: first year research results

0600-0700   Networking reception

Friday, January 17, 2014

0800-0900   Registration & welcome coffee

0900-1030   Safer by design: how traffic safety is better for people and business

1030-1100   Coffee break

1100-1230   Concurrent sessions:
                  Compact cities are good business
                  Country focus: Brazil
                  Public-Private Partnerships

1230-0200   Lunch break

0200-0330   Concurrent sessions:
                  Public transport security
                  Small and medium enterprises for mobility
                  Emerging markets: advance mobility planning for the next mega cities
                  Future Leaders in Sustainable Transport

0330-0430   Sustainable Development Goals and transport: a coalition for change

0430-0500   Closing remarks