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Transforming Transportation 2015

15 January 2015 @ 12:00 am

Transforming Transportation (#TTDC15) is the annual conference co-organized by EMBARQ, the sustainable urban transport program of the World Resources Institute (WRI), and the World Bank. The event convenes leading transport and urban development experts from national and local government, finance institutions, foundations, civil society, and business to discuss the latest global trends, experiences, and best practices in sustainable transport.

This year’s conference will focus on Smart Cities for Shared Prosperity, and will examine how smart, connected urban mobility can improve quality of life in cities. Through panels, presentations, and networking opportunities, discussions at Transforming Transportation 2015 will address how the upcoming United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) impact urban transport, with an emphasis on data and technology, governance, and international financial flows.

Transforming Transportation 2015 will take place January 15 – 16, 2015 at the World Bank headquarters in Washington, DC. The agenda of the conference can be found in here. You can also register for the confere on their website.

The conference invites innovative minds to join the conference agenda and present on new ideas pushing forward smart, sustainable cities. These presentations will take the form of PechaKucha style presentations – consisting of 20 slides changing every 20 seconds – and are an ideal opportunity for young researchers, urban planners, transport engineers, and innovative urban thinkers to share their unique visions. These will be spread out over two sessions, titled “Innovations in Urban Development for Smart Cities” and “Innovations in Mobility for Smart Cities.” For the details of the call for presentations, please go to here

Highlighted speakers include:

  • Felipe Calderón: former President of Mexico, current Chair of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate (TBC)
  • Mark Watts: Executive Director of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group
  • Gino Van Begin: Secretary General of ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability (TBC)
  • Janette Sadik-Khan: former Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation, current Principal, Bloomberg Associates
  • Marcio Lacerda: Mayor of Belo Horizonte, Brazil


15 January 2015
12:00 am
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