Urbanism Next Europe
2021

Urbanism Next Europe

Powered by digital innovation, automation, urbanisation and the urgent quest for sustainable approaches, all types of new, interactive and deeply disruptive developments are paving the way to the future and will inevitably alter the urban fabric.

The time has come for us to pose fundamental questions and give cohesive answers on the future of cities: only by doing so, we will be able to build the strategic vision and integrated approach cities need.

Inspired by the annual Urbanism Next Conference in Portland, Oregon, USA, Urbanism Next Europe is the first European interdisciplinary convening of private, public and academic stakeholders who shape the future of our cities and wish to cooperate to reach societal goals in the fields of land use, architecture, retail, transport, real estate, urban planning, environment, public health, equity, public space, economy, and governance.

This stimulating three-day conference will engage political decision makers, mobility and urban planners, urban designers, architects and landscape architects, real estate developers, digital entrepreneurs, researchers, smart city practitioners, retailers and other players in urban logistics, mobility service providers and corporate mobility planners, transport experts and many more. 

The Urbanism Next Europe Conference is organized as a partnership between Polis, the Urbanism Next Center at the University of Oregon, TNO, and NUMO.

Urbanism Next Europe took place online on June 9-10-11, 2021.

 

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PRESENTATIONS

Opening Plenary: Setting the Scene

1.A. Policies and governance on new mobility and MaaS 

1.B. The New Space Race – streets that fit us (No traditional presentations were used for this session)

  • Philippe Crist, International Transport Forum at the OECD
  • Karl Reiter, IVP Institut für Verkehrspädagogik
  • Carlos Pardo, NUMO
  • Ruth Oldenziel, Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Maria José Rojo, POLIS

1.C. Future labor market for the sustainable and livable cities

1.D. Micromobility regulations: Who's getting it right?

1.E. The implementation of automated road transport: Predictions and implications for efficient and equitable transport planning

1.F. Serious Gaming for Policy Making & MoMobility: Opening minds (and improving mobility) with a card game

 

2.A. From experiment to system change of urban mobility 

2.B. Future Perspectives on Public Spaces 

2.C. The development of multimodal digital mobility services: What’s in it for cities? 

  • Victoire Champenois, DG MOVE (No traditional presentation was used by this Moderator)
  • Eric Mink, Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management
  • Françoise Guaspare, Ile-de-France Europe
  • Juan Corro, EMT Madrid
  • Maria Elken, Skipit

2.D. Micro mobilities: A Tsunami for our sidewalks or an opportunity to rethink what sharing the road is all about? 

2.E. The urgency to integrate city logistics in urban planning for livable cities of the future

Full session presentations here

  • Bram Kin, TNO
  • Heleen Buldeo Rai, University Gustave Eiffel
  • Jos Streng, City of Rotterdam
  • Nina van den Berg, Green Business Club Zuidas

3.A. Necessity, Mother of all Inventions… and Pop-Ups

3.B. Innovation Framework for New Developments

  • Katie Parnell, Oxfordshire County Council
  • George Economides, Oxfordshire County Council (No traditional presentation was used by this Speaker)
  • Laura Peacock, Oxfordshire County Council

3.C. A Joint View of Mobility and Housing: Benefits and Example of Integrating Mobility Management into Parking Standards for Housing Developments Situation

3.D. What to be prepared for on your way to Zero Emission City Logistics (ZECL)

3.E. Interactive game playing on new ways how to deal with public space (No traditional presentations were used for this session)

  • Sónia Lavadinho, Bfluid Recherche & Expertise
  • Mario Alves, International Federation of Pedestrians
  • Alexandre Santacreu, International Transport Forum / OECD
  • Maria José Rojo, POLIS

3.F. BMW Group and City of Rotterdam: a successful cooperation

Session presentation here

  • Martin Guit, City of Rotterdam
  • Bas van Kooperen, City of Rotterdam
  • Thomas Becker, BMW
  • Monika Dernai, BMW
  • Stefanie Wurst, BMW
  • Victor Vlam, Vlammende Communicatie

ROTTERDAM, MAKE IT HAPPEN!

4.A. Disruptive new mobility innovations & fundamental human needs

4.B. Parking and the built environment 

4.C. European experiences with new mobility impacts 

4.D. A new solution to urban commercial vans: Millions of new delivery and service bikes to transform European cities

Full session presentations here

  • Kevin Mayne, Cycling Industries Europe
  • Philipp Kahle, ONOMOTION GmbH
  • Jesse van Hulst, Loendersloot Groep
  • Alexandra Winderickx, City of Mechelen

4.E. PECHA-KUCHA - Round One

5.A. Do we really need another new mobility pilot? 

5.B. How a disruptor can be a supporter 

  • Karen Vancluysen, POLIS
  • Chris Pangilinan, Uber Technologies (No traditional presentation was used by this Speaker)
  • Saul Lopez, Transport & Environment (No traditional presentation was used by this Speaker)
  • Terry Travis, EVNoire (No traditional presentation was used by this Speaker)
  • Garance Lefèvre, Lime
  • Lidia Signor, UITP (No traditional presentation was used by this Speaker)

5.C. Squeezing the best out of mobility data collaboration 

5.D. How can carsharing scale up? Discussing effective measures around Robin Chase's dinner table (No traditional presentations were used for this session)

  • Robin Chase, NUMO
  • Ananda Groag, Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management
  • Andrew Berkhout, Greenwheels
  • Rebecca Karbaumer, City of Bremen

5.E. How can sustainability and road automation co-exist in future urban transport?

Full session presentations here

  • Nikolas Thomopoulos, WISE-ACT
  • Bert van Wee, Delft University of Technology
  • Nick Reed, Reed Mobility
  • Wolfgang Backhaus, Rupprecht Consult
  • Wolfram Klar, AustriaTech
  • Mickael Pero, COST Association

5.F. Retail, Restaurants, Real Estate… Revolution?

  • Philippe Crist, International Transport Forum at the OECD (No traditional presentation was used by this Moderator)
  • Joost Koomen, European Council of Shopping Places
  • Isabelle Maurizi, EuroCommerce (No traditional presentation was used by this Speaker)
  • Giacomo Lozzi, POLIS
  • Pauline Sammarcelli, SEMAEST

6.A. EIT Urban Mobility – challenging cities, industry, research and academia to work together towards the transition for mobility for more liveable urban spaces (No traditional presentations were used for this session)

  • Manuel Crespo, EIT Urban Mobility
  • Lucy Mahoney, C40 Cities
  • Jeroen Bartelse, Achmea
  • Felipe Hidalgo, VONZU Tech
  • Susana Val, ZLC
  • Sergio Fernández Balaguer, EMT Madrid
  • Oliver Lah, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy

6.B. The future of public transport in the era of emerging modes 

6.C. Enhancing public-private collaborations to implement innovative shared and autonomous mobility solutions more effectively

6.D. Feeding the Giant: Implications of Gig Labour for Urban Mobility 

  • Piero Valmassoi, Freelancer (No traditional presentation was used by this Moderator)
  • Veena Dubal, University of California Hastings (Video)
  • Jakert Thomas, IWGB (No traditional presentation was used by this Speaker)
  • Jamie Woodcock, The Open University (No traditional presentation was used by this Speaker)
  • Nicola Christie, University College London
  • Petra Pirklova, European Commission DG EMPL

6.E. PECHA-KUCHA - Round Two 

7.A. Gender Perspectives on Urban Mobility 

7.B. Exploring and designing the future 

  • Marije ten Kate, City of Rotterdam
  • David Hamers, PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency
  • Jutta Hinterleitner, TU Delft
  • Paul Gerretsen, Vereniging Deltametropool (No traditional presentation was used by this Moderator)
  • Ton Venhoeven, VenhoevenCS
  • Robbert Guis, Tek architects (No traditional presentation was used by this Speaker)

7.C. The MaaS Responsive City: How Integrating Mobility Services and Infrastructure Can Contribute to a Better Urban Environment

7.D. Understanding vulnerable citizens' needs by using a user-centered design approach

7.E. Urban Mobility Transition in five SPROUT cities (No traditional presentations were used for this session)

  • Teresa de la Cruz, Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC)
  • Beatriz Royo, Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC)
  • Elpida Xenou, CERTH/HIT
  • Sara Marie Tori, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • András Vágány, BKK Centre for Budapest Transport
  • Małgorzata Kirchner, Łukasiewicz – Instytut Logistyki i Magazynowania
  • Batel Eshkol, Tel-Aviv municipality
  • Marcos Roselló, Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat Valenciana
  • Carlo Masetto, Comune di Padova

Closing Plenary: Leadership for Driving the Change

  • Infrastructure is destiny
    Robin Chase, Founder of NUMO
  • Transforming a European City
    Pascal Smet, State Secretary for Urbanism at Brussels Capital Region
  • Mobility for Resilience and Recovery: Urban Transportation's Transformation
    Seleta Reynolds, General Manager at LADOT, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation

For more information please see the Urbanism Next Europe website, or contact Alessia Giorgiutti.

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