ACCeSS And MobIlIty For the CItIeS oF toMorrow by fzk93926

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									4th International Conference on


Future urbAn
trAnSport
ACCeSS And MobIlIty For the CItIeS oF toMorrow




                            April 19-21 2009 Göteborg Sweden
ACCeSS And MobIlIty For the
CItIeS oF toMorrow

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       rbanization, economic development and increasing standards of living have
       over the last century generated pressures for more and more urban trans-
       port. Now, however, the political pressures are changing - the quality of the
urban environment, social inclusion and access for all have to be addressed in par-
allel with pressures for more transport generated by economic development. The
challenges that city leaders, business and the managers of urban transport systems
now face are becoming much more complex.

Historically, citizens and business have enlarged the geographical scope of their
activities through increasing travel speed. Space has been bought by speed and
speed by energy and concrete. This is not an option in the years to come, as energy
constraints and climate change gradually make themselves felt. Politics, policy and
action that can transform urban transport into more sustainable and resilient modes
are called for.

This transformation starts with a shift of mindsets: from the straightforward
planning of transport systems to the complex management of access and mobility.
Politics, business models, academic teaching and research will have to be revisited
as the implications of this shift gradually become clear. A new architecture for urban
transport is needed.

The 4th International Conference on Future Urban Transport is a unique meeting
place, bringing together decision-makers and experts within cities, academia and
the private sector to discuss ideas on the new architecture for sustainable urban
transport. The conference is organized by the City of Göteborg, Volvo and the Volvo
Research and Educational Foundations, VREF.

We welcome all participants to mutual learning and debate and our hope is that
the event will contribute to developing new positions on access and mobility for the
cities of tomorrow!
Future urbAn
trAnSport
ConFerenCe proGrAMMe
overvIew
SUNDAY APRIL 19
09:30–18:00 Academic Workshop
12:30–14:00 Lunch
19:30–21:30 Welcoming buffé, Museum of World Culture

MONDAY APRIL 20
09:00–17:20 Future Urban Transport Conference
12:00–13:30 Lunch
19:00–21:30 Reception at ‘Börsen’

TUESDAY APRIL 21
09:00–13:00 Future Urban Transport Conference
13:00–14:30 Lunch

            End of conference
SundAy 19 AprIl



ACAdeMIC workShop




                                                                                                       bankettsalen
  09:30–09:45   welCoMe And IntroduCtIon
                Prof. Bengt Kasemo, Chairman of the Scientific Council of VREF

  09:45–12:30   plenAry SeSSIon - Current ISSueS In urbAn trAnSport
                Moderator: Prof. Bengt Kasemo

                Public Transport Use - Emerging issues
                Prof. Geetam Tiwari
                Sustainable urban transport in less motorised countries:
                Research and training, New Delhi

                Discussion


  10:30–11:00   Coffee break


  11:00–12:30   Moderator: Prof. Gunilla Jönson, Member of the Scientific Council of VREF

                Path dependence in transport planning
                Prof. Nicholas Low
                Australasian centre for governance and management of urban transport

                Discussion

                A Cheap and Resilient Approach to Eliminate Bus Bunching
                Prof. Carlos Daganzo
                UC Berkeley Center for Future Urban Transport

                Discussion


  12:30–14:00   Lunch

  14:00–15:30   pArAllell SeSSIonS 1




                                                                                                       bankettsalen
                SeSSIon 1A
                – New institutional directions for urban transport provision:
                financing, integration, regulation
                Moderator: Prof. Claes Göran Alvstam, Member of the Scientific Council of VREF

  14:00–14:30   Mega Transport Projects, Globalization and Private Finance:
                Emerging Challenges for the 21st Century
                Prof. Harry T. Dimitriou and Dr John Ward
                OMEGA Centre, UCL

  14:30–15:00   Benchmarking efficiency of urban transport systems in China
                Dr. Wu Hongyang
                China Urban Sustainable Transport Research Center

  15:00–15:30   An international review of paratransit regulation and integration experiences:
                Lessons for public transport system rationalisation and improvementin African cities
                Dr. David Mfinanga
                The African Centre of Excellence in Public and Non-Motorised Transport
                                                                                                       Götheborg




                SeSSIon 1b
                – Policy and institutional challenges for urban transport
                Moderator: Prof. Shivanand Swamy, Associate Director, CEPT University

  14:00–14:30   Institutional arrangement of urban passenger transport in China
                Dr. Yulin Jiang
                China Urban Sustainable Transport Research Center

  14:30–15:00   ’Sense-making the Narrative’ of Hypothesis-led Reports
                on the Planning and Appraisal of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, UK
                Mr. Phil Wright and Prof. Harry T. Dimitriou
                OMEGA Centre, UCL

  15:00–15:30   The Effects of Neo-Liberalism:
                Politics and Path Dependency in the Provision of Public Transportation
                Prof. Fujio Mizuoka
                Australasian centre for governance and management of urban transport
                                                                                                            SundAy 19 AprIl



ACAdeMIC workShop
               SeSSIon 1C




                                                                                                                              Gripsholm
               – Urban planning and transport
               Moderator: Mr. Sobhanlal Bonnerjee, Honorary Secretary-General, Center for Built Environment, Kolkata

 14:00–14:30   Urban Transport: Moving from the 19th century to the 21st century concerns
               Prof. Dinesh Mohan
               Sustainable urban transport in less motorised countries: Research and training, New Delhi

 14:30–15:00   Is there an Asian model of sustainable transport?
               Prof. Sun Sheng Han
               Australasian centre for governance and management of urban transport

 15:00–15:30   Engaging Complexity: Urban Transport and Metropolitan Planning in Nairobi, Kenya
               Prof. Elliott Sclar
               The Center for Sustainable Urban Development, New York

 15:30–16:00   Break

 16:00–17:30   pArAllel SeSSIonS 2

               SeSSIon 2A




                                                                                                                              bankettsalen
               – Planning and governance for urban mobility and accessibility: intentions and outcomes
               Moderator: Ms. Liya Liu, Deputy Director of Urban Transport Research Dept, Institute
               of Comprehensive Transportation of NDRC, Beijing

 16:00–16:30   Linking Local Universities to Cities: A Kenyan Case Study in Improved Urban Governance
               Prof. Jacqueline Klopp and Prof. Elliott Sclar
               Center for Sustainable Urban Development, New York

 16:30–17:00   The unintended environmental consequences of some green logistics policies in urban areas
               Prof. Samer Madanat and Mr. Nakul Sathaye
               UC Berkeley Center for Future Urban Transport

 17:00–17:30   ’Sense-making the Narrative’ of Pre-hypothesis Reports on the Planning and Appraisal of Mega Transport
               Projects: The Case of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, UK
               Dr John Ward and Mr. Phil Wright
               OMEGA Centre, UCL

               SeSSIon 2b




                                                                                                                              Götheborg
               – Urban Public Transport
               Moderator: Mr. Solomon Keffa, Advisor of Mayor, Bahir Dar City Administration

 16:00–16:30   Public Transport in Nairobi
               Ms. Jennifer Graeff
               Center for Sustainable Urban Development, New York

 16:30–17:00   Towards improved travel diary survey instruments in African cities: Findings of a comparative experimental
               application of trip-based, place-based and activity-based diaries in Cape Town and Dar es Salaam
               A/Prof Roger Behrens
               The African Centre of Excellence in Public and Non-Motorised Transport

 17:00–17:30   Policies of urban public transport in China
               Mr. Feng Liguang
               China Urban Sustainable Transport Research Center

               SeSSIon 2C
                                                                                                                              Gripsholm




               – User perspectives: Safety and integrity in the transportation landscape
               Moderator: Mr. Zulsam Kifli, Researcher, Ministry of Transportation, Indonesia

 16:00–16:30   Analysis of non-motorised travel conditions on the Jogoo Road corridor in Nairobi
               A/Prof Winnie Mitullah
               The African Centre of Excellence in Public and Non-Motorised Transport

 16:30–17:00   Deveopments in designing safer vehicles for urban transport: an issue of sustainable development
               Prof. Sudipto Mukherjee
               Sustainable urban transport in less motorised countries: Research and training, New Delhi

 17:00–17:30   Mobile Millennium: using smartphones as traffic probes in a privacy aware environment
               Prof. Alexandre Bayen
               UC Berkeley Center for Future Urban Transport

 17:30–18:00   plenAry SeSSIon
               Open Discussion and Conclusions
               Moderator: Prof. Bengt Kasemo

 19:30–21:30   welCoMInG buFFé At MuSeuM oF world Culture, transport by foot or shuttle buses from Hotel from 19:00 onwards
MondAy 20 AprIl




Future urbAn trAn
  08:00–09:00   Registration
  09:00–09:15   welCoMe And IntroduCtIon
                Anneli Hulthén, Chairman and Mayor, City of Göteborg
                Arne Wittlöv, Chairman of the Board of VREF



  09:15–10:05   SeSSIon 1:
                the buSIneSS perSpeCtIveS on the new ArChIteCture
                For SuStAInAble urbAn trAnSport
                Leif Johansson, President, AB Volvo and CEO, Volvo Group
                André Navarri, President and COO, Bombardier Transportation



  10:05–10:30   Coffee break


  10:30–12:00   Paul Gustavsson, Vice President Business Development, Volvo Car Corporation
                Ulf Svahn, CEO, Swedish Petroleum Institute and Swedish Representative of Europia

                Discussion


  12:00–13:30   Lunch



  13:30–15:00   SeSSIon 2:
                CIty perSpeCtIveS on the new ArChIteCture
                For SuStAInAble urbAn trAnSport
                Anneli Hulthén, Chairman and Mayor, City of Göteborg
                Wang Kouzhu, Deputy Mayor, Changsha Municipal People’s Government
                Kulveer Ranger, Director of Transport Policy, Greater London Authority


                Discussion



  15:00–15:30   Coffee break



  15:30–17:00   SeSSIon 3:
                CrIterIA For the new ArChIteCture
                – buSIneSS perSpeCtIveS on the need For ACCeSS
                Efficient access for freight - sustinable logistics in the urban landscape, The industry perspective
                Ingvar Nilsson, CEO, Schenker North

                Efficient access for people - the perspective of the private operator
                Cyrille du Peloux, CEO, Veolia Transport

                Access and the value of land and real estate - the perspective of the property development industry
                Ulrika Francke, CEO, Tyréns


                Discussion


  17:00–17:20   Concluding discussion
                Måns Lönnroth, Member of the Board of VREF

  19:00–21:30   reCeptIon At börSen, hoSted by the CIty oF GöteborG
                Public transport from Hotel 18:30 onwards
                                                                                            tueSdAy 21 AprIl




Sport ConFerenCe
 09:00–09:10   IntroduCtIon to the dAy’S topICS
               Arne Wittlöv, Chairman of the Board of VREF




 09:10–10:30   SeSSIon 4:
               deSIGn CrIterIA For SoCIAl InteGrAtIon
               And eConoMIC developMent
               Social integration and the role of equitable access
               Lisa Schweitzer, Assistant Professor, University of Southern California

               Economic development and the role of travel time
               Yves Crozet, Professor, University of Lyon

               Discussion



 10:30–11:00   Coffee break



 11:00–12:30   SeSSIon 5:
               deSIGn CrIterIA For FInAnCe And the orGAnISAtIon
               oF SuStAInAble urbAn trAnSport SySteMS
               Current practice in the financing of urban transport
               Anthony May, Professor, University of Leeds

               The new architecture of financing and organizing urban transport
               Elizabeth Deakin, Professor, University of California, Berkeley

               Discussion




 12:30–13:00   Concluding discussion
               Gunilla Jönson and Bengt Kasemo, Members of the Scientific Council of VREF

               Closing of conference
               Arne Wittlöv, Chairman of the Board of VREF


 13:00–14:30   Lunch
the Future urbAn trAnSport proGrAMMe

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      he Future Urban Transport programme is a research pro-         to develop new and better-adapted knowledge about how
      gramme financed by the Volvo Research and Educational          to handle an increasingly multifaceted development in large
      Foundations (VREF). The overarching aim of VREF is to          cities – and to arrive at useful and sustainable solutions.
contribute to the development of sustainable transportation
systems.                                                             VREF is currently supporting seven Centres of Excellence in
                                                                     four regions of the world. Each center is financed by VREF for
Today, some three billion people live in cities – more people        five years at a level of SEK 25 million (ca. EUR 2.6 million). To
than live in rural areas – and the urbanisation continues. Within    ensure the relevance of the research performed, the research-
a couple of decades another two billion people are expected          ers at all of the Centres work in cooperation with the intended
to move to cities, nearly all in developing countries. The scale     end users of their results. End users can include everyone from
of urbanisation now taking place globally is unprecedented           traffic and city planners to politicians, government agencies,
and so are the challenges that cities have to meet when setting      policy makers and stakeholder organizations.
up and organising an urban transport system. Many cities are
becoming overwhelmed by the combination of rapid growth                Fut CentreS oF exCellenCe:
of population and increased pressures for transport that the           › Sustainable urban transport in less motorised countries:
increased standard of living brings. Urban transport is rapidly          Research and training, New Delhi, India
becoming one of the major headaches of political leaders on            › The Center for Sustainable Urban Development,
city, regional and even national levels.                                 New York, USA

                                                                       › UC Berkeley Center for Future Urban Transport,
The FUT programme was initiated in the year 2000 with this             Berkeley, USA
goal: coping with the complexity of urban transport with the
                                                                       › China Urban Sustainable Transport Research Center,
aim to make urban transport more sustainable. It rests on three
                                                                         Beijing, China
cornerstones: a number of Centres of Excellence (CoE); a
somewhat larger number of Smaller Projects (SP) that com-              › Australasian centre for governance and management of
                                                                         urban transport, Melbourne, Australia
plement the research at the CoEs and emphasize the role of
young researchers in creating new knowledge; and regular               › The OMEGA Centre for the Study of Mega Projects in
FUT conferences that assemble FUT researchers as well as                 Transport and Development, London, UK
politicians, city planners, industrialists and other stakeholders.     › The African Centre of Excellence in Public and Non-
                                                                         Motorised Transport, Cape Town, South Africa
The research at every Center of Excellence is designed
                                                                       Read more about VREF and VREF-supported
based on the insight that future transportation systems will           initiatives at www.vref.se
be extremely complex. An interdisciplinary effort is required
prACtICAl InForMAtIon
venue And hotel loCAtIon                                            CurrenCy
Elite Park Avenue Hotel                                             The official currency is Swedish Kronor, SEK. Approx exchange
Kungsportsavenyn 36–38                                              rates (April 2009) are: 1 Euro = 11 SEK. 1 USD = 8,0 SEK
Göteborg, Sweden
+46 (0)31 727 10 00                                                 bAnk And exChAnGe
http://www.elite.se/sv/hotell/goteborg/park                         Official opening hours of banks in Sweden are from 10:00 hrs to
                                                                    15:00 hrs, from Monday to Friday, exceptions do exist.
publIC trAnSportAtIon                                               ATMs are common.
Trams and buses offer reliable transportation throughout
Göteborg.                                                           eleCtrICIty
                                                                    220-240 Volts, 50 Hz.
tAxI
We recommend you to use the following taxi companies:               lAnGuAGe
Göteborg taxi: +46 (0)31 65 00 00                                   The official language of the meeting is English.
Taxi kurir: +46 (0)31 27 27 27
Mini taxi: +46 (0)31 15 01 50                                       weAther
                                                                    The weather in Göteborg in April is between +5 to +15 degrees
eAtInG                                                              Celsius. The weather can be unreliable in Sweden in April. It can
Lunches, coffee breaks and dinners during the conference are        snow, rain or be sunny! Prepare yourself with warm clothes.
included in the conference fee. Remember to wear the confer-
ence badge.                                                         ContACt durInG the event
                                                                    Conference Secretariat:
dinner 19/4: The Museum of World Culture (Södra vägen 54)           Mats Jarnhammar, Conference Coordinator
is located within convenient walking distance from Park Avenue      +46 (0)70 656 1232
Hotel. Shuttle busses will also depart from the hotel entrance      fut2009@fut.se
from 19:00 onwards.
                                                                    Linda Hagström, Volvo Event Management
dinner 20/4: Börsen (Östra Hamngatan 21) is reached by public       +46 (0)706 30 20 99
transport. Go to the bus stop “Götaplatsen”. Bus no 16, 58 and      linda.hagstrom@volvo.com
42 will take you to the third stop “Brunnsparken”. Departure from
hotel will be from 18:30. Hostesses will assist you.                Congress bureau:
                                                                    ICE Management
Internet                                                            Wendela Sanne Öhrnell
The conference venue is equipped with Wi-Fi internet access.        +46 (0)707 55 79 05
Ask hotel reception for information.                                wso@icemanagement.se

								
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