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AET Transport and Mobility Forum

The AET Transport and Mobility Forum promotes active engagement of AET members and member-groups with each other and with other like-minded transport organisations through supporting and hosting a range of activities including online webinars, seminars and discussions on a wide range of transport and transport related topics of interest. We welcome new members and new ideas about transport and how we talk about transport.

Upcoming Events

The 15 Minute City - Putting Accessibility by Proximity into Practice

A joint webinar with the Journal of Urban Mobility
Thursday 23rd June 2022
11.00 - 12:30 CEST (10.00 - 11:30 BST/WEST)
Upcoming webinars are free and open to both the general public and AET members.

Webinar Overview

AET Transport and Mobility Forum and the Journal of Urban Mobilityare jointly hosting this webinar to explore the current best practices and academic research on this topic which will be the subject of a forthcoming special issue of the Journal and will be an important theme at the European Transport Conference (ETC) being held in Milan in September this year.

The ongoing COVID pandemic, the negative effects of private motorized transport, and the advancing climate crisis have led to a steady increase in interest in active mobility and accessibility through spatial proximity in recent years. One of the most prominent ideas that rose to prominence during the pandemic is the 15-Minute City. The main idea behind the 15-Minute City is the reduction of car traffic by simply eliminating the need for it. If people can reach the most important everyday destinations in a short time on foot or by bicycle, the logic goes, they will ditch the car of their own accord. This shall lead to more sustainable, resilient, and liveable cities.

This webinar will explore the practical challenges of implementing these ideas by bringing together the perspectives of experienced practitioners in Italy and Netherlands and the perspectives of latest academic research in Europe. 

The webinar will be introduced by Dr Benjamin Buttner of Technische Universitat Munchen who will set the scene for the debate on urban planning is evolving in recent years. This will be followed by three speakers and presentations as follows:

  • Dr Cecília Silva – University of Porto (PT)
  • Chris Kwantes – Mobility Planner, Goudappel Coffeng Consultants (NL)
  • Margherita Villani – Transport and Mobility Engineer, NET Engineering SpA (IT)

Speakers

Dr Cecília Silva

University of Porto (PT)

Bio coming soon.

Chris Kwantes

Mobility Planner, Goudappel Coffeng Consultants (NL)

Bio coming soon.

Margherita Villani

Transport and Mobility Engineer, NET Engineering SpA (IT)

Bio coming soon. 

Future Webinars

Date

Times

Webinar Topic

23rd June 2022

10.00 BST/WEST
11.00 CEST

The +/- 15 Minute City - Putting Accessibility by Proximity into Practice
Joint webinar with the Journal of Urban Mobility

7th July 2022

10.00 BST/WEST
11.00 CEST

Rail Policy and Planning - Topic To Be Announced Soon

 

Previous Sessions (available to members only)

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