Organised by the World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTRS), the topic for the research day is Governing the Smart Mobility Transition. This topic has been chosen in recognition of the very rapid changes already underway in cities around the world, including the introduction of shared mobility solutions, mobility as a service and the field testing of increasingly automated vehicles. These developments present significant opportunities to cities and rural areas but also substantial challenges.
They blur the distinction between public and private, threaten incumbent services and ways of doing things, generate new power relations, and data governance challenges. The changing nature of the actors involved in transport and their competing visions for future mobility itself poses challenges to how planning authorities organise to get the best out of such transitions. It has therefore never been more important to revisit and re-examine the role of governments and governance in this changing context and to consider questions of legitimacy, accountability, public interest and inclusion.
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Date: The research day will take place on Tuesday 30 May, one day prior to the official opening of the ITF Summit on Wednesday 31 May.
Where: The venue for the Research Day is Kongresshalle am Zoo, Leipzig.
Who can attend: In addition to those applicants whose papers are selected to be presented, the research day is open to researchers and policy makers not presenting but there will be limited places to ensure we have opportunities for active participation in debates.
To request participation: Please email Louise Reardon (L.Reardon@leeds.ac.uk). Once your request has been approved, you will also need to complete the official Summit registration process via the registration portal.
Registration: Once your request for participation has been accepted, all participants must also register via the official Summit registration portal. Please note that it is not possible to register just for the research day. To register, you will need a personalized registration code. If you have not already received an official invitation letter which includes the code, please contact Louise Reardon (L.Reardon@leeds.ac.uk) to obtain your registration code.
Fee: Participants in the research day can avail of a special registration fee of € 405. This will cover attendance at both the research day as well as the subsequent three Summit days. The fee covers meals (lunches and dinners, except the evening of 30 May) and transport (airport transfer and from hotels to the main Summit venue, Congress Center Leipzig). Please note that there will not be a shuttle service to the venue, Kongresshalle am Zoo. The Kongresshalle is located less than 1km from official hotels.
Related events: To carry forward insights from the research day into the Summit, two related events have been scheduled in the Summit programme - a side event (Thu 1 Jun) and a ‘meet the researcher’ networking event. Attendees are welcome to participate in other sessions at the Summit.