Transforming Access, Mobility, and Delivery in Cities
Urban transportation is undergoing significant changes as the world rapidly urbanizes. The American Assembly cosponsored "Transforming Access, Mobility, and Delivery in Cities" as part of its ongoing work to connect stakeholders and advance knowledge on vexing urban challenges. To help ensure these changes deliver improvements in equity, public health, and sustainability, we must galvanize networks and knowledge into tangible action. The Workshop brought together key local, national and international leaders, advocates, policymakers, and researchers to exchange cutting edge knowledge on approaches to urban transport in the 21st century. Keynote speeches were delivered by Secretary Anthony Foxx, United States Department of Transportation, Commissioner Polly Trottenberg, New York City Department of Transportation, and Gabe Klein, Chief Operating Officer of Bridj. A guiding imperative to the workshop was to seek ways in which knowledge can be transformed into action within three thematic areas: sustainable urban freight for livable cities; affordable personal transport, informal and formal; and institutional innovation in urban transport.
The 2014 Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF) Workshop: Transforming Access, Mobility, and Delivery in Cities - Turning Knowledge Into Action, ran October 28-30th at the Ford Foundation in New York City. The workshop was organized by the Center for Sustainable Urban Development at Columbia University and was cosponsored by the The American Assembly, TransitCenter, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, the Regional Plan Association, and the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy.
Agenda, speaker bios, and more information available at the dedicated event website: TransformingAccess.com.