MOBILIZE Santiago 2017 Summit Report

MOBILIZE is the annual sustainable transport summit of the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), in partnership with the Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF), which brings together urban transport and development practitioners alongside world-class researchers to celebrate best practices and accelerate the implementation of sustainable transport projects. Each year, ITDP and the Sustainable Transport Award Committee select a city that has implemented innovative sustainable transportation projects in the preceding year. These strategies improve mobility for all residents, reduce transportation greenhouse and air pollution emissions, and improve safety and access for cyclists and pedestrians. The winning city hosts MOBILIZE the following year. MOBILIZE spotlights the achievements of the winning city and gives transport professionals and researchers from around the world an opportunity to experience the city as a learning lab with lessons on how to get world class projects implemented. The first MOBILIZE sustainable transport summit was organized and held in Yichang, China in September 2016 with the City of Yichang as hosting partner. The 2nd MOBILIZE summit was held June 2017 in Santiago, Chile where 20 countries, 52 cities, and 185 participants came together to learn from the mobility and access lessons offered by Santiago and discuss the theme around just and inclusive cities.

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Christina Olsen

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