In the first of a series of snapshot on the topics we are discussing in Shanghai next week, we’ll outline a few perspectives on key themes from the Partnership for Urban Innovation: Global Conference.
Many cities around the world face urban mobility issues such as increased road congestion, wasted time due to traffic delays, and increased energy consumption, resulting in more carbon emissions. As cities grow and change rapidly, motor vehicle use increases and traffic flow varies just as quickly, creating, or worsening, severe problems.
Innovative solutions enabling smart new services based on information and communications technology (ICT) can help cities address these issues by providing alternatives in combination with other solutions. Smart and connected urban mobility will encourage city leaders to rethink the notion of space in general, as people find new connections between physical and virtual places.
This session on the 17th June will debate the complexity of the urban mobility challenge and discuss innovative solutions required to achieve smart and connected urban mobility. Selected, prominent speakers will introduce leading, global urban mobility innovations in the area of technology platforms, infrastructure, and applications.
We’ll share content and perspectives resulting from the discussion in this session online in the conference section of the website following next week’s conference.