NextGen Cities: What will the future of urban mobility look like?


Thursday, 9th September, 10:00-11:15 CEST

Flying taxis, autonomous ground transportation and electric water vehicles. Here is a look at what our cities might look like in a few years' time; discover the analysis of three experts on the potential of decarbonizing urban environments through action on transport modes.

The objective of this session is to present the work, research, experience, and constructive feedback of 5 experts. In this space, city officials, experts and researchers from all fields can learn more about the current state of research and implementation, main challenges, and obstacles to the development of future mobility systems and thus imagine synergies across their own research fields.


During the session, participants will first have the opportunity to listen to 4 presentations of 8 to 10 minutes each in a common collaboration space. Afterwards, the experts will discuss the main challenges identified and related to energy efficiency during 20 min., all facilitated by an expert in mobility in urban environments.



Participants will:

  • Have an overview of ongoing work in the categories mentioned above
  • Expert views on the future, trends in urban mobility
  • An overview of the main challenges and obstacles to the development of future mobility systems


10.00 – 10.05 | 5 min | Welcome and introduction.

10.05 – 10.45 | 40 min | Experts’ presentations.

10.45 – 10.50 | 5 min | Identification of major issues – initiation of the discussion.

10.50 – 11.10 | 20 min | Topic debate focused on the energy aspect.

11.10 – 11.15 | 5 min |  Summary of the discussion, conclusion, and thanks.


Wim De Kinderen

Senior Professional in EU Affairs

Stefano Tarantola

Scientific Officer at the Joint Research Centre