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.
- 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
Wim De KinderenSenior Professional in EU Affairs
Wim De Kinderen is representing the City of Eindhoven within the Brussels based ‘Brainport Eindhoven EU Office’. As such he is a senior professional in EU affairs, and has ample experiences in building alliances and managing European networks.
Scientific Officer at the Joint Research Centre
Stefano TarantolaScientific Officer at the Joint Research Centre
Stefano Tarantola is a Scientific Officer at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. He graduated in Nuclear Engineering in 1992 and received his PhD in Science and Technologies for Engineering at the Polytechnic of Milan in 1996. He works at the Directorate for Energy, Transport and Climate conducting methodological work and pre-normative research in the field interoperability of smart electricity grids and electric vehicles. He currently runs the project for developing a living lab at the JRC Ispra for testing digital energy solutions in the context of the Ispra site modernization program.