#1_ How is COVID-19 reshaping the urban mobility ecosystems?

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The aim of the webinar is indeed to explore how cities have managed mobility during the worst phases of the pandemic by identifying some good practices, to understand how people perceived the forced smart working, and finally to acknowledge how cities can turn this tragedy into an opportunity for accelerating the process towards a more sustainable mobility.

 

Background 

The Covid19 pandemic has been abrupt changing everywhere people’s daily habits. The emergency forced lockdowns in many countries. People were forced to work, study and keep their social relations at home. 

Mobility, also inside cities, dropped dramatically. Even after most of the emergency measures have been relieved, urban mobility changed for good, because many people kept working from home at least, partially - and the fear for possible infections prevented from travelling again by public transport. It is not possible to know when the pandemic will be over, but current data and news are suggesting that the next Winter will be still dramatically affected by the Covid19 emergency. The perception is that the world will not be the same, including urban mobility. 

Expected results of the session 

The aim of the webinar is indeed to explore how cities have managed mobility during the worst phases of the pandemic by identifying some good practices, to understand how people perceived the forced smart working, and finally to acknowledge how cities can turn this tragedy into an opportunity for accelerating the process towards a more sustainable mobility. 

Agenda 

9.00  Opening and presentation of the Urban Transport Community (MED Cities)

9.10  Introduction of the topic and presentation of the speakers and of the agenda (Fabio Tomasi – Area Science Park)

9.20  Slow Streets: an action plan to make sure mobility is safe, sustainable, healthy and efficient (Mario Fava – Local Councils’ Association Malta)

9.35 Managing urban mobility in a pandemic scenario, a European perspective (Ivo Cré – Polis)

9.50 Covid19 & Smart working: an opportunity for more sustainable cities and companies (Valerio Piras, Euromobility)

10.05 Roundtable and debate open to the public

Registration link 

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