Transforming Transportation 2015

12 / 15 / 2014

Transforming Transportation2

Transforming Transportation is the annual conference co-organized by EMBARQ (World Resources Institute) and the World Bank. This year’s event will be hosted in the World Bank headquarters in Washington DC between the 15th and 16th of January 2015. It will focus on “Smart Cities for Shared Prosperity”, examining how smart, connected urban mobility can improve quality of life in cities.

Register here

The event convenes leading transport and urban development experts from national and local governments, multilateral development banks, foundations, civil society, research institutions, and businesses from around the world. At Transforming Transportation, they share the latest experiences, information, and best practices around sustainable transport. The preliminary agenda is now available and for more details please visit the official website.

Featured Speakers

  • Keynote: Felipe Calderón, Former President of Mexico and current Chair of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate
  • Jose Viegas, Secretary General of the International Transport Forum (ITF)
  • Robin Chase, Founder of Buzzcar, Zipcar, and GoLoco
  • Together wit more than 30 prestigious experts and professionals

Transforming Transportation aims to scale-up and advance the adoption of best practices around the world. Each year the conference focuses on a different array of topics through discussion panels, workshops, and presentations. In this case, sessions will address how the upcoming United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will impact urban transport, with an emphasis on data and technology, governance, and international financial flows.

For any questions or comments, please contact cities@wri.org.

Transforming Transportation1

Source: World Resources Institute

Photo by Mariana Gil, EMBARQ Brazil