UCL participated in the International Transport Forum on May 12 to present the HARMONY’s paper: “Barriers and opportunities in sustainable urban mobility planning in response to the Covid-19 pandemic”. The presentation was led by Christina Georgouli from UCL within a wider discussion about the transport planning response to Covid-19.
What is the International Transport Forum?
The International Transport Forum (ITF) at the OECD is an intergovernmental organisation with 62 member countries. ITF organises global dialogue for better transport, that is considered as a key sector when it comes to sustainable development. Acting as a think tank for transport policy, the ITF organises the Annual Summit of transport ministers.
In 2021, ITF organized the Pre-Summit Research Days on the 11th and 12th of May. The objective of this event was to gather researchers and top academics in the field of transport innovation for sustainable development for mobility during the Covid-19 pandemic.
It is important that research results are brought into practice to address issues that will benefit from discussions about micromobility and active transport, transport innovation for rural and remote areas, low-carbon vehicle technologies, transport innovation and Covid-19 recovery.
How did HARMONY participate?
HARMONY was invited to participate on the pre-Summit to present the UCL’s research paper: “Barriers and opportunities in sustainable urban mobility planning in response to the Covid-19 pandemic”. UCL presented advancements and key findings of this paper during the parallel session 5: “Transport Innovation and COVID-19 recovery: dealing with pandemic”.