Thursday, September 22
|09:00 - 10:00||Keynote Address: Rehana Moosajee||Three Gorges Ballroom|
|10:00 - 10:15||BREAK||Ramada|
|10:15 - 11:00||Lead Your Own Discussion- Participant Proposed||Ramada|
|11:00 - 12:30||Plenary: Urban Development As If People Mattered|
By 2050, the urban population will increase by 2.5 billion people. Cities will need to guide growth. The question is how. Much of this growth is expected to occur in mid-size cities in Asia and Africa. This session will explore strategies that cities can use to foster inclusive growth and disrupt current unsustainable development that isolates segments of the population.
|Three Gorges Ballroom|
|12:30 - 13:30||LUNCH||Ramada|
|13:30 - 15:00||Break-out Sessions:|
I. Informal, Disruptive, and Transformative: Shared Mobility & On-Demand Transport
The mobility ecosystem in many cities, especially in the Global South, has long been a complex web of service providers and transport mode types. New technologies are making it easier to locate and connect to these informal modes. This session will focus on the range of modes that have long served many communities and new potentially transformative modes that have recently emerged with the promise of creating attractive alternatives to car ownership.
II. Roads Are Not Enough: Managing Demand and Capacity
After decades of building roads, cities are addressing the negative impact of increased car trips. Travel demand management strategies decrease driving and help create a cross-subsidy for sustainable travel modes. A robust mobility ecosystem moves more people and increases overall access to destinations. This session will focus on best practices in structuring travel demand management programs and promoting them to the public.
III. Smart Cities, Smart Citizens: Using Data for Planning and Engagement
Smartphone-based data collection and other crowdsourcing channels is opening up new possibilities for a more informed approach to planning. Governments and citizens equipped with data can in theory make better decisions about the future of their cities. This session will focus on how the latest crowdsourcing and data collection means are helping to address citizen needs.
IV. Urban Freight: Managing the Flow of Goods in Rapidly Growing Cities
[This session is off-site at the Yichang Logistics Park and includes a site visit]
Part I: Panel
Efficient urban freight flows play a central role in the growth of mid-size cities, but add challenges with impacts on local communities and regional traffic congestion. This session will explore a new approach to freight planning and creating platforms for the public and private sectors.
Part II: Site Visit [see below]
|15:00 - 17:00||Site Visits:|
i. Transformed Corridor: Bus Rapid Transit & Intersection Design
ii. Cycle Yichang
iii. Walkability Tour to Canal Park
iv. Three Gorges Logistics Park Tour Site Visit
[This site visit is apart of the Urban Freight Break-out Session]
|Meet in Ramada Lobby|
|18:00 - 20:00||Special Reception Dinner||Yiheshangjing Gardens|