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Institutional Cooperation in urban and regional mobility: call for speakers

A seminar on institutional cooperation in urban and regional mobility is going to be organised in Munich, Germany on 26 November 2014 by the PUMAS project.

Practitioners interested in presenting and sharing their experiences are invited and called to contact the organizer of the workshop Michael C. Laubenheimer (e-mail: mcl@lbh-consulting.eu) by  the 15th October 2014. Please consider that travel and accommodation costs will be covered by the PUMAS project.

Urban and regional mobility is a complex issue. The transport of people and goods is not an end in itself; instead, it is a means to satisfy the multifaceted needs of citizens and companies. This requires cooperation and partnership beyond institutional, geographical, administrative, societal, and even language borders.

There is a long tradition of institutional cooperation in infrastructures and public transport: network planning and interdisciplinary teamwork are traditional elements of cooperation between agglomerations and their surroundings. However, the following issues should be addressed:

  • Why is institutional cooperation key in sustainable urban mobility planning (SUMP)?
  • Why does institutional cooperation seem to be so difficult today? What is so difficult? What are the critical issues of successful cooperation?
  • What are the benefits of successful cooperation to people and organizations? Where are the limits?
  • What are the methods and tools for improving exchange, creating mutual trust, strengthening partnership and achieving common objectives?

This PUMAS workshop aims to discuss these questions in a very practical and hands-on way. Practitioners from urban mobility as well as from other domains will share their experiences in short warming-up presentations and make it possible for all workshop attendees to grasp this experience in role-plays which will involve everybody.

This PUMAS workshop targets young and experienced

  • planners of urban/regional mobility and of energy, environment, climate change, healthcare, demographic change, social services, etc.
  • politicians in charge of urban development
  • entrepreneurs directly or indirectly concerned by mobility issues

i.e. all those who are open-minded and ready for change and a new approach to tackle issues of general interest - not via top-down or bottom-up but through cooperation.

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26/11/2014
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