Future of Transport - How do we deal with it?

Are you a transport professional who is interested in understanding how best to deal with the fast-changing urban transport landscape while ensuring the shift towards zero-carbon urban mobility? Then this is the course for you! With a mix of lectures, workshops, site visits and the chance to exchange with peers this EIT Climate-KIC course will provide you with tools and methods that will give practical support in dealing with long-term planning in complexity.

NOTE! The course takes place during two sessions à 2 days. The participants should attend both sessions to get the most out of the course and the specific workshop format. However, it is possible that two persons from one organization could go to one session each.

17th of September, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
18th of September, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

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22th of October, Lund, Sweden
23th of October, Lund, Sweden

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Participants

Participants are expected to be people who are involved in implementation of transport systems and in the strategic thinking around future transport systems. This includes:

  • Public authority representatives (local, regional and national levels), particularly strategic planners, innovation managers, digitalization strategists, experts in innovative mobility systems etc.
  • Consultants who work in transport planning and strategy and who work closely with public authorities but also for other clients. Transport consultants can build their knowledge to better provide for their clients.
  • Researchers working in the fields of transport governance, transport innovation, change management.
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Agenda
Session 1
Day 1 - 17th of September, 08:30-16:30 in Amsterdam, NL
Common understanding
Day 2 - 18th of September, 09:00-17:00 in Eindhoven, NL
How to take better informed decisions
Session 2
Day 3 - 22nd of October, 09:00-17:00 in Lund, SWE
How to handle conflict of goals
Day 4 - 23rd of October, 08:00-16:30 in Lund, SWE
Bringing it all together
Loading Map

Course Objective

This course will be about how to manage the introduction of transport innovations from a public authority perspective. What mechanisms exist to test innovation, how can we evaluate the benefits of something that hasn’t been implemented yet, and what can public authorities do to support private companies in developing their innovations? This focuses very much on issues of governance and policy and understanding the role of the local authority in leading development in the right direction.

About - Short Description

Are you a transport professional who is interested in understanding how best to deal with the fast-changing urban transport landscape while ensuring the shift towards zero-carbon urban mobility? Then this is the course for you! With a mix of lectures, workshops, site visits and the chance to exchange with peers this EIT Climate-KIC course will provide you with tools and methods that will give practical support in dealing with long-term planning in complexity.

NOTE! The course takes place during two sessions à 2 days. The participants should attend both sessions to get the most out of the course and the specific workshop format. However, it is possible that two persons from one organization could go to one session each.

17th of September, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
18th of September, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

&

22th of October, Lund, Sweden
23th of October, Lund, Sweden

About - Long Description

This course is aimed at transport professionals who are interested in improving their capacity regarding how to manage new innovations in the transport sector in a manner that supports long-term sustainability principles.

Transport is a highly fossil-fuel dependent sector and needs to change radically in order to decarbonise. At the same time, there are many new innovations appearing such as new micro-mobility services, new fuel types, shared mobility solutions, autonomous vehicles etc which can radically change the transport sector. Many innovations promise to improve mobility and support sustainability goals- but do they really? And how should we deal with these solutions?

With a mix of lectures, workshops, site visits and the chance to exchange with peers, this EIT Climate-KIC course will provide you with tools and methods that will give practical support in dealing with these questions.

Background

In the transport field, we always hear of new ideas that are going to revolutionise the transport system: from hyperloops and self-driving cars to Mobility as a Service and electric cargo bike delivery services. Some of these innovations can play a role in supporting the shift to a low-carbon transport system, but how should we address them?

What we offer:

The course offers a mix of lectures, workshops, site visits and the chance to exchange with peers. We focus on practical application of theory to support the following:

  • Understanding of trends and technological innovations in the transport sector
  • Understanding of the importance of transport for climate action
  • Understanding the basics of long-term planning and decision making within complexity and how this can be applied to own challenges
  • Learning about different methods that can help to steer transport innovations to follow societal goals
  • Learning about different tools & methods to understand impacts of future technologies

Participants

Participants are expected to be people who are involved in implementation of transport systems and in the strategic thinking around future transport systems. This includes:

  • Public authority representatives (local, regional and national levels), particularly strategic planners, innovation managers, digitalization strategists, experts in innovative mobility systems etc.
  • Consultants who work in transport planning and strategy and who work closely with public authorities but also for other clients. Transport consultants can build their knowledge to better provide for their clients.
  • Researchers working in the fields of transport governance, transport innovation, change management.

Agenda

Session 1

Day 1 - 17th of September, 08:30-16:30 in Amsterdam, NL
Common understanding
  • Introduction - Setting the scene
    Getting common definitions of the Future of Transport
  • Common understanding
    Understanding the importance of transport planning for climate action
  • Climate-change and transport
  • Basics of decision making in complexity
    How to see the big picture and make long term decisions in an uncertain future?
  • Workshop I, trends
    Making sense of long term signals amidst complexity

Day 2 - 18th of September, 09:00-17:00 in Eindhoven, NL
How to take better informed decisions
  • Site visit at Brainport: Living labs and co-creation
    The role of Public authority
  • Tools to regulate innovations
    How to steer to follow societal goals
  • Lecture: Tools to understand impacts of autonomous vehicles
    How to steer to follow societal goals

Session 2

Day 3 - 22nd of October, 09:00-17:00 in Lund, SWE
How to handle conflict of goals
  • Setting the scene
    Understanding systems perspective
  • Lecture: policy conflicts
  • Learning from own challenges
    Putting your own situation into perspective
  • Workshop II, planning: Designing a future transport system (Continuation of WS 1)

Day 4 - 23rd of October, 08:00-16:30 in Lund, SWE
Bringing it all together
  • Site visit and field work
    Co-creation within transport planning
  • Workshop: Bring it all together
    How to make use of the course
  • Mapping your toolkit

Coaches & Expert

Dr. Anna Clark

Expert

Anna has worked for over 15 years in the transport field in research and innovation projects on the European level and in Sweden. Her primary interest is in working in sustainability issues in transport, and she leads the area Climate, Energy and Environment at Trivector Traffic. She brings to her work her multi-disciplinary educational background covering philosophy, mathematics, ecology and transport, and experience living in different cultures. She is particularly interested in how innovations in the transport sector can be applied and transferred in practice, and how to support stakeholder engagement to achieve this, often focusing from the public authority perspective.

Marco Valente

Workshop Expert

Marco holds an MSc in Leadership for Sustainability from the Blekinge Institute of Technology and has been a pedagogy faculty for that same course for over 5 years. As a consultant, today he provides the dialogic tools for teams to work with complex challenges, helping their processes of understanding the big picture and planning ahead amidst uncertainty. His recent work is increasingly informed by complexity theories and participatory processes of decision making applied to teams, while he uses sustainability science as overall boundaries to increase our resilience for future planning. 

Malin Mårtensson

Coach and contact person

Malin holds a MSc in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics from Copenhagen University. Now she works as a consultant within the sustainable mobility sector in various topics relating to the shift to low-carbon society. Malin often works within international projects and organizes workshops. Besides that, she works within projects on analysing possible future scenarios and their environmental goal fulfilment, regional strategies and cost-efficiency in public procurement.

3-4 other lecturers (to be announced later)

Coaches at the study visits (to be announced later)

Partner Organizations

EIT Climate-KIC

EIT Climate-KIC is Europe’s largest public-private innovation partnership, working together to address the challenge of climate change. It drives innovation in climate change through creative partnerships large and small, local and global, between the private, public and academic sectors. All Climate-KIC partners bring their industry experience to the community and are connected through the centers across Europe.

Trivector Traffic

Trivector Traffic is a research and consultancy company based in Sweden. With a strong sustainability profile, they hold a leading position in sustainable transport planning with and with 50 specialists in sustainable transport cover a wide portfolio. The company was founded by researchers from Lund University, and has always maintained a close connection to research, participating in many national and international research projects. Trivector works in education activities through a variety of specialised courses and workshops. More information? www.trivector.se

Fees & Registration

Course Fee: EUR 950 (incl. VAT)

Course Fee for Climate-KIC partners, public institutions, Climate-KIC alumni and NGOs: EUR 600 (incl. VAT). Evidence required.

Please note that spots are limited and applications will be assessed as they come in. The deadline for application is Sept 6 2019.

For further enquiries, please contact: malin.martensson@trivector.se