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Note: Updated January 26. Agenda subject to change.
8:25 – 8:55 Arrival: Check-in with building security.
8:55 – 9:00 Opening: Opening welcome on behalf of WB, IDB, ADB, EMBARQ, ITDP, CAI Asia, SLoCaT Partnership, by José Luis Irigoyen, Transport, Water and ICT Director (WB)
9:00 – 10:30 Morning Session 1: BRT achievements and challenges: Lessons learned and way forward, from Curitiba to Guangzhou and beyond
Scope and Objectives: Provide a global perspective of the advances in BRT worldwide, with special focus on areas of improvement derived from analysis of case studies.
- Introduction by session host: Darío Hidalgo (EMBARQ)
- An overview of recent worldwide developments in BRT – Walter Hook (ITDP); special mention of Johannesburg, Ahmedabad, Guangzhou, Lima
- TransMilenio 10 years and the future: integrated mass transit system– Fernando Páez (General Manager, TRANSMILENIO S.A., Bogotá, Colombia)
- Lessons of experience from implementation of BRTs in Africa, South, and East Asia - O.P. Agarwal (World Bank) and Colin Brader (Integrated Transport Planning)
- SIBRT - The Latin American Association on Integrated Systems and BRT – Luis Gutiérrez (EMBARQ)
- Panel discussion with the speakers and Q&A
10:30 – 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 – 12:00 Morning Session 2: National Transport Data
Scope and Objectives: Review the current status quo in collecting, analyzing and documenting national transport data in developing countries. Outline steps being taken to improve the availability and quality of such data and suggest an institutional mechanism to sustain improvement efforts.
- Introduction to the session: José Barbero (IDB)
- Results of survey on availability and quality in selected countries in Latin America and further efforts of IDB to improve transport data: José Barbero and Rodolfo Huici (IDB)
- Results of survey on availability and quality in selected countries in Asia and further efforts of ADB to improve transport data. James Leather (ADB)
- Suggestions for an improved institutional mechanism for the collection, analysis and dissemination of transport data in developing countries. Cornie Huizenga (SLoCaT Partnership)
- Comments representatives developing countries: Sanjiv K. Lohia (Official on Special Duty, Mass Rapid Transit Systems, Ministry of Urban Development, India)
- Comments by international organizations: Lee Schipper (EMBARQ, UC Berkeley) Lew Fulton (IEA), Jari Kauppila (International Transport Forum), Sibylle Rupprecht (International Road Federation), Thomas Hamlin (United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs)
- Questions and answers
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 14:30 Breakout 1: Public Health and Sustainable Transport
Scope and Objectives: Discuss the various aspects in which transport affects public health (mainly air pollution, lack of physical activity, road safety) and how urban development and sustainable transport initiatives help reduce premature death, illness and disabilities.
- Introduction by session host: Dr. Carlos Dora (World Health Organization, WHO) – 5 min
- World Health Organization’s perspective on public health & transport: Dr. Carlos Dora (WHO) – 10 min
- EMBARQ perspective, Sustainable Transport Saves Lives: Claudia Adriazola (EMBARQ) – 10 min
- Panel Discussion (moderated by Carlos Dora): How are the development institutions incorporating sustainable transport in their health and road safety portfolios? : Anthony Bliss (WB), Alejandro Taddia (IDB), James Leather (ADB) – 60 min (10 min per person, then open for Q&A)
13:00 – 14:30 Breakout 2: Freight & Logistics
Scope and Objectives: The importance of freight and logistics has not been reflected in the discussion on sustainable transport. This session presents challenges faced in the freight and logistics sector and presents initiatives in Latin America and Asia to enhance the sustainability of freight and logistics.
- Introduction to the session: Chair Rodolfo Huici (IDB)
- Overview of logistics and freight transport in LAC; urban logistics, land use, efficiency and assessment methodologies: Pablo Guerrero (IDB)
- Strengthening Asian Transport Network to facilitate regional trade in Asia: Tyrell Duncan (ADB)
- Green Freight Initiatives in China and Brazil: Ke Fang (The World Bank)
- Working towards a Green Freight Program in China and Asia: Bert Fabian (CAI-Asia)
- Questions & Answers
14:30 – 15:00 Coffee Break
15:00 – 16:30 Breakout 3: Role of Motorcycles & Rickshaws in Sustainable Transport
Scope and Objectives: Discuss the emerging role of 2 and 3-wheelers in different geographies and alternative policies to manage growth from an urban sustainability perspective.
- Introduction by session host: O.P. Agarwal (WB)
- Understanding the emerging role of motorcycles: a political economy perspective - Ajay Kumar (WB)
- Motorcycle policies in China: Zhu Xianyuan and Walter Hook (ITDP)
- Auto-rickshaws: Part of Indian Sustainable Transport: Madhav Pai (EMBARQ, India)
- Motorcycles in Latin America: Ricardo Montezuma (Fundación Ciudad Humana)
- Panel discussion with speakers and Q&A
15:00 – 16:30 Breakout 4: Sustainable Transport & Urban Development
Scope and Objectives: Institutional challenges and real-world examples of integrating land use and transport planning in master plans and projects.
- Introduction by session host: Sam Zimmerman (WB)
- Spatial development and public transport - lessons from China: Shomik Mehndiratta and Andrew Salzberg (WB)
- Integrating sustainable transport principles in housing megaprojects, the case of Aguascalientes, Mexico: Salvador Herrera (EMBARQ, CTS México)
- Review of Indian Cities Urban Development Practices: the Cases of Hyderabad, Bangalore, and Ahmadabad: Professor Shivanand Swamy (CEPT University India)
- Growing Wealthier: Smart Growth, Climate Change and Prosperity: Charles Kooshian (Center for Clean Air Policy)
- Questions and Answers
16:30 – 16:45 Break
16:45 – 18:15 Closing Session: Scaling Up Sustainable Transport in Developing Countries
Scope and Objectives: Clarify the scope for future action on sustainable transport in developing countries by MDBs and leading NGOs.
- Introduction by session host – emphasizing the need to act now to curb motorization: Cornie Huizenga (SLoCaT)
- Statements on future action for sustainable transport and scope for joint actions among Multilateral Development Banks and Non-Governmental Organizations: Tyrrell Duncan (ADB), Nestor Roa (IDB), Marc Juhel (WB), Bert Fabian (CAI-Asia), Clayton Lane (EMBARQ), and Michael Replogle (ITDP)
- Facilitated discussion with panel members focusing on complementarity among partners, barriers to coordination and suggestions on how to overcome these
- Questions & Answers from the floor