Webinar on Modelling and Reshaping the Future of Mobility
30th March 2022, 2pm to 4pm (BST)
The whole world faces new challenges and threats, and urban and maritime mobility, together with freight transportation are no exception.
The goal of urban transports in this day and age should be to reduce or even cancel out local environmental impacts and carbon footprints, while mass transportation has become less popular due to the Covid pandemic. This implies that electrification, hydrogen and several other new technologies will be implemented at a faster pace than mankind has ever seen before, while globalization faces threats that could undermine the productive worldwide cooperation of past decades. While we wait for these new technologies to be fully implemented, the optimization of existing ones, traffic-calming, user-oriented enhancements and spreading of intermodality may represent viable and immediate solutions to address the issues.
As for maritime transport, the challenges are more or less the same, while the potential solutions are rather different. The transportation system will require technologies to reduce environmental impacts but, given the life span and size of modern ships, the implementation of new, up-to-date technologies might take decades. Therefore, optimization and enhancement of present technologies, multimodality, calming and improvement of traffic, all need to be implemented as soon as possible.
This webinar is intended to present innovative studies and techniques aimed at improving the performance of urban and maritime transport and at reducing their environmental impacts. Four different countries and four distinctive topics have been selected for this webinar on these important matters.
The webinar will consist of four 20-minute presentations selected from among the best papers presented at our 2021 conferences and also include a 30-minute Q&A session at the end for attendees’ questions to be put to the presenters.
The programme includes the following presentations:
- “Case Studies of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans and Measures Implemented in the Framework of the Sumport Project”
Marios Miltiadou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
- “Advantage of a Green and Smart Port of the Future”
Ignacio Lacalle, Univerrsitat Politècnica de Valencia, Spain
- “Measuring Transit-Oriented Development Levels: A Methodological Framework to Incorporate the User Into Modelling”
Sara Ibrahim, Alexandria University, Egypt
- “Evaluation of Structural Factors in a Third-Generation Port: Methods and Applications”
Giuseppe Musolino, University of Reggio Calabria, Italy