International Transit Leaders at Transforming Transportation 2012

Last week, transit leaders from around the world converged on Washington, D.C. for Transforming Transportation 2012. The two-day event, hosted by EMBARQ, The World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, Institute for Transportation Development and Policy, Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities, and the Partnership for Sustainable Low Carbon Transport, included a number of speakers suggesting ways to scale-up sustainable transportation systems.

"City is not a problem, City is a solution"

“City is not a problem, City is a solution” – Manish Bapna, the Acting President of the World Resources Institute, and Jaime Lerner discuss scaling up urban transportation innovations
Jaime Lerner, former mayor of Curitiba

Jaime Lerner, the mayor of Curitiba who successfully “metronized the bus,” sitting in front of this graph showing the explosive growth of bus rapid transit systems worldwide
Jaime Lerner, former mayor of Curitiba

Jaime Lerner describes his “urban acupuncture” approach.  A video with highlights from his keynote address is available here.

Juan Carlos Muñoz, Professor at the Catholic University of Chile and the Director of the ALC-BRT Center of Excellence

Juan Carlos Muñoz, Professor at the Catholic University of Chile and the Director of the ALC-BRT Center of Excellence
Lake Sagaris, Head of Communications, Innovation and Development for Ciudad Viva and Advisory Board Member for the ALC-BRT Center of Excellence

Lake Sagaris, Head of Communications, Innovation and Development for Ciudad Viva and a member of the ALC-BRT Advisory Board

Federico von Buchwald, President of the Metrovía Foundation and Vice-President of SIBRT

Federico von Buchwald, President of the Metrovía Foundation and Vice-President of SIBRT, presents on Guayaquil’s BRT system (available below in the full post).
Guillermo Dietrich, Undersecretary of Transportation, Buenos Aires

Guillermo Dietrich, Undersecretary of Transportation for Buenos Aires, presents on the municipal government’s Sustainable Mobility Plan.
Mauricio Facio Lince Prada, Secretary of the Municipal Government, Medellín

Mauricio Facio Lince Prada, Secretary of the Municipal Government, Medellín

 

 

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