Sustainable mobility requires an integrated suite of safe, convenient and accessible travel options, a compact and mixed-use built environment, and a supportive framework of policies and programs. It improves transportation choice, balances supply and demand, limits environmental impacts, creates economic opportunities, and fosters partnerships among government, business and the public. The Sustainable Mobility Summit 2012 will be a four-day conference featuring Canadian and international experts speaking to the effort of achieving the balance in sustainable mobility as a means of shaping urban spaces and travel choices.
2012 Program Format
Two session formats will be offered this year. Presenters are invited to indicate their preference upon abstract submittal.
SNAP or Pecha Kucha - 20 slides @20 seconds per slide – a total of 6.40 minutes per presentation – stimulating ideas and innovation.
Regular concurrent panel session – 3 presenters at 20 minutes each.
Plus, given their ongoing popularity, we’ll be
offering local tours and including dynamic breakout/
roundtable sessions - facilitating interactive creative
discussions on focused topic areas.
Today’s communities face signiﬁcant challenges maintaining their quality of life, and sustainable mobility strategies can help them reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation, improve air quality, boost physical activity, preserve greenspace, reduce trafﬁc congestion and increase access to opportunity. The Sustainable Mobility Summit 2012 is an opportunity for delegates to exchange ideas, share experiences and enhance cooperation. It will explore the idea of sustainable mobility as a key to human and ecosystem health, economic growth, transportation efﬁciency and quality of life in our communities.
Present in Hamilton and experience one of Ontario’s most diverse cities in terms of culture, industry, architecture and natural areas. Hamilton offers a wide variety of multi-modal transportation systems, an experienced and educated workforce and strong educational partnerships that are producing the city’s future economic leaders. This medium sized Canadian City is well on its way to diversifying from its traditional manufacturing roots into high tech industries, a centre for research and development, high quality health care and a culture and arts renaissance. It is also planning for a transportation network that can meet the city’s new and diverse needs and act as a catalyst for future revitalization.
Transportation Demand Management (TDM) is focused on inﬂuencing travel behaviour. Describe successful strategies, plans, programs and initiatives that have enhanced sustainable mobility in your community. Examples include social marketing campaigns, promotion of cycling and walking for short trips, ridesharing initiatives, carsharing services, traveller information systems, pricing strategies.
Sustainable mobility starts with supportive land use policies, practices, and implementation. Showcase your successes with transit-oriented development, site design, and economic development.
Discuss innovations in expanding awareness and use of mobility options such as transit, cycling, walking, ridesharing, telework, and carsharing.
The environment is a growing catalyst for sustainable mobility initiatives. Describe how sustainable mobility strategies are affecting air emissions and climate change.
Improvements in physical activity and air quality are key outcomes of sustainable mobility strategies. Describe how policies, programs, initiatives, services, tools and resources have helped improve health in your community by reducing physical inactivity and air pollution.
The seamless integration of travel options is vital to sustainable mobility. Present best practices in areas such as walking and cycling access to transit, mobility hubs, complete streets, parking, and multimodal marketing.
A comprehensive and targeted policy framework is vital to success. What policies, legislation and funding are required,and where are they lacking? How can partnership and collaboration help?
TDM tools, resources, strategies and outreach initiatives typically focus on workplaces, schools, or neighbourhoods. Describe innovations, best practices and successes in travel planning activities.