ITF Pre-Summit Research Days 2021, took place virtually on May 11-12 under the topic of Transport Innovation for Sustainable Development: Re-shaping Mobility in the Wake of Covid-19.
The objective of the Pre-Summit Research Day is to foster better linkages between research and policy making by bringing a research perspective to the ITF Summit. Over the course of two days, the online event bought together top academics researchers and practitioners to present and discuss topics relevant to the Summit’s theme. It provided an opportunity to exchange ideas not only between researchers, but also with representatives from governments, cities, and other decision makers.
The Pre-Summit Research Day covered four topics, with special sessions dedicated to discussions on how transport innovation can support Covid-19 recovery. The discussions focused on how to:
- Seize the opportunities offered by micromobility and active transport;
- Connect remote and rural areas with innovative sustainable transport solutions;
- Stimulate adoption of low-carbon vehicle technologies;
- Use innovation to promote sustainable urban mobility in post-Covid-19 recovery.
These issues were discussed with presenters joining from Australia, Canada, Europe, Japan and New Zealand and USA.
The ITF 2021 ITF Pre-Summit Research Days was organised by the ITF, together with ECTRI, the US TRB and the WCTRS.