MOBILIZE takes place in the winning city of the Sustainable Transport Award

June 28-30, 2017
Santiago, Chile

MOBILIZE Santiago Host Committee

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Juan Carlos Muñoz

Director of the Bus Rapid Transit Centre of Excellence

Felipe Alessandri

Mayor of Santiago

Paulina Saball

Minister of Housing and Urban Planning, Chile

Claudio Orrego

Governor of Santiago Metropolitan Region


MOBILIZE is the annual sustainable transport summit of the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), which brings together urban transport and development practitioners alongside world-class researchers to celebrate best practices and accelerate implementation of sustainable transport projects. Using research to fill knowledge gaps, activities around MOBILIZE leverage the availability of international solutions and draw on the lessons of a local case city used as a learning laboratory. Interaction between researchers and practitioners foster greater global resource allocation toward the goals of making streets, transport systems, and cities the best possible places for people.

Each year, ITDP and the Sustainable Transport Award Committee select a city that has implemented innovative sustainable transportation projects in the preceding year. These strategies improve mobility for all residents, reduce transportation greenhouse and air pollution emissions, and improve safety and access for cyclists and pedestrians. The winning city and honorable mentions are honored at a ceremony in Washington, DC in January during the Transport Research Board Conference.

The winning city hosts MOBILIZE the following June. MOBILIZE spotlights the achievements of the winning city and gives transport professionals and researchers from around the world an opportunity to experience the city as a learning lab with lessons on how to get world class projects implemented. Together, the STA and MOBILIZE highlight an elite group of international cities that inspire and catalyze more cities around the world to implement transport solutions of their own. The 1st MOBILIZE sustainable transport summit was organized and held in Yichang by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) in co-operation with the Volvo Research and Educational Fondations (VREF) and the City of Yichang.

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