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.
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 has hosted MOBILIZE from 2016 to 2019, bringing together over 200 practitioners each year to learn, explore and connect.
With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, MOBILIZE shifted to a virtual format, bringing together over 1,000 sustainable transport experts from around the globe in a series of workshops and presentations. As we move forward and in solidarity with our global community, ITDP will work with our winning STA cities to bring their interventions through a virtual format as we make our way out of the pandemic together.