From Transport to Mobility: A Paradigm Shift to Face the Challenge of Sustainable Cities. A conversation with Georges Amar

Date: 10/06/2011
Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location: The Puck Building, Jersey Conference Room, 3040
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604  map

In order to face the challenges of urban sustainability and to meet the opportunities of information technologies, transportation systems are undergoing a full paradigm shift. The meanings and values of our “mobile life” are changing. If the 20th was the auto-mobile century, the 21st will be the body-mobile one. Intelligent, augmented, connected; our body is the “new mode” for a modern sustainable urban mobility.

Presented by the Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management, Georges Amar hosts and informal luncheon to disucss the challenges of urban sustainability and what they mean to transportation systems and understanding of mobility.

Georges Amar is the Director of Prospective and Innovative Design at the RATP (the Parisian regional transit authority). Mr. Amar has spent the majority of his professional life as an engineer, graduating from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines in Paris. He has focused on urban transportation in various aspects, which he further explores in his latest book, Homo Mobilis – the new age of mobility.