Transforming Mobility, Access and Delivery in Cities

Tuesday October 28th, 2014


  • Anders Brännström, Chair of the Board, Volvo Research and Educational Foundations
  • Xavier de Sousa Briggs, VP, Ford Foundation
  • Elliott Sclar, Director, Center for Sustainable Urban Development

Keynote Speaker

Cabinet Secretary Anthony Foxx, United States Department of Transportation with Q&A

Discussion with Pete Donohue, New York Daily News


  • Bob Yaro, President, Regional Plan Association)
  • Joan Byron, Director of Policy, Pratt Center for Community Development
  • Jon Orcutt, Former Director of Policy at the NYC Dept. of Transportation

Second Panel: Foundations and the Access Agenda

A conversation with Don Chen, Senior Program Officer, Ford Foundation

  • Anders Brännström, Chair, Volvo Research and Educational Foundations
  • Michael Meyers, Managing Director, Rockefeller Foundation
  • Shin-pei Tsay, Director Research and Development, TransitCenter

Third Panel: Improving Access in Cites: Challenges and Opportunities

Moderator: Michael Replogle, Managing Director for Policy, Institute for Transportation and Development Policy

  • Linda Bailey, Executive Director, National Association of City Transportation Officials
  • Michael Myers, Managing Director, Rockefeller Foundation
  • Elliott Sclar, Director, Center for Sustainable Urban Development
  • Geetam Tiwari, Coordinator, Transport Research and Injury Prevention Program


  • Roger Behrens, Africa Center of Excellence in Public and Non-Motorized Transport
  • Adie Tomer, Senior Research Associate, Brookings Institution
  • George Makajuma, Transport Engineer, African Development Bank

Afternoon Keynote


  • Anthony Townsend, Senior Researcher Scientist, Rudin Center for Transportation, New York University


  • Gabe Klein, Chief Operating Officer, Bridj

Final Panel: Innovations and Insights from New York

Moderator: Diane Davis, Professor of Urbanism and Development, Harvard University

  • Frank Hebbert, Open Plans
  • John Raskin, Executive Director, Riders Alliance
  • Michael Sorkin, Director, CUNY Urban Design Program
  • Veronica Vanterpool, Executive Director, Tri-State Transportation Campaign


  • Sarah Kaufman, Digital Manager, Rudin Center for Transportation
  • Paul Steely White, Executive Director, Transportation Alternatives

Wednesday October 29th, 2014

First PanelHow to best design and implement better access in cities?

Moderator: Andres Pizzaro, Transport Consultant, Argentina

  • Bob Cervero, Professor of City and Regional Planning, UC-Berkeley
  • Juan Carlos Muñoz, Director, The Centre for Across Latitudes and Cultures Bus Rapid Transit
  • Aimée Gauthier, Chief Program Officer, Institute for Transportation and Development Policy
  • Herrie Schalekamp, The African Centre of Excellence for Studies in Public and Non-motorised Transport


  • David King, Assistant Professor of Urban Planning, Columbia University/CSUD
  • Deborah Salon, Assistant Professor, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University
  • Dorothy McCormick, The African Centre of Excellence for Studies in Public and Non-motorised Transport
  • Andrea Rizvi, Center for Sustainable Urban Development

Second Panel: Why bother about urban freight?

Moderator:  Laetitia Dablanc, Director of Research, French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Development and Networks/METROFREIGHT

  • Nomesh Bolia, Associate Professor, IIT Delhi/TRIPP
  • Joe Dack, Transportation Logistics Manager, HDR
  • Andrew Genn, Senior Vice President, NYC Economic Development Corporation
  • Stacey Hodge, Director, Office of Freight Policy, NYC Department of Transportation
  • Howard Mann, New York Metropolitan Transportation Council


  • Alison Conway, Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering, CCNY/Metrofreight
  • Michael Browne, Professor of Transport and Logistics, University of Westminster/Gothenburg Urban Freight Platform

Third Panel: Reforming the governance institutions of urban transport and land-use: What Challenges and Opportunities?

Moderator: Tom Wright, Executive Director and President Elect, Regional Plan Association

  • Rohit Aggarawala, Principal, Sustainability, Bloomberg Associates
  • Harry Dimitriou, Director, OMEGA Centre
  • Genevieve Giuliano, Professor, University of Southern California/METROFREIGHT
  • Jiang Yulin, The China Urban Sustainable Transport Research Center


  • Heather Allen, Programme Director, Transport Research Laboratory
  • Joshua Schank, President and CEO, Eno Center for Transportation)
  • Jon Orcutt, former Policy Director, NYC Department of Transportation

Final Panel: Who leads change in transforming urban mobility and how can such leadership be supported

Moderator: Margaret Newman, Executive Director, Municipal Art Society

  • Madeliane Janis, Director, Jobs to Move America/Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
  • Brad Lander, NYC Council Member 39th District-Brooklyn
  • Marc Norman, Director, Upstate: A Center for Design, Research, and Real Estate
  • Felipe Targa, Former Transport Minister Colombia/University of the Andes/World Bank


  • Karl Peet, Sustainable Transport Research Coordinator, SloCAT
  • Susan Zleinski, Managing Director, SMART, University of Michigan
  • Elliot “Lee” G. Sander, President and CEO, HAKS Group