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ITF 2022 Side Event: Resilient Transport for More Resilient and Inclusive Societies
May 20, 2022 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am CEST
About the event
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the transport system in an unprecedented way and compelled us to go back and re-think priorities. Some countries and cities have managed the crisis with more resilience, others are seizing the opportunity to build their systems better. The session will coalesce the findings of several research projects initiated on the back of the COVID response and recovery programme by the FCDO-funded High Volume Transport Applied Research (HVT) and other research. It draws on the common strands to map a way forward to build transport systems that are resilient to future pandemics and climate change shocks and keeps economies moving. It will expose some of the key findings on what is needed for more equitable and transport that leaves no one behind, particularly in times of distress.
Organised in the form of a panel discussion with a strong focus on LMICs, the session will endeavour to answer the following questions:
- What can we learn from how transport systems responded to the pandemic, especially in LMICs?
- How do we build more resilient transport for the future?
- How do we keep people and economies moving whatever the challenges and leaving no one behind?
- What kind of reforms are needed to deliver more equitable and resilient urban transport?
- How to turn policy into action?
This event is organised by the High Volume Transport Applied Research Programme in collaboration with the International Road Federation and Sustainable Mobility for All (SuM4All) and will be taking place on 20 May 2022 in person at the International Transport Forum Summit (ITF 2022).
Note: to attend this side event, you need to register for ITF 2022.
- Africa’s response to COVID-19 and its impact on transport and mobility of people and goods: a review of policy and practice in seven African countries
- Best practice on designing for equitable public transport networks through accessibility modelling in emerging COVID-19 cities
Infrastructure Advisor, Research
and Evidence Directorate
Senior Technical Director
HVT / FCDO