Talking Transport Transformation

S02-E06 | Urban Mobility in Tirana with Anuela Ristani

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Anuela Ristani is the Deputy Mayor in Tirana, the capital city of Albania. As the city faced rapid urban growth in the last decades the government had to find a way to face the challenges coming along with uncontrolled urbanization. Tirana’s leadership saw a sustainable mobility concept as a solution for using the available space as efficiently as possible and creating a more livable city at the same time. In this episode we talk with Deputy Mayor Anuela Ristani about the challenges Tirana faced and the solutions the government put forward to solve them.

S02-E05 | Investing in active mobility with Carly Gilbert-Patrick

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Why is it that the benefits of active mobility have been widely underestimated? In this episode Carly Gilbert-Patrick will bring us closer to an answer. As the Team Leader for “Active Mobility, Digitalisation & Mode Integration” at the UN Environment Programme she is working with countries around the world in support of active mobility. Listen in to learn her views about economic, social and ecological advantages of walking and cycling and what should be done do to accelerate investment in human-powered transport.

S02-E04 | Curbing Traffic with Melissa and Chris Bruntlett

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In 2018, Melissa and Chris Bruntlett became the unofficial ambassadors for Dutch cities with the publication of their first book “Building the Cycling City: The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Vitality”. In June 2021, they published their second book: “Curbing Traffic: The Human Case for Fewer Cars in Our Lives”, telling their very own personal story since their move to Delft, and looking beneath the surface to explore why the model of an equitable and accessible city works so well in the Netherlands. The book emphasizes the benefits that a pedestrian- and cycling-friendly city offers for citizens on a psychological and sociological level.

S02-E03 | Data for Public Transport with Devin de Vries

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Public Transport remains the backbone of mobility systems in major cities around the world. And as urbanization continues, the formal and informal public transport services in mega cities grow and change constantly. What is key to utilizing the full potential of public transport and to increase its attractiveness for commuters is information about how and where these services can be accessed - or even where they are currently obstructed. To understand approaches to improve public transport services, we had the chance to talk to Devin de Vries. Devin is the CEO and co-founder of WhereIsMyTransport a mobility technology company that develops products to improve the public transport experience in emerging-market megacities. Join us for the discussion on the role of mobility data and up to the hour mobility monitoring for an improved usability of public transport services.

S02-E02 | Transitioning to E-Mobility with Erika Myers

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Electric vehicles are viewed as critical for transport decarbonization. To understand how to best leverage the potentials of a large-scale electrification of the transport sector, we had the chance to talk to Erika Myers. Erika works as Global Senior Manager, Electric Vehicles at WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. Join us for the discussion on the role of e-mobility for a sustainable mobility transformation, electrification of bus fleets and her ambition to empower women in the EV industry.

S02-E01 | Gender-inclusive mobility with Ines Kawgan-Kagan and Sonal Shah

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Urban transport is often seen as gender neutral – a road or bus system benefits all equally. But really: it´s not! Women and men have different mobility behaviors, needs and restrictions for using transport. We discuss these disparities together with Ines Kawgan-Kagan, who is managing director of the AEM Institute in Berlin and Sonal Shah from Delhi, founder of the Urban Catalysts. They will give us a better understanding on this topic and how to improve the gender equality in mobility as well as urban spaces.

S01-E10 | Welcome 2021 – TUMI’s take on the new year with Daniel Moser

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2020 turned the world upside down. All over the world, mobility activities took place in an astonishing pace and new paths were taken. A few days into the new year, 2021 promises to be no less exciting and transformative for sustainable urban mobility solutions. In this episode, Daniel Moser, Management Head of the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI), will take us through the mobility developments of the past year and give us a taste of what to expect of 2021’s mobility activities.

S01-E09 | Safe cycling as driver for sustainable mobility with James Theom

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Supporting innovative pilot projects is one of TUMI’s key pillars of action to strengthen the resilience of urban mobility systems. To tackle the ongoing COVID Pandemic, TUMI is currently developing a COVID Challenge in the city of Cuenca, Ecuador. For this episode we are happy to talk to James Theom, director at the Copenhagenize Design Company. James supports the project in Cuenca which will enable safe and inclusive cycling infrastructure in the city.

S01-E08 | Road Safety with Viktor Zagreba

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Even though city officials and planners have introduced many safety precautions for road safety throughout the last decades – we still see way to many traffic fatalities on our roads. We talk about and understand this dilemma with Viktor Zagreba from Ukraine. Viktor is a road safety activist, was advisor to the minister of infrastructure and just recently founded his own mobility consulting company. Tune in to hear how road safety can be improved and lives saved!

S01-E07 | Cycling Revolution in Bogota with Nicolas Estupinan

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Cycling has become more and more popular in many places around the world during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Especially the Colombian capital Bogotá has become famous for their bicycle friendliness over the last months. To learn how the city officials have successfully pushed cycling as a safe and healthy transport alternative, we are happy to have had the chance to talk to Nicolas Estupinan. He is the Secretary of Mobility for the city of Bogotá and shares his success factors of the transformation and how citizens respond to it.

About this podcast

We are TUMI – the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative.
Join us on a trip around the world to learn about sustainable mobility solutions in cities. Meet inspiring experts and pioneers working on resilient urban transport systems, e-mobility, gender-sensitive transport planning and many more. Our guests will be taking us from Nairobi via Bogotá to Delhi. Tune in to accelerate the sustainable transformation of urban mobility.

by Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative

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