C. The 15-minute city – new forms of mobility to increase urban accessibility and quality of life
The 15-minute city is an urban planning concept in which most daily necessities and services, can be easily reached by a 15-minute walk or bike ride from any point in the city. This approach aims to reduce car dependency, promote healthy and sustainable living, and improve wellbeing and quality of life. 15-minute city has retained international interests and in this session the key is to develop deeper knowledge about the concept through international and Swedish examples. This session will share knowledge and insights on a 15-minute city concept and address potential/challenges in increasing accessibility and quality of life in cities. Challenges for implementation as well as inclusion of users will be highlighted in the presentations.
The conversation will be moderated by John Hultén Director K2 - Sweden's national centre for research and education on public transport.
A concept for the green city? Perspectives on the 15-minute city concept. Maximilian Jäger, Mobility expert Austria Tech.
Sustainable urban logistics - E-commerce in the 15-minute city. Josephine Darlington, program manager ASTER Alliance for sustainable e-commerce.
Shared mobility in the 15-minute city – learnings from “Rådslaget” - what is the next step for public transport and mobility services. Malin Andersson, program manager SIP Drive Sweden
Panel with speakers and moderator. Panel aim is to create a discussion based on the concept idea of the 15-minute city and to highlight challenges and opportunities in creating a sustainable accessibility.
Next step and summary reflection John Hultén.
The session will be hosted by Vinnova and the Swedish Transport Administration.
John Hultén is director for the Swedish knowledge centre for public transport, K2. He holds a PhD in political science from Lund university and has almost 20 years of experience from working with mobility and transport in academia as well as in public agencies in Sweden. His research focuses on governance, including financing and organization of sustainable urban mobility.
Maximilian Jäger is a spatial planner and economist, with a background in social innovation research. He works as expert for urban mobility at AustriaTech, focusing on innovation programming and transfer of policies for climate-neutral mobility – between others as part of the team for the Austrian national Cities Mission and in the Co-Funded partnership “Driving Urban Transitions” (DUT). In DUT he coordinates the thematic pathway on urban mobility transitions, which operates following the narrative of the 15-minute City.
Malin Andersson is an experienced innovation leader in sustainable mobility. Initially at architectural firms, further at the Swedish Rail and Transport Administrations and then eight years in senior positions at the Urban Transport Administration at the City of Gothenburg. Since 2021, she is program manager for the Innovation program for sustainable transport systems, Drive Sweden, which is financed by Vinnova, the Energy Agency and FORMAS.
Josephine has been actively contributing to the Swedish innovation system for several years within different areas. Her roles have included project management in relation to digitalisation, logistics and e-commerce and previously being Program Coordinator for the Swedish Innovation Program: Drive Sweden. As of August 2021, she is Head of ASTER, a governmentally funded initiative focused on transforming the Swedish e-commerce system to be efficient, competitive, and sustainable. ASTER funds smaller innovation projects, supports the development of new projects and, when needed, project manages them. In addition, ASTER is a neutral driving force for complex questions in need of collaborative efforts - where ASTER together with the Swedish Trade Federation supported the sector in developing "An Industry Agreement for Fossil-free deliveries", launched in October 2022.
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