september, 2023

thu07sep16:30thu18:00Mobility Talks 21: (Re)-connecting cities: mobility, people, and places16:30 - 18:00

Mobility Talks 21: (re)-connecting cities: mobility, people and places

Event Details

Transitioning to smart and low carbon mobility requires a shift in mode use within our cities. Encouraging sustainable mobility choices both in the centre and outskirts means re-thinking mobility systems to make our activities more climate neutral, liveable, and inclusive.

Part of this consists in re-arranging public space to bring amenities and people needs closer to where they live. Tactical urbanism, such as greening and repurposing of existing infrastructure – like parking spaces – are great tools to reach this goal and create more healthy streets for liveable communities.

In this Mobility Talks ‘(Re)-connecting cities: mobility, people, and places’, panellists will discuss transition strategies to more liveable spaces, covering aspects from street design to access management and land use in cities. The discussion will touch upon – among others – the impact of such changes to the public space and the role of engagement with citizens and stakeholders to plan more walkable and more pleasant streets.


Alexandra Gomes

Alexandra Gomes is a Research Fellow responsible for coordinating LSE Cities‘ spatial analysis across multiple projects.

With her strong interdisciplinary skills, she connects various urban dimensions. Her work focuses on socio-spatial comparative analysis, urban policy, inequalities, urban health, sustainable mobility, public space, sensescapes analysis, and visual communication.

She has extensive experience in leading research across diverse scales and geographies, encompassing Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. Additionally, she holds a PhD in Planning Studies from UCL Bartlett School of Planning, where she actively contributes as a Teaching Assistant.

Maximilian Jäger

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.

Philippe Rapin

Philippe serves as the co-founder and CEO of Urban Radar. Urban Radar’s cutting-edge technology empowers municipalities around Europe to plan for sustainable mobility strategies particularly in the domains of curb management and planning for transportation of goods (logistics). 

Before establishing Urban Radar in San Francisco back in 2019, Philippe accumulated experience in leadership roles within Mott MacDonald, one of the top 5 global engineering consulting firms. His last position was Vice President Consulting Americas.

Philippe’s expertise and contributions have earned him recognition as one of the distinguished World Economic Forum’s 150 Global Urban Leaders. Moreover, he has actively contributed to the field of public-private partnerships, serving as a board member of the National Council of P3 in Washington DC.

In addition to these achievements, Philippe imparts his knowledge and insights as a lecturer at the Stanford University in California.



(Thursday) 16:30 - 18:00