september, 2022

thu01sep15:30thu16:30Mobility Talks episode 15: How far is local?15:30 - 16:30

Event Details

Accessible and inclusive places are central to liveable cities and sustainable mobility. In recent years planning concepts have been developed to improve citizens’ access to amenities that matter to them. Several such concepts have been acclaimed internationally, like the Piazze Aperte in Milan or the 15mn-city in Paris. The implementation of these concepts has been mostly focused on city centres so far, and their extension to wider agglomerations deserves special attention.

In this Mobility Talk, experts will discuss solutions to make cities and agglomerations more liveable thanks to citizen-centered planning focused on proximity and fostering active mobility. From social justice to convergence in citizens’ preferences, this Talk will touch upon key elements of the upcoming EIT Urban Mobility study on mobility and accessibility.

Meet our speakers:

Benjamin Buttner, head of the EIT Urban Mobility Doctoral Training Network

Dr. Benjamin Büttner is the head of the Research Group on Accessibility Planning at TUM. He received his PhD in engineering after having completed a German Diploma in geography. He currently works in the fields of accessibility planning and decision and policy making. Urban and transport planning, as well as governance, are the foci of his professional skills. He led multiple research projects ranging from regional to European level. He is the founding co-editor-in chief of the Journal of Urban Mobility and is also on the editorial board of the Journal of Transport Geography. Since 2019 he is the head of the EIT Urban Mobility “Doctoral Training Network”.

Samuel Alvarado, CEO and co-founder of ModelMe3D

He is an international urban planner and business developer with more than 10 years of experience.

He has a degree in urban planning from the Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy. 

Sílvia Casorrán Martos, Deputy to Chief Architect Office in Barcelona City Council.

Sílvia Casorrán Martos (Barcelona, Spain, 1979) is Deputy to Chief Architect Office in Barcelona City Council. She is graduated in Environmental Sciences, and part of her studies took place in The Netherlands and in Mexico. She has got 20 years of professional career in the fields of sustainable mobility and transformation of public space, working for both private and public sector. She has been an activist for more than 15 years among sustainable mobility social movements. Since 2019 she’s the Mobility Councillor for Sant Martí District in Barcelona. 


(Thursday) 15:30 - 16:30