CODATU XV – 2012 – Addis Ababa (Ethiopia): The role of urban mobility to (re) shape cities

CODATU XV – 2012 – Addis Ababa (Ethiopia): The role of urban mobility to (re) shape cities
Julien Allaire
TRANSITEC
Directeur des activités internationales
Publication Friday 4 January 2013

In
order to identify solutions to improve urban mobility in cities experiencing fast-growing urbanization, every two years, CODATU organizes a huge platform for reflection in which local and national governments, international organisations, donors, research scholars, transport and urban mobility experts exchange, learn and innovate.

The Fifteenth International Conference of Urban Transport (CODATU XV) was co-organized with Addis-Ababa Municipality, from 22nd to 25th of October 2012, at the African Union Headquarters. 32 years after the first CODATU conference in Dakar (Sénégal), and 10 years after CODATU X in Lomé (Togo), organizing CODATU XV in the Ethiopian capital city marked the return of CODATU in Africa. The participants were invited to report the improvements during the last ten years, and to open new perspectives for the coming one.

The International Scientific Committee, composed of 30 members from key institutions of the urban mobility sector, chose the following theme for the conference: « The role of urban mobility to (re) shape cities ».

This theme has been structured around four sub-themes:

-Which Governance to promote sustainable mobility?

– How to plan cities of the future ? Which articulation between transport and urban planning ?

– Which kind of transport are required? How to manage traffic ?

– How to include the populations in the transport policy ?

PROGRAMME

General_Program [EN]

[DOCUMENT] Transportation challenges in a booming city [EN]

COMMUNICATIONS

Scientific Opening

THEME 1 : WHICH GOVERNANCE TO PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY?

Plenary session

Session 1A : Transport governance : the importance of a suitable legislative framework

Session 1B : Transport Authorities : lessons from the ongoing work in developed and developing agglomerations.

Session 1C : Financing public transport : innovative practices

Session 1D : Urban development strategies

THÈME 2 : HOW TO PLAN CITIES OF THE FUTURE ? WHICH ARTICULATION BETWEEN TRANSPORT AND URBAN PLANNING ?

Plenary session

Session 2A : Urban planning and transport : the challenge of an integrated planning

Session 2B : Planning urban transport networks

Session 2C : Urban mobility : its relation with urban renewal and urban design

Session 2D : Public transport system : conception and models

THEME 3 : WHICH KIND OF TRANSPORT ARE REQUIRED? HOW TO MANAGE TRAFFIC ?

Plenary session

Session 3A : High quality public transport : many lessons to learn

Session 3B : Transport policy : handling practical impacts

Session 3C : The status and the role of Intermediate Public Transport in mobility policies

Session 3D : Inclusion of Intermediate public transport in mobility policies.

THÈME 4 : HOW TO INCLUDE PEOPLE IN THE TRANSPORT POLICY ?

Plenary Session

Session 4A : Improve access to economic and social opportunities

Session 4B : Learn how to analyze socio-economic impacts of mobility behaviours

Session 4C : Low cost mobility options for all

Session 4D : Road safety issues

SCIENTIFIC CONCLUSIONS

By Nico Mc Lachlan, Président of the International Scientific Committee of CODATU XV.

Conclusions Scientifiques