Following the CODATU mission in Dakar in January and various preparatory meetings, here is some information concerning the 18th World Conference of CODATU:

Dates: from 9 to 11 November 2020: SAVE THE DATE!

Place: Abdou Diouf international Conference Center in Diamniadio, Dakar

Main topics:

  • Digital revolution and urban mobility: what are the development scenarios of actual systems and new opportunities for developing cities? How can South cities “leap-frog” over some stages of mobility development?
  • Urban transport system, governance and sustainable economic model (investment and operation): what institutions, what xapacities and what funds to meet the challenges of the future?
  • Paratransit: how to successfully professionalize the sector? What are the levers for action to integrate paratransit to a more global, physic and institutional mobility system?
  • Urban sprawl and mobility: how to avoid the scenario of a low-density city and make the city accessible for people living in suburbs? How to overcome the difficulties of urbanism-transport integration?
  • Active transports: how to develop their part in developing cities?

– New to this edition:

  • A Prize for innovation in urban mobility
  • A special session for Mayors and mobility Managers of african cities
  • Special sessions for private sector
  • A session to mark the 40 years of CODATU: how mobility policies have moved in the past 40 years and what are the trends for the future?
  • A site visits in Dakar: TER, BRT project, new town

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