Invitation to a Webinar on Urban Transport 25th November 2020

We would like to invite you to a webinar "Urban transport after the COVID-19 crisis” brought to you by Transport, Health and Environment Pan European Programme (THE PEP) held tomorrow 25 November 2020, 14:00-15:30 CET online. The meeting will be simultaneously translated into English, French and Russian and is open to anyone working on transport, health, environment and urban planning issues in national, regional and local governments, as well as to transport operators, researchers, professionals and civil society organizations.

The webinar will explore how the COVID-19 pandemic affecting current and future urban mobility and transport systems, along with urban planning? What are the risks and opportunities? What will be the “old” and “new” problems in the post-pandemic period? How will urban transport and mobility be redesigned and adapted to accommodate and/or manage new trends and emerging needs?

In addition a new WHO publication on “Supporting healthy urban transport and mobility in the context of COVID-19”, available at: will also be highlighted.

You are all welcome to join us:

Title: Reflections on urban transport in the new context emerging from the COVID-19 crisis
When: Wednesday, 25 November 2020 14:00-15:30 CET
How: When the time comes, please connect here:
Meeting ID: 999 9156 3873 / Passcode: y5f0x=gD

Programme is available in the flyer and shown here:

1) Welcome and introduction

Moderated by Robert Thaler, THE PEP Chair, Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology of Austria

WHO Regional Office for Europe representative

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

2) Equitable transport and health during and after the COVID-19 pandemic by Prof. Harry Rutter, Global Public Health, University of Bath

3) Micromobility: emerging Urban Transport Trends by Prof. Frauke Behrendt, Eindhoven University of Technology

Questions and answers

4) Healthy urban living for everyone: Utrecht’s answer to the COVID-19 crisis by Miriam Weber PhD, Senior Policy Advisor, City of Utrecht

5) Moscow transport against the virus by Alexander Polyakov, Director, Research Institute MosTransProject

6) Health is a political choice by Charlotte Marchandise, WHO Expert, Former Deputy Mayor of Rennes/President of WHO Healthy Cities French Network

Questions and answers

6) Launching of the technical guidance “Supporting healthy urban transport and mobility in the context of COVID-19”

7) Closure

Read more about the meeting and learn more about THE PEP:

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