Explorative Conversations on the Mobility of the Future

The next series of REBALANCE conversations is centred around five topics which are key in defining our future mobility.  The invited discussants will dig into the current narrative associated to each topic and debate on whether there are any robust change factors that can help predict which direction or development will be favoured in the long term. Key for REBALANCE is also to explore how our values, beliefs and aspirations will affect the development of each mobility topic or, conversely, how technological progress and expected developments will question our ingrained values and beliefs, and prompt cultural change.

Values such as freedom, sense of control, self-esteem, time saving, reliability…and many more will be at the core of the conversations.

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September 9th, 2021. From 4.00 to 5.30 pm (CET)

Automated vehicles will release people from the technical constraint of driving and allow to do multiple tasks at the same time. Is total reliance on automation a real experience of freedom?

Discussants: Ghadir Pourhashem, University of Žilina & Cristina Pronello, Politecnico di Torino
Moderated by: Andrea Ricci, Isinnova

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September 16th, 2021. From 4.00 to 5.30 pm (CET)

Digitalisation has brought about a full range of new mobility services. Are we all ready to go digital?

Discussants: Benjamin Docquir, Osborne Clarke.
Guest speaker: Xavier Tackoen, Espaces-Mobilités
Moderated by: Andrea Ricci, Isinnova

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September 23rd, 2021. From 4.00 to 5.30 pm (CET)

Signs towards greener transport choices are emerging in Europe. Are environmental and health concerns playing a real role in fostering modal shifts?

Discussants: Andreu Ulied, Ersilia Foundation & Robert Braun, Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS) in Vienna
Moderated by: Andrea Ricci, Isinnova


September 30th, 2021. From 4.00 to 5.30 pm (CET)

The future role of the car is uncertain. Owning a car does it still make us feel like we can go anywhere and do just about anything?

Expert: Jens Schade,Technische Universitaet Dresden (TUD)
Guest Speaker:
Stefan Gössling, Professor at Management and Service Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences at Lund University, Sweden
Moderated by: Andrea Ricci, Isinnova


October 7th 2021

Living, working and shopping patterns are changing in Europe and transforming our urban context. Which values and factors are shaping these changes: desire for green vs. efficiency and convenience?

Experts: Université Gustave Eiffel
Moderated by: Andrea Ricci, Isinnova