Shaping the Future of Urban Transportation, with New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim – Live Webcast
January 18, 2013
9am EST (2pm GMT) or convert time
Today, more than half the world’s people live in cities. By 2030, the figure will be close to 65 percent and growing. The fastest urbanization is taking place in developing countries, where cities are scrambling to provide the services and transportation infrastructure their residents need and, at the same time, prepare for a future influenced by climate change. The choices city leaders make today, particularly in transportation, will lock them into urban development patterns for decades to come.
On January 18, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg engaged in a live streamed conversation about shaping the future of urban transportation.
The session was part of the 10th annual Transforming Transportation conference, hosted by the World Bank and EMBARQ. Senior decision makers and transport experts from around the world will discuss the future of sustainable transport. Read up on the issues in these 2012 World Bank reports: Turning the Right Corner: Ensuring Development through a Low-Carbon Transport Sector; Transforming Cities with Transit; and Inclusive Green Growth: The Pathway to Sustainable Development.
Moderator: Zanny Minton Beddoes, Economics Editor for The Economist
Speakers: Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor of New York City; Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank Group