Urban Sustainability R&D Congress 2011
Urban Mobility Track

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The Urban Sustainability R&D Congress was held at Matrix Building, Biopolis, Singapore, on 27-28 June 2011. More than 900 participants from research institutes, government agencies and industry attended the 2-day event.

The theme of the inaugural Urban Sustainability R&D Congress is "Collaborate, Innovate, Integrate". This Congress provides a new national platform for government agencies, research institutes and private sector companies to continue this story of collaboration, innovation and integration. It is where people can come together to build on existing urban solutions, develop future capabilities, create economic opportunities, tackle Singapore's resource constraint, and address sustainable development challenges.

The programme on Day 1 (Monday 27 June 2011) started with the opening speech by guest-of-honour Minister of State for National Development Mr. Tan Chuan-Jin, followed by the R&D award, and the keynote plenary session. In the afternoon, representatives from government agencies presented the national challenges and responses, as well as showcases of living laboratories.

images There were 23 exhibition booths from research institutes, government agencies and industry outside the theatrettes.

The programme on Day 2 (Tuesday 28 June 2011) was organised in 5 concurrent tracks, namely, Sustainable Urban Living, Urban Mobility, Green Building, Urban Ecology, and Food. More than 50 experts presented on the R&D challenges, funding opportunities, collaborative projects, etc.

The Urban Mobility Track consists of four sessions, including three R&D challenges: Understanding and Influencing Travel Behaviour; and a plenary session.


Presentation Materials of the Urban Mobility Track

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R&D Challenge 1: Understanding and Influencing Travel Behaviour
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  • The 3R Challenge
    Mr. William Wong, Director (Corporate Development & Research), LTA
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  • Future Urban Mobility
    Associate Professor Peh Li-Shiuan, Principle Investigator, Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research & Technology (SMART)
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  • Mobility & Transportation Planning
    Dr. Alexander Erath, Senior Researcher, Singapore-ETH Center (SEC) for Global Environmental Sustainability
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  • Q&A, Discussion
    Chair: Assistant Professor Paul Barter, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS


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R&D Challenge 2: : Making Transport Systems Smarter
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  • Analytics for Smart Transport
    Dr. Min Wanli, Research Scientist, IBM Global Business Services (Singapore)
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  • Complete Mobility
    Mr. Markus Zachmeier, Senior VP of Siemens Mobility Singapore & Division Cluster Lead ASEAN
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  • Intelligent Transport Systems
    Mr. Sing Mong Kee, Vice President (Commercial Business) & Head (Mobility & Telematics), ST Electronics (Info-Comm Systems)
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  • The car2go Car Sharing System
    Mr. Jörg Firnkorn, Research Associate, University of Ulm, Germany
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  • Q&A, Discussion
    Chair: Associate Professor Lee Der-Horng, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, NUS


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R&D Challenge 3: Making Transport Systems Greener
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  • Electromobility in Megacities
    Professor Harry E. Hoster, Scientific Director, TUM-CREATE
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  • Green Transport Infrastructure
    Mr. Adrian Cheong, Deputy Director Mechanical & Electrical Services, LTA
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  • R&D of Eco-Friendly Urban Cars
    Associate Professor Lu Wen Feng, Department of Mechanical Engineering, NUS
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  • Q&A, Discussion
    Chair: Professor Subodh Mhaisalkar, Executive Director, Energy Research Institute@NTU (ERI@N)


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Panel Discussion - Public-Private-Academic sectors collaboration for a more sustainable transport system for the future
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Chair: Mr. Lew Yii Der, Group Director (Corporate Planning & Research), LTA

Panelists: Peh Li-Shiuan; Markus Zachmeier; Harry Hoster; Lu Wen Feng
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