Transport plays an integral part in our everyday life as many of our economic and social activities depend on it. An efficient and effective transport system is essential for economic growth and quality of life for our future generations.

However, as our transport system grows in capacity and usage, achieving urban mobility pose as a big challenge especially in countries like Singapore with scarce land resources and a relatively large population. Planners of modern transportation have responsibilities to plan and build a sustainable and comprehensive urban transport network to meet the needs of the economy and the growing demand for mobility.

What opportunities and challenges lie ahead for our urban mobility landscape? What’s next for sustainable transport in cities? The upcoming Speaker Series will address these questions.

Details of the Session
Date:     10 September 2015, Thursday
Time:     3pm – 6pm (Refreshments will be served)
Venue:   SIT@SP Building (510 Dover Road #05-01 Singapore 139660)
Fee:       Complimentary

Who should attend?
Civil Engineering professionals, Traffic & Transport Engineers, academics and our students. Open to members of the public who work or study in related fields of Civil Engineering or Transportation.

Registration has closed. If you would like to attend the session, kindly email us at

3:00pm – Registration

3:15pm – Opening Address by the Singapore German Embassy & German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

3:30pm – Session by Dr. Andreas Rau, Technische Universität München (TUM), Department of Civil, Geo and Environmental Engineering

4:00pm – Q&A

4:10pm – Session by Sander De Weerd, Regional Director, UITP (International Association of Public Transport)

4:40pm – Q&A

4:50pm – Session 3 by Dr. George Sun, Deputy Director, LTA Academy

5:20pm – Q&A

5:30pm – Tea & Networking Session

6:00pm – End of Session

“Enhancing the public transport system for sustainable and liveable cities”
Dr. Andreas Rau, Technische Universität München (TUM)
Department of Civil, Geo and Environmental Engineering

Almost all cities in the region are on the way to improve their public transport systems to increase the quality of life for their inhabitants and to support the local economy. Singapore as an example plans to increase the share of trips made by public transport during morning and evening peak hours from 63% in 2013 to 75% in 2030. The presentation will give some suggestion on how to further improve the urban public transport system in the regions by reducing travel time and enhancing the travel experience for the public transport users.

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