Monday - Deep Dive Sessions

On Monday 7 October you can join some exciting long form workshops. This is your chance to have a more deep-dive into subjects. Some workshops will take the whole day, some are 1,5 hours. But it’s all about sharing knowledge and deep dive conversation. 

These are the workshops we announce so far:

Nudging people to walk more for transport. Strategies that change travel behaviours
De Doelen

In this 3-hour workshop Alice Woodruff, Director at Active City, will share a snapshot of behaviour change insights and methods that encourage people to walk more for transport. She will present examples of successful behavioural interventions delivered in a range of settings and scales, from workplaces to whole neighbourhoods.

Participants will workshop specific strategies and apply learning to their own examples and come away with methods to apply to their local transport context.

Alice will be joined by Daan Zegwaart who will share a case study of the Rotterdam Mobility as a Service (MaaS) experiment, which applied a mobility budget to influence people’s travel behaviour.

Alice is a travel behaviour change practitioner based in Melbourne Australia. She specialises in designing and implementing strategies to manage travel demand to city-centres, major workplaces, hospitals, schools and during major transport disruptions.

Pro-walk networks: lessons learned and next steps towards a collective Action Plan
De Doelen

This workshop proposal is developed by America Walks, Como Anda (project by Cidade Ativa and Corrida Amiga) and International Federation of Pedestrians. The main goal of this workshop is to build up on the discussions had during the W21 Bogota workshop - tools, challenges and opportunities of convening local, regional and international networks of organizations so that they can work directly or indirectly with pedestrian mobility and collaborate and interact better in the future. Through dynamic and interactive methodologies, we want to share our experiences in network mapping, development, monitoring and articulation, while also allowing participants to share their stories. We want to make sure that all participants become protagonists of the activity, in a co-constructed process where we can learn from one another. The workshop will have global representation with an effort to engage many organizations from all over the world to take part and participate in this activity.

Micromobilities: a Tsunami for our sidewalks or an opportunity to rethink what sharing the road is all about
De Doelen

The issue of micromobilities is becoming a hot topic for many cities around the world. How to share the space between different users of the urban realm? This poses overwhelming technical challenges, and at a more profound level, it asks us to reconsider some of our deeply ingrained notions of ways to share space.

Cities are pressed to act, but they struggle with a lot of questions. How to deal with space management, legal recognition and backlash from the traditional users of the road space? We believe NOW is precisely the time to step back from a simple “controversy mode” and take the time and collective intelligence to address these issues in a comprehensive and holistic manner.

What is a street, a cycle-lane or a sidewalk for? Should these mobility spaces be replaced by other ways of organizing cohabitation in the face of a larger spectrum of modes and speeds?

Measuring Walking: how to collect data with few resources?
De Doelen

Despite many efforts worldwide to collect data about walking and sojourning, we lack an agreed list of walking indicators, related methodologies and data collection tools. Based on the newly developed Urban Mobility Indicators for Europe by the Walk21 Foundation, UN Habitat and the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) we will discuss if and how these indicators could become global. The goal is to develop recommendations for such a global indicator list as well as to provide input on how data can be collected by inexpensive means and easy to use tools. The discussions will take place on round tables so everyone can share their views, knowledge and ideas. Bring your experience to the table! We will also be on the street to learn how the city of Rotterdam measures pedestrian dwell time and demonstrate some measuring techniques. Measuring Walking Team (

City Wayfinding - the discipline of showing people the way to go
De Doelen

Previously neglected or simply taken for granted, walking as a mode of transport in its own right is now staking a claim to be regarded equally alongside other sustainable means of navigating a city.  A key tool in the promotion of walking is a high quality city wayfinding system, and in recent years numerous cities have introduced their own to increase pedestrian mode share. Typically, city wayfinding systems take the form of printed maps and directional panels installed on prominent signs at key locations around an urban centre. In this comprehensive, interactive workshop session, T-Kartor will draw on their experiences and examine in fine detail the many aspects of iconic city wayfinding. From early-stage development of the business case; on to the design of the system itself and how best to consider its scope; to the build of the mapping database that drives, maintains and harmonises all map products; then to the careful selection of map content and organisation of information; also to strategies for encouraging stakeholder support and funding maintenance and development.



  • Tony Pearce, T-Kartor
  • Juan Rioseco, Steer 
  • Govert de With, Municipality of Amsterdam
  • Dirk Wijffels, Royal HaskoningDHV



Attractive Cities for More Walking – Supported by Public Transport
De Doelen

In cities, over 90 percent of public transport users access stops by walking. About 50 percent of the total travel time spend travellers on foot as pedestrians. People walk to and from stops, wait at stops, and walk between stops. Research shows that the impression of walking dominates the overall experience of a public transport journey. Public transport users are also pedestrians. The commonly used expression “first and last mile” reflects by no means the extent of walking involved along journeys that include public transport rides. In three sessions, we will discuss the potential of considering walking and public transport jointly as multimodal mobility. The presentations derive from research and practice experiences and cover strategies, urban planning and design measures, and technological solutions to support walking to access public transport.

All presentations last 20 minutes except presentation nine and panel discussion, both lasting 30 min. Total time of all three sessions including two breaks: 4h and 30 min.

Convenor: Prof. Dr. Carmen Hass-Klau, CEO Environment and Transport Planning, UK; Professor emeritus University of Wuppertal, GER; Honorary Professor University of Science and Technology, Norway

Helge Hillnhütter, Associate Professor Norwegian University of Science and Technology, founder and CEO Hillnhütter City and Mobility


And presentations of:

  • Ir. Annemieke Molster, Founder and CEO Molster Stedenbouw, Arnhem, Netherlands
  • Willy Sweers, Senior policy officer for intermodality @ Metropolitan Transport Authority Rotterdam-Den Haag (MRDH)
  • Maria Meland Christensen, Urban planner and project manager, Greener Trondheim, City of Trondheim, Norway
  • Liv Øvstedal, Coordinator National Walking strategy, Department of Sustainable Urban Mobility NPRA, Norway
  • Hana Sutch, Co-Founder and CEO Go Jauntly, London, UK
The City at Eye Level - 10% of what you see, 90% of what you experience
De Doelen

In 2012 STIPO started the City at Eye Level program. A worldwide international collaboration of practitioners working on great streets and plinths. In 2017 we started Placemaking Europe, a network of European and worldwide practitioners working on placemaking. During Placemaking Week Europe, amongst others we worked with the City at Eye Level game, during which we combined sharing international theory and examples, and working on the street on creating a great city at eye level. In Rotterdam we will bring you some of the latest examples how all over Europe and the world people are working on a great city at eye level. We will go out with the group and use one of the tools (the city at eye level game) on a Rotterdam street.

Principles to Action: How to leverage mobility disruptions for sustainable, just, and joyful cities
De Doelen

The Shared Mobility Principles (SMPs) comprise a high-level guidance for urban decision makers -- produced by a working group of international NGOs -- in the context of tech-enabled disruptions in transport. The New Urban Mobility Alliance (NUMO) is an  outgrowth of the SMPs and works with urban stakeholders, from building awareness to supporting them to take action and execute on the SMPs.

This workshop, led by the SLoCaT Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport, will demonstrate how varied urban stakeholders can utilise the Shared Mobility Principles to leverage mobility disruptions within their own communities and networks.  Activities will be aimed at addressing challenges and seeking opportunities to inspire political commitment and to implement the SMPs in a diverse set of
global urban contexts. The workshop aims to equip participants with the resources to translate these principles into on-the-ground action, and to synthesise collective experience in a spirit of collaboration, creativity and fun!



  • The New Urban Mobility Alliance