Here is a sneak preview of the speakers of Walk21 Rotterdam. Keep an eye on our website, because soon we will introduce more of our program and speakers. For now we are proud to present:

Ben Rossiter
Victoria Walks

Make the world more walkable, is what I strive for. Walking goes to the heart of what it is to be human – the ability of all to walk in and share public space marks a community as liveable, or not. Despite its potential to deliver significant benefits to cities and people, walking is typically overlooked in planning and investment decisions. Walking has economic value for transport and recreation!


Keynote Session | Wednesday 9 October 14.00-15.00 | Economic Cause for investment in walking

Cecilia Vaca Jones
Bernard van Leer Foundation

Walking is a key part of giving all children a good start in life; it's about planning and designing a city to better meet the needs of babies, toddlers and the people who care for them is one of the best investments a city can make.


Keynote Session | Teusday 8 October 13.45 - 14.45 | Inclusivity on streets


Adriaan Geuze
West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture

West 8 developed a technique of relating contemporary culture, urban identity, architecture, public space and engineering within one design, while always taking the context into account.


Keynote Session | Thursday 10 October 09:00 - 11:00 | Thursday Closing Keynote

Tinna C. Nielsen
Move the Elephant

How can we apply behavioural insights to engage everyone in creating an inclusive city for everyone? How can we bring in the empathy, creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and diversity of human beings to innovate the city, make people walk as a means to strengthen communities and make cities more human(e)! You will experience how the human mind works and why inclusive development processes have to be designed in new ways to mitigate unconscious bias and group think. Only then we can get to access to diverse perspectives and leverage these to achieve better and more inclusive solutions.


Keynote Session | Teusday 8 October 13.45 - 14.45 | Inclusivity on streets

Lucy Saunders
Healthy Streets

It is possible to transform the way things are done so that the experience of walking is put at the centre of every decision. Healthy Streets is an effective framework for making this happen. I will be using London, UK, as a case study to show the steps taken to embed a people-centred approach to all decisions made in relation to streets and transport – from strategic direction down to the finer details. My Healthy Streets Approach is being used to tackle the big issues that undermine good intentions and underpin bad decisions. What’s the proof that things have changed and streets are being designed to improve health? The score on the Healthy Streets Check!


Keynote Session | Tuesday 8 October 11:30-12:30 | Healthy, Healthy Environment

Sonia Lavadinho
Bfluid Research

One of the big takeways of this session will be a new, more strategic way of looking at data. Addressing indicators not just as strings of numbers, but as words blocks to build up the stories, the compelling arguments that will ultimately win the day and convince others (and ourselves) that walkability matters, that becoming a more walkable city is a goal worth aiming for, and that we are indeed getting there, as shown by the milestones that data provides.


Keynote Session | Wednesday 9 October 08.30-10.00 | Wednesday First Plenary




Breakout Session | Wednesday October 14.00-1500 | CITY PUBLIC SPACES: DESIGN METHODOLOGIES







Mariela Alfonzo
State of Place

What will you have learned after they visiting my session at Walk21 Rotterdam? You can identify limitations of top-down, ideologically-based, intuitive approaches to planning and development. You will understand the benefits of data-driven, evidence-based approach to citymaking. Tie walkability to economic, safety, and environmental benefits to help justify investments in better places. You know how to use benchmarking and standards to facilitate walkability.


Breakout Session | Tuesday 8 October 13.45-14.45 | SAFER WALKING: ENVIRONMENTAL AND SYSTEMIC INTERVENTIONS


Keynote Session | Wednesday 9 October 08.30-10.00 | Plenary Session


Breakout Session | Wednesday 9 October 10.30-11.30 | Public transport discovers its love to pedestrians


City Surgery | Wednesday 9 October 15.15-16.15 | S&P for cities? Toward a global standard of walkability and urban design quality




Helge Hillnhütter
Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Data collection was partly laborious. But this will change with better IT tools to analyse video footage. In any case data shows the importance of walking in an urban context and the role of walking environments - not only for walking but equally for public transport. Cycling is also an outdoor mobility where environments matters. Easy to conclude that the character of urban environments (that we design, plan, an built) substantially influences any attempts to reduce car use.


Keynote Session | Wednesday 9 October 08.30-10.00 | Plenary Session


Jorn Wemmenhove

Walking is about more than moving from A to B. Walking can connect people to each other and opportunities in life. But too often we forget that different people have different needs to empower them to move their feet. Children, senior citizens, people with mental or physical disabilities, those living in impoverished conditions, etc. I will share Humankind’s work in different conditions in different parts of the world; Rotterdam, Tel Aviv and Rosario. How to accelerate the transition towards a city in which walking is the best possible option for all?


Keynote Session | Tuesday 8 October 13.45-14.45 | inclusivity on the streets

Shreya Gadepalli
Institute for Transportation and Development Policy

Transport systems are the pulse of every city, providing mobility, defining our quality of life, and creating a healthy environment for all. With India's burgeoning population and transport demands, decisions to build a flyover or a bus lane, to widen a road or construct walking and cycling tracks, have tremendous impact on the people and our environment. 

Some Indian cities like Pune and Chennai are on their path to reinventing their city for its people. Learn how these cities have set precedent for others to follow suit by focusing on sustainable mobility initiatives – improving walking, cycling, and public transport.


Keynote Session | Tuesday 8 October 13.45-14.45 | inclusivity on the streets

Tim Beatley
Biophilic Cities

Delegates will learn about the emerging vision and practice of BIophilic Cities--cities that place nature at the center of their design and planning, and aspire to an immersive natureful urban environment. We will also describe the new global network of cities, now numbering about twenty cities, that are pioneers and leading the way. The session will also describe the different qualities and attributes of a Biophilic City, and discuss some of the metrics and indicators being used by cities to assess and monitor these biophilic urban outcomes.


Keynote Session | Tuesday 8 October 11.30-12.30 | Healthy, Healthy environment


Frank Legters
Royal HaskoningDHV

What is our vision on how transport including walking will guide us to a healthy city environment?I will explain the role of the technical developments. And collaboration between organizations as being crucial in this journey.


Keynote Session | Wednesday 9 October 08.30-10.00 | Plenary Session

Henriette Vamberg

I will speak about People First Mobility and how a more holistic approach to public space, public life and mobility can create better outcomes, which can benefit health, sustainability and equality. Examples from Copenhagen, New York and other global cities can help to exemplify what different cities are doing to become People First – at different scales and costs.


Keynote Session | Tuesday 8 October 16.30-17.30 | Plenary Keynote



Thomas Vanoutrive
University of Antwerp

Mobility is an essential human activity and an insufficient level of accessibility which is associated with social exclusion. Walking is a travel mode that deserves more attention, not only since it is sustainable, cheap and healthy, but also for its potential to provide access to locations and activities. Given the social role of walking, justice-related issues need to be addressed. As a consequence, both walking and transport justice need to be publicly debated. A promising avenue to raise awareness among citizens is to involve them in citizen science projects which pay attention to walking.


Keynote Session | Wednesday 9 October 15.15-16.15 | Justice in traffic


Pedro Homem de Gouveia
City of Lisbon

Public spaces and transport networks can support (or harm) Community Development and Equal Opportunity. Professionals that plan, design and manage the built environment have the power (and the duty) to help it become friendly, fair, sustainable and safe for all users. Pursuing (real) pedestrian needs has taken us from accessibility standards to traffic calming, passenger comfort needs to women’s safety.


 Keynote Session | Tuesday 8 October 16.30-17.30 | Plenary Keynote


Maria Vassilakou
Former Deputy Mayor of Vienna, Urban Design and Mobility Expert

Walkability is the key to a city with high quality of everyday life, where people live because they want to; not because they have to. Rethinking the street, redesigning public space to meet the needs of especially families with young children, creating green and open spaces for people to stroll and enjoy outdoor life. Involving and encouraging community to develop and implement their own projects in public space are crucial steps of an overall strategy at the heart of a new concept of urbanism and urban design aiming to increase the share of walking in everyday trips. Concepts and solutions from Vienna can inspire other cities worldwide on their way to developing and implementing transformational inclusive agendas and managing rapid urban growth while increasing livability to the benefit of all their citizens.


Keynote Session | Tuesday 8 October 09.30-11.00 | Opening


Abdelkader Benali

I will speak about the walkability of the city of Rotterdam and the role of public space, squares primarily, as important benefactors to the experience of the walker. I will dive into the historical presence of the flaneur or walker in the city, and show how modern square, city and walking where conceived at the same period; in a way the square gave birth to the walker. I will end with concluding that the walker is the core engine of diversity in the city, going through social and ethnic borders and that a livable city is a city that invites to be walked.

Lloyd Wright
Asian Development Bank

Financing the Walkable City

Is money a barrier to better walking infrastructure?  The presentation will reveal the various financing options for better public space and demonstrate there is typically more funding than high-quality projects.  The financing options include grant sources, competitive awards, international financing institutions, bilateral financing, and national and local sources. The perception of finance as a barrier often obscures more fundamental issues around political will and investment priorities. Financing the walkable city depends more on the desire to do so and can be summed up with the axiom: “Money never starts the idea; it is the idea that starts the money.” 

Martin Guit
Organization City of Rotterdam

The Automotive development is an interesting development for the city mobility. What is the meaning of this development for the pedestrian in the city? What are the chance for the walkable City? What is the change of the use of the public space in the City. Questions and chances we will discuss during this keynote.

Matthijs van der Poel
Stichting Looprecept, Huisartsenteam van der Poel

What is the evidence for walking as a medicine?

Walking is a perfect exercise for stressreduction other mental health issues

Walking is a perfect exercise for cardiorespiratoir fitness increase

Walking is social and we all need social contacts.

What does the medical profession in the first line (such as GP’s) and the second line (hospitals) do to promote physical activity?

Mitchell Reardon
Happy City

After my session, participants will have a better understanding of how walking supports wellbeing in urban settings and how design and programming can support or serve as a barrier to walking. They will also learn about Happy City and Humankind’s efforts to engage youth in the Rotterdam neighbourhood of Bloemhof in issues around walking and public space – and the early outcomes.

Jim Walker
Organization Walk21

The progress of the Walk21 Foundation, our current priorities and activities as well as future priorities.

Mari Sanders
Film Director NPO

What will the Walk21 delegates have learned after they have visited your session?

This will be a talk without the walk. Delegates will learn how the idea of the documentary series called ‘De Rolstoel Roadmovie (The Wheelchair Roadmovie) was born and developed for Dutch national television. In this miniseries I traveled trough Europe to see how people with physical disabilities live their life and observe the world around them. What does it say about them, about the different countries they live in, and in the end; what can we all learn from their perspective when it comes to things like city planning. It resulted in a unique, humorous and honest portrait of Europe.


If you have some spare time left while visting Walk21, what would you like to visit in Rotterdam?


My favorite neighborhood by far is Delfshaven, the clash between all the building styles through the ages, the history of the Pelgrimskerk, as well as the history of the vibrant Cape Verdean culture over there is a very tasteful Rotterdam-cocktail. No idea how wheelchair accessible the neighborhood will be, but there is only one way to really find out!

Annemieke Fontein
Municipality of Rotterdam

What will the Walk21 delegates have learned after they have visited your session?

Hopefully they will be inspired and full of action to go back to their work and apply some of things they have learned from Rotterdam. For example, that it not all has to be big and expensive to enhance the use of public space for walking. That attractive public space is shaped by a combination of good program in the plints, comfortable and functional routes and enough possibilities to see and meet your fellow citizens and off course lots of green.

If you have some spare time left while visting Walk21, what would you like to visit in Rotterdam?


The dakpark and Merwe4 haven quarter because it has nice combination of harbor activities and a beautiful neighbourhood park with view on the harbor.
The Zuiderpark en Park 2 Heuvels in Rotterdam Zuid

Hans Karssenberg
STIPO, team for urban development

What will the Walk21 delegates have learned after they have visited your session?

The City at Eye Level

The City at Eye Level is a worldwide program, initiated by STIPO (team for urban development) and Rotterdam. We will learn how to create urban environments with social life, great streets where people feel at home, buildings that are human scaled with active ground floors (plinths) and users that co-create the street through placemaking.
We will also learn about system change: opening up municipal systems (creative bureaucracy), making the city at eye level a fundament for developers (place-led development), creating a financial infrastructure for civic initiatives (city maker fund), developing the European network and placemaking toolbox (Placemaking Europe).
We will illustrate with examples from our practice.


If you have some spare time left while visting Walk21, what would you like to visit in Rotterdam?

Schouwburgplein is a great case of tactical urbanism, placemaking and human scaled approach, with the community Vereniging Verenigd Schouwburgplein. STIPO has been involved from the beginning to develop the placemaking organization, programming public space, with a stunning 72 events per year, and step by step learn more about how to attract the daily social life to this square that is the heart of Rotterdam, and one of the most inclusive places in the city.


Rotterdam Central District has great potential to develop into an innovation district for the city. In the next years, a lot of new development will take place. However, the streets are still quite ‘cold’ and the organization not strong enough yet. STIPO has helped the Vereniging RCD to develop a strategy for active grounds floors and placemaking, reimagining the streets, but also reimagining the business case to co-invest for the building owners.

Sergio Avelleda
World Resources Institute

The experience in different countries, especially in Brazil, to implement projects to bring comfort and safety streets to pedestrians and cyclists, which is the barriers, how to engage local communities, how to engage public officers and shift the mindsets to understand the pedestrians protection.



Philippe Crist
International Transport Forum

Philippe Crist is Advisor for Innovation and Foresight for the International Transport Forum (ITF) at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).


His work focuses disruptive urban mobility scenarios, including automated driving, and examines how car-based and active mobility, public transport and taxis must adapt to these. He leads ITF work on data science how to leverage new and rapidly growing data sources to improve transport decision-making and is investigating how policy and regulation might adapt to an increasingly algorithmically-driven world. His work also encompasses helping public authorities think about how public space allocation, including curb management, will change under new travel practices and business models.

Nico Larco
Urbanism Next Center, University of Oregon

What will the Walk21 delegates have learned after they have visited your session?

Innovations such as new mobility and e-commerce are having cascading impacts on our cities that are affecting where we live, how we move, and where we spend our time. All of this will have impacts on urban infrastructure, quality of place, and levels of activity. These things could boost or completely hamper walking and walkability depending on how cities prepare for these changes, how they work with the private sector, and if they can shape these innovations to support community goals. This discussion will draw from North American and European examples to help attendees understand what is happening in this space, what questions they should be asking, models of public/private interaction, and how cites need to adapt to this shifting landscape.

If you have some spare time left while visting Walk21, what would you like to visit in Rotterdam?

I have visited the center a few different times, so am somewhat familiar with Rotterdam. Two things I haven’t had a chance to do that I would love to do is to visit and explore Delfshaven and to take a ride on the ParkShuttle autonomous vehicle. Also would love to hear about any key areas in regards to walkable environments that I may not be familiar with.

Thomas Rau
Turntoo and RAU architects

This entrepreneur, architect, innovator, inspirator and visionair is guided by what is needed in the future instead of what is achievable right now. He makes a huge contribution to the (inter)national discussion about sustainability and the use of renewable energy sources in architecture. When doing so he sees the current scarity of resources as a challenge rather than a threat. As ‘the most radical master builder of the Netherlands’ Thomas Rau takes a closer look at our current system and appoints the needed actions for the future. With enthusiasm, energy and humor he convinces of the radical steps needed to make the transition from sustainability to viability.

Daan Zandbelt
Board of Government Advisors

Daan Zandbelt is Chief Government Advisor for the physical living environment, and part of the Board of Government Advisors (CRa). In this role he advises central government, solicited and unsolicited, on spatial issues and the government’s role in this. Part of this advisory role is also the promotion and implementation of design research in new (government) tasks.

Daan is also an architect, urban planner and partner at De Zwarte Hond, design agency for architecture and urban planning with offices located in Rotterdam, Groningen and Cologne. He and his team work on complex urban projects that range from regional structural visions to precise spatial urban development and architectural interventions.



Andrés Felipe Uribe Zapata
City of Medellin

The delegates will have the clear knowledge of how in our city of Medellin, we build adequate and safe pedestrian mobility. They will also understand that our goal is the community through sustainable and environmental development.

Marjon Bachra

Marjon Bachra is managing director of a national foundation JOGG (young people at a healthy weight). Since 2012 she is leader of this organisation, first of Healthy Weight Covenant, since then from 2015 to the present as independent foundation. After her Master European Studies of the University of Amsterdam she started her career in 1998 at Barentz B.V. From 2003 till 2012 Marjon worked in several management positions for the ministeries of Economics Affairs, Youth and Family, Education, Culture and Sience and the Ministery of Health. In this position Marjon’s focus was on prevention and youth participation.


Celia Wade-Brown
City of Wellington

Celia will share some of the political challenges, frustrations and joys of making a city more walkable. I’ll also reflect on how there are so many opportunities to advance the walkability agenda inside and outside politics.



Karen Vancluysen

They will learn about the importance for cities to play a steering role in the deployment of MaaS to make sure that the right transport modes, i.e. the most sustainable modes, are being prioritized and not the most commercially interesting ones. Generally, cities should be in the driver’s seat when it comes to the roll-out of transport innovations and new technologies in the urban environment and make sure they align with local policy goals. This also applies to the respective shared mobility services that are part of a MaaS platform, whether it’s (e-) bikesharing, e-scooter sharing, carsharing or ridesourcing.



Giuliano Mingardo
Erasmus Centre for Urban, Port and Transport

Marjon Bachra is managing director of a national foundation JOGG (young people at a healthy weight). Since 2012 she is leader of this organisation, first of Healthy Weight Covenant, since then from 2015 to the present as independent foundation. After her Master European Studies of the University of Amsterdam she started her career in 1998 at Barentz B.V. From 2003 till 2012 Marjon worked in several management positions for the ministeries of Economics Affairs, Youth and Family, Education, Culture and Sience and the Ministery of Health. In this position Marjon’s focus was on prevention and youth participation.


Matthew Baldwin
EU Transport

 Matthew Baldwin is Deputy Director General of DG MOVE, with responsibility for the transport "modes" – land (road and rail), waterborne (including ports policy) and aviation - and multimodality.  In addition to these responsibilities, on 2 October 2018, he was appointed as European Coordinator for road safety and related aspects of sustainable  mobility, and these issues are now his main focus.   

He has served in the cabinets of Commissioner Lamy, President Barroso and Commissioner Hill, the last as Head of Cabinet.


Dr. Meleckidzedeck Khayesi
World Health Organization

Global walking and health policy

The delegates will know about the policies and programmes that the World Health Organization utilizes to promote walking given its health benefits.

Dr. Meleckidzedeck Khayesi is a human geographer with a focus on transport planning. He works at the World Health Organization, facilitating implementation and evaluation of road safety programmes in countries; preparation of policy guidance; and strengthening road safety capacity development. He is dedicated to transformative learning and local level-led policy change.




Judith Bokhove
City of Rotterdam

What will the delegates have learned after they have visited Walk21Rotterdam?
Promoting walking makes a difference to so many different targets, for example keeping the city accessible, achieving climate goals and improving air quality. I hope delegates learn and inspire each other. So that cities all over the world will encourage people to leave the car at home by making the last part of the journey fast, easy and safe. Walking is smart, healthy and for everyone.


If the delegates have some spare time left while visting Walk21, what would you advise to visit in Rotterdam?
Take a walk from the Central Station into the city centre. Follow the wide open and green space and see for yourself how city planning can create space for walking, cycling and public transport and still allow room for cars. It’s that spot where we made walking most important, creating an attractive area.

Bert Wijbenga
City of Rotterdam

I hope delegates are inspired to promote walking globally, in new ways. I also hope they have discovered Rotterdam at a friendly pace. I trust they have downloaded our Rotterdam App for some nice walking routes during their stay. We have a lot of diversity in our city. You can be who you want to be and choose any means of transport you like. This includes your own two feet, of course.

I would recommend the delegates visiting some of the ‘Big Five’. Our ‘Schouwburgplein’, for instance. Or our park around the Euromast. Quite lovely. If they payed attention during the walkshops and learned about our plans, they can image how even more beautiful, green and divers Rotterdam will be in the future.

Also Speaking:

Abdul Majeed C Evangelical Social Action Forum
Aisaule Kerikova  University of Calgary
Alena Büttner German Environment Agency
Alice Perrin  City of Paris
Alicja Pawlowska  Road and Green Areas Management
Amal Al Balushi German University of Technology in Oman
Amal Adel  Alexandria University
Amy Lewin  City of Boulder
Anastasia Tsapi  Royal HaskoningDHV
Ankita Chachra  NACTO's Global Designing Cities Initiative
Anna Broberg  Maptionnaire by Mapita
Anna Clara da Costa Marcall University of the Philippines
Annemieke Molster  Molster Stedenbouw
Antonio Gonzalez  Agence d'Urbanisme Bordeaux Métropole Aquitaine
Armand Paardekooper Overman Mecanoo architecten
Benoît Dupriez Brussels Mobility
Bernardita Calinao  Orentreich Foundation for the Advancement of Science
Beryl Dreijer Gemeente Amsterdam
Beth Sutcliffe GM Moving
Bo Bos  XTNT
Borja Ruiz-Apilánez  Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha
Brett Little  WSP
Bruce McVean  City of London Corporation
Carly Koinange  United Nations Environment Programme
Carragh Godolphin-Teague  Transport for Greater Manchester
Charity Hung  Partnership for Healthy Cities
Charlot Schans  STIPO / Urban sociologist and advisor
Chris Bristow  BetterPoints
Chris Stapleton  Stapleton Transportation & Planning
Christopher Martin  Glasgow City Council
Daniel Sauter  Urban Mobility Research
Daniela Karow-Kluge  City of Aachen
Danny van Dijk Stadsbeheer Rotterdam (city of Rotterdam)
Daria Raspopina  Studio of Transport Planning (STP)
Dick van Veen Mobycon
Dirk Iede Terpstra City of Amsterdam
Donimik Bucheli  Pedestrian Mobility Switzerland
Edna Hernàndez Gonzàlez Urban Pedestrian Mobilities
Eelco Thiellier  Royal HaskoningDHV
Els Vandenbroeck  Mobiel 21 on behalf of EPOMM
Emese Mako  Szechenyi Istvan University
Emiel Arends  Municipality of Rotterdam
Emile Oostenbrink  CROW
Erik van Hal municipality of Eindhoven
Eugenia Alvarez  Sub-secretariat of Sustainable Mobility Urban Mobility Directorate
Eva van der Velde Sneaky Fitness
Eva Aigner-Breuss  Austrian Road Safety Board (KFV)
Farzaneh Bahrami  University of groningen 
Foad Rabbani  Municipality of tehran district 6
Francesco Orsi  University of Wageningen
Frank Hart  Wandelnet
Frans Botma  Gemeente Den Haag
Frans Meijer  Initiatiefgroep Nieuwe Maasparcours
Gerard Tertoolen XTNT
Gerry Dance  NZ Transport Agency
Gert Jan Wijlhuizen SWOV
Govert de With City of Amsterdam - Department for Transport and Public Space
Giulia Tola Department of Architecture
Hana Zhauken  Almaty Development Centre
Hanne Van Herck Trage Wegen vzw
Harold Zijderveld  Stichting Wandelnet
Haruka Kawachi  Osaka City University
Heba Mousa  Heba Attia Mousa
Heidi Simon  America Walks
Heidi Wolf  New York City Department of Transportation
Helen Burnet  Deputy Lord Mayor
Hirotaka Koike  Utsunomiya Kyowa University
Ida Damen Eindhoven University of Technology
Inga Marie Wolf Planersocietät – Stadtplanung
Jacob Mason  The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy
Jan van Selm cooperation of the regional transport authorities)
Jan Vilain  Infopunt Publieke Ruimte / Voetgangersbeweging
Jan van Selm DOVA
Jan-Willem Boots Kragten
Jenni Wiggle Living Streets
Jenny Leuba Pedestrian Mobility Switzerland
Jessica Tunon Netwalking
Jody rosenblatt naderi Department of Landscape Architecture
Johan Olsthoorn City of Amsterdam
John Lieswyn  ViaStrada
Jorn Van Dijk Municipality of Amsterdam
Julia Ubeda Briones Amsterdam University of applied sciences – Faculty of Technology – Urban analytics research group
Jürgen Furchtlehner  Institute of Landscape Architecture
Karl Peet SLoCaT
Kristie Daniel  HealthBridge
Laura Nagels  Trage Wegen vzw
Laura Mansikkamäki  Sitowise Oy
Lennert Bonnier  Goudappel Coffeng
Leticia Sabino  SampaPé! and Instituto COURB
Lieve Snoeckx  Voetgangersbeweging vzw
Loredana Dazzo  Technische Universität Dresden
Luka Mladenovic  Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia
Luz Yazmin Viramontes CAMINA. Center for Pedestrian Mobility Studies A.C.
Maarten Oerlemans  Royal HaskoningDHV
Maja van der Voet IPO
Manuela Weber German Environment Agency
Marco Stout Stadslab Hoogwartier
Maria Baida  GIZ
Marijn Kik  City of Utrecht
Marko Peterlin  IPoP - Institute for Spatial Policies
Martin Chaigneau  Gemeente Utrecht
Martin Wedderburn  Wedderburn Transport Planning Ltd
Martin Knuijt  OKRA landschapsarchitecten
Martine de Vaan National Real Estate Agency the Netherlands
Matthew Trigg  InLinkUK
Matthew Rufo  Asakura Robinson Company
Matthijs de Boer METRO PED
Md Maruf Hossain Work for a Batter Bangladesh Trust
Mechteld Oosterholt City of Rotterdam
Michael Meschik  Institute for Transport Studies
Naomé Carmeliet  Voetgangersbeweging vzw (Pedestrian Movement)
Nels Nelson  Stantec's Urban Places
Nick van Apeldoorn Breda University of Applied sciences.
Nicole Pumarino  La Reconquista Peatonal [The Pedestrian Reconquest]
Norbert Nijhof  Gemeente Den Haag
Nurul Shakila  UITM MALAYSIA
Olivier Van Damme Belgian Road Research center
Oren Tatcher  OTC Limited
Pablo Carreras  Codra Conseil
Paulo Cambra  CERIS
Peter van der Mede Goudappel Coffeng
Petra Jens  Walking officer of Vienna
Philip Turner UITP
Pieter de Haan Kenniscentrum Shared Space
Putrikinasih Ririh Santoso PDW
Ramiro Levy  Cidade Ativa
Rebecca Crawford  Body Urbanist
Rebecca Karbaumer  City of Bremen
Rebecca Goodwin  Walk Toronto
Richard Clarke  FIA Foundation / Child Health Initiative
Richard van der Horst City Development Rotterdam
Rick Prins  Mulier Instituut
Riette Bosch  Rijksvastgoedbedrijf
Riikka Kallio  WSP Finland
Roberta Calcina  Associazione hub.MAT - project developer
Roberto Remes  Ciudad Humana Mexico
Roel van Rijthoven Municipality of Rotterdam
Roland Kager Studio Bereikbaar
Ryan Martinson  Stantec Consulting
Sabine Chardonnet Darmaillacq ENSA PARIS MALAQUAIS
Sally Slade  Leicester City Council
Sanna Ojajärvi  Network of Finnish Cycling Municipalities/Development Manager
Sarah Gayton  National Federation of the Blind of the UK
Saskia de Wit Faculty of Architecture
Sofie Walschap  Brussel Mobiliteit
Sonia Aguilar  WRI México
Stephanie Akkaoui Hughes De Verkeersonderneming
Stephen Edwards  Living Streets
Stuart Hay Living Streets
Tadej Žaucer  Republic of Slovenia
Tamara Bozovic  AUT University Auckland NZ
Tanja Brüchert  University Germany
Tanja Congiu  University of Sassari
Tullio Ponzi  Executive Secretariat of Urban Innovation - City Hall of Recife
Virpi Ansio  Sitowise Ltd
Vivian Luk  University of Sheffield
Waltraut Ritter  Knowledge Dialogues/University of Hong Kong

Ximena Manchego

Pontifical Catholic University of Peru
Ziwen Sun  The University of Edinburgh