Mobility is one of the biggest challenges for urban regions today. How can we shorten travel and transport distances? And how will (technological) innovation influence the spatial design of our living environment? Think of the technological innovations that can be used for more sustainable mobility, the ever more radical automation of vehicles, or the rise of bike and car sharing. How can these developments be seized as opportunities for the rethinking of regional transport systems? And how can we come up with better organized and more sustainable mobility in our spatial environment and infrastructure?

With a lecture by Paul Gerretsen (Vereniging Deltametropool) and Angelo Meuleman (expert shared mobility at Taxistop).
Debate with Pascal Smet (Brussels minister Mobility), Jan Vermeulen (chairman Fietsberaad/mayor Deinze) and Sidharta Gautama (UGent). The debate will be moderated by AWB.

Time: 19.00 - 21.00
Location: Atelier Flemish Government Architect, Ravensteingalerij 54-59, Brussels
Language: Dutch
Admission: free. Register via this link.

Designing the Future sessions
This debate is part of the debates program Designing the Future and is organized by AWB and IABR, with the Flemish Government Architect, the Flemish Association for Spatial Planning and the Brussels Government Architect.

Various global and local challenges present themselves increasingly as complex spatial issues: energy transition, the socialization of health care, sustainable mobility, and others. This has resulted in a renewed belief in the potential of design based on the assumption that it can help us realize the future that we want. At this point in time, there is a need to merge the knowledge, insights and experiences that have been produced. What are the lessons learned? And more importantly, what are the next steps? How can we translate intentions into practice? How and with whom do we start? The Designing the Future sessions are devoted to the development of a shared agenda for designing a better future.