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Speaker

Director, Urban Mobility, World Resources Institute

Date & Time

Friday Fri, 14 Apr 2023

Location

Bangalore International Centre
7, 4th Main Road, Domlur II Stage
Bangalore, Karnataka 560071 India

Bengaluru, a rapidly growing mega city in India is posed with rapid economic development and population growth. The city is at cross roads when it comes to defining a developmental path through various sustainable measures. With the transport sector being one of the major contributor for local GHG emissions, it is important for the city to leap frog towards sustainable mobility through rapid investments into public transport and active mobility. A handful of cities across the world have been trying such measures and have recognized themselves as successful examples for others. The capital of Colombia, Bogotá, is one such noteworthy example to learn and emulate the strategies adopted to streamline, strengthen, and sustain the public transport system. In this session, Mr Felipe, Ex-Mobility Secretary for City of Bogota will share the lessons and strategies adopted to make Bogota a worldwide example. This session will be followed by a Q&A with the audience.

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Speaker

Felipe Ramirez

Director, Urban Mobility, World Resources Institute

Mr. Felipe Ramirez is a globally recognized expert in urban and sustainable transport domains with decades of experience in implementing transformational urban mobility projects, planning infrastructure, and managing operations in all transport modes.

He was instrumental in making Bogotá, Columbia, a role model for sustainable mobility. He led the programs for active mobility, road safety in the city’s schools and introduced electric buses and innovative programs for women in public transport. Felipe’s contributions over the last twenty years as Secretary of Mobility for the City of Bogota and as CEO of TransMileneo (BRT Operations) were instrumental in making Bogotá a great example of large city that transformed itself towards sustainable mobility.    

Felipe holds two Master’s degrees, one in Regional and Urban Planning from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and another in Construction Engineering and Management. As the Director of Urban Mobility at WRI, Felipe focuses on public policy related to transport, infrastructure, logistics and urban planning and brings his leadership and communication skills to lead multidisciplinary groups to execute projects that influence people’s lives.