Cities of the future: Local sustainable development in a global competitive environment
Presented by: Antitrust Commission; Transport Law Commission
DATE & TIME
Wednesday, 4 September
14:00 – 16:00
Fernandes room; Level B-C (-2 floor)
“By 2030, urban areas are projected to house 60 per cent of people globally and one in every three people will live in cities with at least half a million inhabitants.” – United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2018). The World’s Cities in 2018 – Data Booklet (ST/ESA/SER.A/417).
Not surprisingly, cities are becoming natural cradles to innovation and economic growth across many countries in the world. As the city populations surge, urbanisation will bring increasing social, economic and environmental demands on transport systems and other key public services. But it will also create an opportunity to promote sustainable development. One element of sustainable development is respect for the environment while guaranteeing economic growth and a fair standard of living. To achieve this, effective structural policies for public services are critical. Greater focus on providing access to safe, accessible and sustainable transport systems is also needed in this new urban age. The joint session of the Antitrust and Transport Law Commissions will further address these topics and examine the importance of transport between and within cities in advancing economically, socially and environmentally sustainable societies worldwide.
This session will focus on competition, contractual dependencies and sustainability issues in the passenger and freight transport industry.
Speaker: Andrea Usai, European Commission (Belgium)
Speaker: Fabio Babey, Agon Partners (Switzerland)
Speaker: Annemieke Spijker, AKD (Netherlands)
How does increased focus on environment and sustainability impact on public procurement rules and what legal problems does it involve? The session will explore the interplay between public regulation, procurement rules and environmental public policies and questions.
Speaker: Katarzyna Kuźma, DZP (Poland)
Speaker: Martin Rauber, Eversheds Sutherland (Switzerland)
Speaker: Marcelo Rhenius, Ana Luiza de Sá (Brazil)
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