Spotlight on Research sessions

2024 Spotlight on Research sessions

The world’s leading transport policy event is supported by the research community and offers exchange between academia, and decision makers from over 70 countries, including ministers, private sector CEOs, civil society representatives and more.

Spotlight on Research sessions bring together research experts, senior-level practitioners, policy makers and strategists to discuss and inform decision makers on issues relevant to the Summit’s themes. This is increasingly important considering the pace at which our transport systems are currently evolving. Researchers can inform policy decisions by helping practitioners understand the increasing complexity of mobility systems, by raising awareness about the latest innovations that could be critical for a sustainable future and by critically assessing policies.

This year’s sessions will address the following topics:

  • Transport and energy innovations for wider sustainability
  • Planning for transport mitigation and adaptation in times of crisis
  • Shaping cities and influencing people’s behaviour for more sustainable and inclusive transport systems

The sessions offer an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas and are organised jointly between the ITF Secretariat, together with the European Commission (EC), the European Conference of Transport Research Institutes (ECTRI), the Transportation Research Board (TRB) and the World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTRS).