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Smarter Mobility World Podcast
33 minutes | Mar 24, 2020
1: John Rossant of NewCities Foundation, CoMotion and Neom Project
John Rossant is the co-author of the book “Hop, Skip, Go”, Founder and Chairman of NewCities Foundation, Founder and Chief Curator of CoMotion LA in Miami and Advisory Board Member of the new Neom City project in Saudi Arabia.Highlights: Different kinds of mobility and transit options are coming down the pipe. The ability for vehicles to literally speak to each other, to be present on a grid, to communicate with clients is a radical change. Urban parking spaces have been repurposed and cities around the world are pedestrianizing their major roads. Climate change is the issue of our times and BlackRock has announced not to invest in carbon industries. Neom Project - “It's the first big urban project of the 21st century that takes into account in a very fundamental way, both the mobility revolution that's happening and the energy transition away from fossil fuel.” “It would be unheard of, a few years ago to think that any city could function without its public transport and operation”. However micromobility solutions made it possible for Paris to function even when the strikes were happening. Within 10 years in cities like LA and Dubai there will be reliable urban air mobility that will be electric. Urban mobility is not about moving the 1%. The urban mobility revolution will be effective only if all people can benefit. And I think that's the key question, the equity question, I think it's quite central, particularly in the United States where you want to make sure that less fortunate communities in the city have, you know, good access to mobility. One of the side effects of the mobility revolution for a lot of cities is the need to decrease the amount of pollution. Hydrogen will be an important new technology for trucking and light rail. Time Stamp:[01:10] What does a Smarter Mobility World look like? [05:22] NewCities Foundation - what do they do and why is it relevant?[09:57] John’s view on Davos and Consumer Electronic Show [11:33] Neom City project in Saudi Arabia[15:33] Micromobility operators are appearing [21:20] Urban air mobility[24:02] Access to mobility can transform lives[28:00] Green hydrogen used in Neon[30:41] Advice for 21st-century livingUseful links:John Rossant’s LinkedinJohn Rossant’s TwitterHop, Skip, GoNewCities FoundationCoMotion MiamiNeomBird.co Check out Smarter Mobility WorldConnect with Generation.e on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTubeConnect with Ben Pullen on LinkedIn and Twitter Connect with Anazi Zote on LinkedinSmarter Mobility World Podcast is produced by Podcast Publishing
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