July 5. Moscow Hall. 14:30 - 15:45

Panel discussion

Transport for the quality of life. New priorities of urban mobility

Digital transformation is changing our vision of urban transport. Thanks to the applications in our smartphones, we know when the right bus will be at the stop. We can create complex routes that combine different modes of transport around the city. Digitalization makes public transport more and more customized. At the same time, we more often prefer carsharing and taxis to private cars. For example, digital technology helps cities to reduce their dependence on personal transport. This, in turn, allows us to control the amount of CO2 emissions and therefore determines the kind of air we breathe. The transport model determines the quality of life of the residents - whether we are driving for two hours or walking or cycling. Understanding this encourages cities to adopt new transport solutions that consider the health, well-being and environmental factors.

  • How is the approach to defining transport development strategies for megacities changing?
  • What technologies will connect the different modes of urban mobility into a single system? How will the advent of driverless transport change urban mobility?
  • How can we ensure that urban transport has a positive impact on the health and well-being of residents?


Maksim Liksutov
Head of the Moscow Department of Transport and Road Infrastructure Development
Andrei Novikov
Deputy mayor of Tallinn
Lucy Saunders
Consultant in Public Health, Greater London Authority and Transport for London
Kent Larson
Director, City Science, MIT
Tigran Khudaverdyan
Managing Director, Yandex
Aleksei Utin
Head Doctor, SMART CheckUp clinic


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