Parsons Paris

Parsons Paris.

Reinventing the Wheels: Improving Urban Transport in the Global City

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The GPIA Cities & Urbanization Concentration at The New School invites experts from the City on the Move Institute (IVM) in Paris, and New York City scholars and practitioners to re-think mobility in Bangkok, Beijing, Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Mumbai, Paris, New York, Shanghai, São Paulo, and more.

The discussion will include three sessions:

Session One:  Policy Options amid Growth and Crises

Moderated by Michael Cohen, director, Graduate Program in International Affairs, speakers include:
  • Shagun Mehrotra, The New School 
  • Mireille Apel-Muller, IVM Paris
  • David King, Columbia University 
  • Alex Marshall, Regional Plan Association
Session Two:  “Snapshots” from Cities on the Move

Moderated by Robert Buckley, senior fellow, Graduate Program in International Affairs, speakers include:

  • Andres Borthagaray, IVM Latin America
  • Brian McGrath, Parsons/The New School
  • Jean-Pierre Orfeuil, IVM Paris
  • Elliot Sclar, Columbia
  • Rosanna Forray, Catholic University of Chile

Session Three:  Creative Measures for Future Urban Mobility

Moderated by Ellen Brennan-Galvin, part-time lecturer, Graduate Program in International Affairs, speakers include:

  • Jit Bajpai, Columbia
  • Walter Hook, Institute for Transportation and Development Policy  
  • Gary Toth, Project for Public Spaces
  • Paul Steely White, Transportation Alternatives-Coming together of green business, politicians, etc. in promoting innovation in NYC.


Orozco Room, Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th Street, 7th floor

Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served