Opening Ceremony & Keynote

Opening Remarks: Oh Se-hoon Mayor, Seoul Welcoming Remarks: Jim Walker Founder, Walk21 Congratulatory Remarks: Judith Bokhove Vice Mayor for Urban Mobility, City or Rotterdam Showcase Seoul: Sangkook Lee Division Leader, Department of Pedestrian Policy Division, Seoul Metropolitan Government Keynote Presentation: Shane O'Mara Professor Join the live stream here

Plenary 1 : Global Imperatives for supporting more walking and creating walkable cities

Session Description Investing in walkable cities is the solution that answers so many of the challenges we face as a global community. These challenges are also the driver we need to build the case for investment and priority for people on foot. We will hear from experts in road safety, climate action, equity, gender and...

Oral Presentation 1 : Building a walkable city

Session Description Cities are increasingly investing in more walkable streets and neighbourhoods to enhance liveability and economic prosperity. This session will explore the elements of success from leading world cities and their future plans. Moderator Simon Ng Director – Policy & Research, Business Environment Council (BEC) Speakers Bruce McVean Acting Assistant Director – City Transportation, City of...

Plenary 3 : How do we imagine and invest in walkable cities for the future?

Session Description How we move has always impacted on the development of our urban fabrics, from walkable old cities to motor-dependent urban sprawl. What will shape our old and new cities as we move into the future? This session will explore what is helpful, what is necessary and what is possible to build into our...

Plenary 4 : Pedestrian Policy and task for the better Seoul

Session Description “A City of Walkers, Seoul” includes main projects including “Road Diet.” In this session, we will explore how the project was initiated and introduce its main agenda. At the same time, we will touch on exemplary cases such as the “Pedestrian Forest Path on Sejong-daero” and “Seoullo 7017” to discuss how they will...

Plenary 5 : Building momentum, measuring impact

Session Description From national policies to local implementation, communities need governments to leverage investment, commitment and engagement to deliver more walkable communities. This session will explore what national and regional governments can do to foster more walking and better infrastructure locally. Moderator Bronwen Thornton CEO, Walk21 Speakers Claire Pascoe Lead Advisor Urban Transformation, NZ Transport Agency Cam...

Oral Presentation 2 : Community co-creation and health promotion campaigns

Session Description How do we motivate people to walk more? This session will explore a range of initiatives from street improvements to tech to engage the local community in improving their streets and to walk more. Moderator Jennifer Wiggle Principal Consultant, Speakers Trey Park Team Member, ChangeWalk André De Wit Advisor Mobility, Municipality of Rotterdam Salih Alansari Founder, CEO,...

Oral Presentation 3 : Walking and Public Transport – benefits and impacts

Session Description The symbiotic relationship between walking and public transport is well established but ensuring walkable catchments does not automatically follow. This session will explore the benefits and opportunities through work from India, Norway, Bangladesh, Colombia and South Korea. Moderator Ben Rossiter Executive Officer, Victoria Walks Speakers Helge Hillnhütter Associate Professor, Norwegian University of Science and Technology...

Plenary 6 : The Future of Research for Walking

Session Description Co-organised with the Volvo Research and Education Foundation (VREF) this session will bring together academics from around the world to focus on the critical questions we need to be framing and exploring over the next few years about walking as a mode of transport. The session will seek to foster collaboration and engagement...

Plenary 7 : Walkable City Seoul – Pedestrian Safety and Smart Mobility

Session Description In this session, we will discuss policies for pedestrian safety in Seoul. We will look into major projects to build a walkable city, such as creating protection zones for children/senior citizens, creating wider crosswalks, and establishing future transport and pedestrian safety. Moderator Justin S. Chang Professor, Department of Environmental Planning, Seoul National University Speakers...

Plenary 8 : Data and how we know what to want

Session Description With more data at our finger tips than ever before, do we know enough and the right things about walking and what people want to make informed decisions? Who decides what data to collect and how it is used? These questions will be explored from different perspectives including government, advocates and practitioners. Moderator...

Oral Presentation 5 : Measuring Walking – the invisible asset and how to make it more visible

Session Description Building on past workshops at Walk21 to develop an agreed set of international indicators for measuring walking, this session will explore how existing international data sets could be viewed through a walking lens to illustrate the variation in walking experiences around the world. It will include a discussion on the limits and opportunity...

Oral Presentation 6 : Understanding and creating safe places for people to walk

Session Description With the dawn of the Second Decade of Action for Road Safety, mode shift to more walking and cycling is recognised as a key road safety action. This session will explore initiatives from Colombia, Russia and India and research from Korea about making our streets safer for walking, especially for the vulnerable. Moderator...

Handover Ceremony

Speakers Haekyeong Lee General Director, Department of Pedestrian Friendly Planning Bureau, Seoul Metropolitan Government David FitzPatrick President, Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) Join the live stream here