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Localising Transport: Towards the 15-minute city or the one-hour metropolis?
For urban transport, the early 2020s are going to be an inflection point hard to overestimate: digital connectivity will increasingly substitute physical access, public transport finance will require new business models, and fiscal recovery packages have the potential to either entrench transport-intense urban development or accelerate progress towards urban patterns based on density and mixed use.

Will we witness a shift towards 15-minute walkable urban districts utilising digital connectivity for wider metropolitan accessibility or the persistence of a physically connected one-hour metropolitan region?

Supported by SAP SE and Knowledge Partner Teralytics, this Urban Age Debate brings together prominent leaders in mobility and economics who have made profound impacts on the shape of cities, to discuss the future of urban transportation and accessibility over the next decade.

• Edward Glaeser | Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics at Harvard University
• Sir Peter Hendy | Chair of Network Rail
• Yolisa Kani | Chief Business Development Officer (CBDO) of Transnet

• Isabel Dedring | Global Transport Leader and Group Board Member at Arup
• Philipp Rode | Executive Director of LSE Cities and Associate Professorial Research Fellow at LSE

Hosted by LSE Cities, the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft and the LSE School of Public Policy

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May 20, 2021 01:00 PM in London

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