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TUT-POL book launch and an international symposium in Vienna, Austria

On September 30-October 1, 2018, TUT-POL hosted a book launch and an international symposium focused on Political Leadership and the Transformation of Transportation in Vienna, Austria.

The purpose was to share the findings drawn from a four-year research project funded by the Volvo Research and Educational Foundations, in which the project focused on eight cities around the world and how they sought to advance sustainable transportation goals. Those cities include Paris, Stockholm, Vienna, Seoul, Mexico City, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.

Participants included the authors of the study, members of the external advisory board, and invitees from case cities as well as major political leaders, sustainability experts, and transport specialists.

The aim, in addition to celebrating the publication of the edited volume, "Transforming Urban Transport" (Oxford University Press, 2018), was to collectively discuss the most looming challenges in the field of transport with special attention paid to politics and leadership.

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