Calendar : Game of Goals: Online Transport Summer School, 17-25 August 2020

Game of Goals: Online Transport Summer School, 17-25 August 2020

Game of Goals: Online Transport Summer School, 17-25 August 2020
Game of Goals: Online Transport Summer School, 17-25 August 2020

Leading experts and mentors in sustainable development and transportation planning brought together to hold the Online Transport Summer School “The New Silk Road: Trends and Opportunities in Urban Mobility and Green Logistics”. For about a week, through playing the Game of Goals business game, the had been studying the prospects for the Central Asia region in transportation and logistics and how the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) implementation are changing urban mobility. The school participants put the knowledge gained into practice through developing project ideas, led by the mentors from around the world (Almaty, St. Petersburg, Skolkovo, Moscow, Dresden, Tallinn), who gladly shared their invaluable experiences with future decision makers.

The main topics of the Summer School:

- Key challenges facing transport infrastructure on the New Silk Road in the context of climate change and the threat of the coronavirus pandemic.
- Routes to lower transportation greenhouse gas emissions in cities.
- Green jobs in transportation sector.
- Is it possible to make the New Silk Road climate neutral?
- New urban passenger and freight transportation modes.
- Small order logistics. The principles of cycle network planning in cities.

Futuristic transportation was also discussed that is no longer a fantasy, but a promising business. The school participants learned about e-commerce platforms, what would happen if MaaS was a rock band, electric vehicles as the future of transportation, and much more.

At the final school day, learners presented three projects to a wide range of experts:
1. Team A. Green University Concept (GUC). Greening the Kazakh-German University and creating a coworking laboratory to develop sustainable development projects and startups
2. Team B. Green City - Clean Transportation. Transition to electric vehicles
3. Team C. Express Drones express delivery service for parcels

Organizers: Kazakh-German University, #Green Mobility International Partnership Initiative. The school was held in the #Game of Goals business game format.

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Kobyz Kristina

Chairwoman of the Committee of Cross-border Cooperation and Tourism, Pskov City Administration

Janusz-Pawletta Barbara

Vice-rector for International Cooperation, Head of IWRM in Central Asia Master’s program, UNESCO Chair Holder in Water Management in Central Asia at DKU

Kegenbekov Zhandos

Dean of the Faculty of engineering economics of Kazakh-German University

Loginova Arina

manager SDSN Youth Russia

Parfenov Grigory

Project Manager, Department of Transport, Government of Tallinn

Yarmoshchuk Valeriy

Managing Partner of EcoTrans LLC

Donchenko Vadim

Scientific Director of JSC NIIAT, Deputy Chairman of the Bureau of the Steering Committee of THE PEP

Mukhaev Erbol

CILT representative in the Republic of Kazakhstan

Li Alexey

Founder of Aviata, Arbuz ecommerce platforms

Korzhenevich Artem

Professor of the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (GOG mentor)

Zhanaydarov Kirill

Transport Department Head, Skolkovo Foundation

Taisarinova Aislu

East Kazakhstan Technical University, traffic engineer, specialist

Yerzakovich Yelena

Head of the summer school, international expert in the field of urban mobility

Iakimenko Olga

Head of Internet Projects and Marketing Communications at ICSER Leontief Centre, Green Mobility Initiative Coordinator, Game of Goals Project Coordinator

Gordeeva Iya

Chairman of the Association for the Development of Electric, Unmanned and Connected Transport and Infrastructure

Bilyalova Galiya

Operations Manager, Brücke LLP