About the Programme
For many people mobility futures are still about flying cars, an idea that has been around for over 100 years. It is time to move beyond those old-fashioned, tech-driven imaginaries.
Beyond Flying Cars is a 3-day Masterclass on the future of mobility taking place in Rotterdam between March 29th – 31st, 2023 organised by Dutch urban agency Humankind in collaboration with EIT Urban Mobility. Applying speculative design and transition management, the Masterclass will focus on exploring different scenarios and strategies for change in the field of urban mobility, providing innovative and hands-on tools for professionals to create new, worth-living mobility futures.
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The program is organised in three blocks, coinciding with the three days that the event will last. Following a theory-to-practice format, the first two days will focus on transition management, trend analysis and futuring applied to the realms of public space and urban transportation, featuring guest speakers Robin Chase (Zipcar, Veniam, NUMO), George Liu (University of Amsterdam), Derk Loorbach (DRIFT, Erasmus University Rotterdam) and Alice Haugh (Laudes Foundation). The third day will focus on real reference cases from the industry, using co-creation to critically look at practical applications of all frameworks and tools used throughout the Masterclass with input from Martin Guit (Rebel Group), Mariana Mirabile (OECD), Marjolein Stamsnijder (NS) and Sigrid de Vries (European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association).
This Masterclass is for professionals interested in cities and/or mobility who want to change their approach and mindset to urban mobility planning and design. These include, but are not limited to:
- Municipal, Regional or State-level civil servants
- Municipal, Regional or State-level policy-makers
- Technical professionals in the urban development or infrastructure fields
- Urbanists and Urban Planners
- Designers, Architects, Engineers
- Transportation officials or operators
Humankind is a Dutch agency specialised in complex challenges in the spatial context with a focus on public space and urban change. Our work addresses how the built environment affects citizens, with projects ranging from consulting and strategic [support to Municipalities](https://www.humankind.city/project/Rotterdam-mobility-intervention-strategy) to speculative proposals about the future of a neighbourhood, a street or the role of [youngsters](https://www.humankind.city/project/Young-City-Makers) in urbanism today.
We provide cities, organizations and change makers with human-powered data and insights to make sense of the present, creative tools to start shaping the future today, and share our knowledge so anyone can be a city maker.