EMBARQ, the World Bank, Asian Development Bank and Inter-American Development Bank will host the ninth annual "Transforming Transportation" event at the World Bank in Washington, D.C. on January 26-27, 2012.

This year’s conference will focus on big ideas to scale up sustainable transport best practices in cities worldwide. In the previous years we have highlighted challenges facing urban transport and key projects that were good examples to emulate. The aim in 2012 is to reflect briefly on past successes and ongoing challenges of implementing sustainable urban transport and development, and then to turn our attention to scaling up for the future. Conference attendees will discuss and brainstorm practical ways to overcome obstacles and implement best practices. New ideas will be shared for scaling up solutions and transforming transportation in many more cities around the world.

The plenary session on Day 1 will discuss the future of the city, and on Day 2 we will look beyond the transport sector for inspiration on how to scale up best practices. Other sessions will include moderated panel discussions, and rapid presentations of innovative ideas. The agenda also features screenings of urban transport videos and a cocktail reception to honor the late Lee Schipper.

Transforming Transportation 2012 is open to the public but registration is required. Our guests will include about 200 of the world’s leading transport and urban development experts from national and local governments, multi-development banks, foundations, civil society organizations, research institutions, and private companies and associations.

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Use the hashtag #tt2012.