After the car

After the car
After the car


We are still stuck in a traditional mindset when it comes to mobility,
whereby demand determines policy, which then inevitably leads to more
infrastructure. However, many foreign cities have since shown that
thinking and acting differently in the area of mobility is possible.  After The Car aims to highlight these good examples and use the imagination to reflect upon a new paradigm of mobility.

Welcome speech
Bruno De Lille, Secretary of State for Mobility in the Brussels Capital Region

The road to nowhere
impact of traffic on urban livability, environment and health
Nina Renshaw, deputy director of the European NGO Transport & Environment (T&E)

De Toekomst (unplugged) – energie na de olie / The Future (Unplugged) – Energy beyond oil
Rudy Dhont, docent/lecturer KHLeuven

Envisioning the Future: Keynote lecture
John Urry, Distinguished professor, Dept. of Sociology, University of Lancaster
Auteur van / Author of After the car

Stockholm: A city on the Way?
Congestion taxation, road development, and public transport as key components in Stockholm’s strategy
for sustainable mobility
Karolina Isaksson, Swedish National Road and Transportation Research Institute

Zürich: on its way to the 2000 Watt-Society
Markus Knauss, coordinator of Zürich Office of VCS (Swiss Association for Transport and
Environment) and Head of Greens in City Council of Zürich

Amsterdam – city of pedestrian emperor and cyclist king
Fjodor Molenaar, GroenLinks Member of City Council Amsterdam

Brussels: heading to a sustainable Mobility
Arnaud Verstraete, advisor of Brussels Secretary of State for Mobility

Mind the gap
The need for a paradigm shift: on the road and in our heads

Closing Address by Dirk Holemans, coördinator Oikos