Summer school. New Silk Road: trends and opportunities for the development of urban mobility and green logistics

17 August 2020

On August 17, 2020, within the framework of the summer online school dedicated to the development of the transport and logistics potential of the countries of the Central Asian region and changes in the field of urban mobility in the context of the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (CIA), the opening of the Game of Goals business game was held to create projects within the framework of the main themes of the summer school.

The LogCentre of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology and the Research Institute of Natural Resources at the Kazakh-German University, in collaboration with international partners, organized an online summer school dedicated to the development of the transport and logistics potential of the Central Asian countries and changes in urban mobility in the context of implementation Sustainable Development Goals. Potential participants: undergraduate and graduate students of engineering faculties of universities in Central Asia, and young professionals interested in these issues.

NIIAT Research Supervisor and Deputy Chairman of THE PEP Steering Committee Bureau Vadim Donchenko took part in the event and told the audience about the problems of improving the environmental and epidemiological safety of road urban transport in the new reality.

During the the summer school, the topics addressed will include the main challenges in development of transport infrastructure on the «New Silk Road” in the face of climate change and pandemic threats transport emissions in cities and opportunities for their reduction, green jobs in the transport sector, possibility of making the «New Silk Road” climate neutral, new modes of transport for cities and freight, logistics of small orders and the principles of the formation of a bicycle network in cities.

This topic is becoming increasingly relevant in the context of studying and solving practical problems of social and economic transformation and increasing the sustainability of our countries, cities and the transport and logistics corridors connecting them. Central Asian countries have demonstrated political commitment to the principles of sustainable development and are implementing national plans for all the Sustainable Development Goals. Under organization of this school, special emphasis will be made on issues of infrastructure development and innovation, sustainable urban development, reduction of emissions and air pollution and climate change.

Upon completion of the five-day lecture phase, participants are invited to prepare and present their projects in front of the expert panel that are aimed at solving the problems emphasised during the summer school. The top three projects will be presented at the ESCAP youth session of the multilateral online forum on North and Central Asia on the implementation of the SDGs at the end of 2020.