Gurugram: November 12, 2022: The year’s biggest International Symposium on Mobility and City (transportation and infrastructure), was organized by M3M foundation in collaboration with Vastukul-School of Innovation (Ed-tech start-up recognized by Start-up India). The symposium was hosted by 12 global speakers from different countries and about 500+ participants from 40 + countries including all the countries of Asia and Europe, the US, Australia, and from some South African countries.
Discussion & dialogue between policymakers, architects, academicians, researchers, and common people (users) took place where they came together and discussed the policies about transport infrastructure, its neo-urban impact, and their perspective while also showcasing their infra projects.
The symposium was divided into 5 parts for the duration of 4 hours: the governance segment, the researchers’ segment and the professionals segment highlighting their works and projects along with the panel discussion among the speakers and participants.
The eminent speakers from all across the globe marked their presence and threw light on their perspectives about ‘mobility and city’. Shri RK Pandey, a Member – of the National Highway Authority of India, joined as a key speaker who explained how India’s transportation infrastructure is growing exponentially and creating opportunities for global growth. Additionally, he explained about the Bharatmala Project (the world’s largest road network project covering most of the states in India). Other speakers included national consultants from Bangladesh who highlighted the projects in the country, researchers from the University of Kyoto-Japan, the University of Manchester – UK, the University of Sheffield UK, professors from the University of Manchester – UK, TU Delft University Netherlands, and architects from Japan.
Dr. Payal Kanodia, Trustee M3M Foundation mentioned that “just planting trees can’t make cities sustainable”, strong government interventions and public policies and frameworks around transport infrastructure, utilisation of spaces, infrastructure reality and adaptation together will act as an impetus to thrive towards making cities sustainable. These kinds of unique and powerful interactions are essential for moving on the path of resilient and green living and have a long-term positive impact on all of us.
Dr. Aishwarya Mahajan, President M3M Foundation said that the brainstorming of these minds will help in designing a long-term strategy for the rejuvenation of underutilized post-infrastructural spaces globally. For the same a proposal will be developed for designing unused under-flyover spaces for/along Dwarka expressway in India, in continuation with this symposium with a vision to achieve global sustainable goals (2030).