The urban mobility area is seeing and is expected to continue to see a significant transformation. EIT Urban Mobility’s mission is to facilitate and accelerate this transition towards more sustainable models and a better use of public space. This demands a significant shift in competences and how the area is addressed.
How this need can be met depends on the conditions and abilities for each specific segment. Our cities have expressed that much of the training offered on the market is far too expensive and time consuming for cities to be a viable alternative. There is also a need to work cross organizational integrating areas to a much higher extent than before. Being able to meet this training and education need could have a major impact on the cities ability to handle the transformation, innovate, utilize new technologies and manage change.
Do you agree with the statements above? How significant is this issue and what is the reason for that cities are different from the industry in this respect?
We should here focus on trying to understand the nature of the problem, so please try to avoid discussing concrete solutions, even if it is difficult. Potential solutions will be discussed in the next step of the process.