With New Mobility Trends and Ventures, European Officials Struggle to Balance Innovation and Regulation

| June 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
By Nicolas Zahn, Masters student at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, for the Huffington Post.

At the second World Collaborative Mobility Congress (Wocomoco), held May 7-8 in Bern, Switzerland, entrepreneurs and policymakers discussed over the two days their experiences and identified challenges ahead in reshaping mobility. Entrepreneurs are missing clear frameworks on the political side, while policymakers are calling on companies to better coordinate and collaborate with the public sector.

With citizens becoming ever more mobile and a trend toward urbanization, especially in developing countries, policymakers face tough times in managing a rapidly declining resource: space.

Major cities struggle with air pollution and traffic congestion, while at the same time facing budget constraints that limit the potential for massive infrastructure investment. “We need the private sector to innovate,” said Ursula Wyss, a member of Bern’s city council.

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