Four Conversations is an annual signature programme by the National Library where thought leaders share new possibilities for the future, while inspiring lifelong learning and the creation of new knowledge.
This resource guide has been produced to complement the conversation on Sustainable Mobility.
The speakers for the topic “Sustainable Mobility” are:
Transportation Entrepreneur (USA)
Dr Lynette Cheah
Associate Professor of Engineering Systems, SUTD (Singapore)
This session was moderated by Dr Limin Hee, Director at the Centre for Liveable Cities.
Transport is one of the main contributors to emissions, noise pollution and climate change. 1 Privately-owned, fossil fuel cars use hundreds of times more raw material than their battery electric equivalents. 2 They exacerbate transport problems including congestion, air pollution and urban space deficiency. The challenge of reducing carbon dioxide emissions and dealing with other sustainable issues calls for a change of the current mobility system.
Smart mobility provides sustainable mobility and involves various innovations in information and communication technologies, ranging from high-tech solutions to data communication and software applications. 3 Such innovations enable a shift towards a more service-based mobility system, which makes urban transport more sustainable and environment friendly. Trends indicate a shift of ownership towards accessibility as well as the emergence of shared forms of mobility like ride-sharing and bike-sharing. Smart mobility also powers the development of automated mobility ranging from driving assistance to autonomously driving vehicles. The combination of the electrification of mobility, shared mobility, and automated mobility gives rise to the development of shared, autonomous, electric vehicles (SAEVs). SAEVs are expected to play a significant part in the transformation of the transport system. 3 Singapore is poised to become the global hub for autonomous transport technologies and a leader in the global smart mobility market. 1
This guide provides supplementary resources for those who are keen to further explore this topic. You can also visit search.nlb.gov.sg to search for more resources.
This resource guide was prepared in September 2021 by Darren Seow, Senior Librarian at the National Library, Singapore.
Robin Chase on the future of transportation and mobility - ‘On
Cities’ masterclass series
Robin Chase on the future of transportation and mobility - ‘On Cities’ masterclass series. (2021, April 21). Norman Foster Foundation. Retrieved 2021, September 6 from https://youtu.be/0bdnis3Mgyc
Tomorrow’s cities: Sustainable mobility, compact districts, green space
Tomorrow’s Cities: Sustainable mobility, compact districts, green space. (2021, March 31). WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. Retrieved 2021, September 6 from https://youtu.be/ia1aljMoE9g
COVID-19 – A window of opportunity for the transition toward sustainable mobility?
Schmidt, K., et al. (2021). COVID-19 – A window of opportunity for the transition toward sustainable mobility? Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives, 10. Retrieved 2021, September 6 from https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trip.2021.100374
Manders, T., et al. (2020). The ultimate smart mobility combination for sustainable transport? A case study on shared electric automated mobility initiatives in the Netherlands. Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives, 5. Retrieved 2021, September 6 from https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trip.2020.100129↩↩2