Tallinn 2018: Free public transport for all. Dream or reality

The program for the recent Tallinn international conference contains useful information and contacts for researchers, planners, policy makers and others wishing to understand the variety of approaches, projects and perceptions which make up this fast-growing and highly varied field of interest for cities and their citizens around the world.

Tallinn 2018 Conference Agenda:


 10 May 2018

8:45 -09:30 Registration

Tallinn Creative Hub, Põhja bld  27a


9:30-13:00 Opening remarks :
Kadri Simson, Estonian Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure
Karima Delli,  Chairman of the European  Parliament Transport and tourism commission welcoming address (pre-recorded)
Taavi Aas, Mayor of Tallinn

Free public transport reality :
Patrice Vergriete, Mayor of Dunkerque, France presentation 
Lars Isacsson, Mayor of Avesta, Sweden presentation
Detlef Tabbert, Mayor of Templin, Germany presentation
Ana Ujma, advisor to the Mayor of Zory, Poland presentation
Daniel Santini, Sao Paulo, Brasil presentation presentation

Free public transport dream:
Emmanuel Grégoire,  Deputy Mayor of Paris in charge of Budget, Financing and Transformation of Public Policies presentation
Paolo Vergnano, City councillor of Rovereto, Trento, Italy presentation
Boris Palmer, Mayor of Tübingen, Germany presentation
Arturas Zuokas, ex Mayor of City of Vilnius, member ov City Council, Lithuania presentation

Speakers panel


Emerging first free public transport nation

Kadri Simson, Estonian Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure presentation
Taavi Aas, Mayor of Tallinn speech
Kirke Williamson,  Estonian Road Administration Head of Public Transport Department presentation 
Uno Silberg,  Chairman of Kose Municipality Council, member of European Committee of the Regions presentation
Stuart Cole, Prof Stuart Cole, South Wales University presentation

Speakers panel.

18:15 -19:00 Guided walk in in Old Town, meeting at the front of Old Town Hall/Rathouse
House of Blackheads, Pikk str 26, Tallinn


11 May 2018

10:00- 13:00 Site visits related to public transport and Tallinn urban development
Vabaduse sq 7 Tallinn
13:00-14:30 Lunch (place tbc)


12 May 2018
Optional day trip to Lahemaa National Park for foreign participants

Viimati muudetud: 17.05.2018


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Principal Tallinn contact:

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About the editor: 

Eric Britton
9, rue Gabillot, 69003 Lyon France

Bio: Educated as a development economist, Francis Eric Knight Britton is an American political scientist, teacher and sustainability activist who has taught and worked on missions and advisory assignments on all continents. Professor of Sustainable Development, Economy and Democracy at the Institut Supérieur de Gestion (Paris, New York), he is MD of EcoPlan Association, an independent non-profit advisory network providing strategic counsel for government and business on policy and decision issues involving complex systems, social-technical change, incomplete information, civil society and sustainable development. Founding editor of World Streets: Climate/Action/Plan 2019-2020. In the autumn of 2018 he committed his remaining life work to the challenges of countering climate change from GHG emissions from the mobility sector. (For more see Britton online at https://goo.gl/9CJXTh, @ericbritton. email at climate@ecoplan.org) and Skype: newmobility.)

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