On the 26th and 27th of September 2017 an Ursa Major 2 workshop was held at the World Port Center of Rotterdam (NL). The workshop was called ‘from Systems to Services’ and focused on the shift in approach regarding how the Dutch handle traffic problems in urban areas.
As the potential to expand the road network as well as the deployment of traditional ITS are nowadays almost saturated in the Netherlands, the focus has shifted towards optimizing the use of existing systems. The aim of the workshop was not only to inform attendants about this new approach, but to also allow for a critical reflection and discussion on this topic in order for all attendants to truly learn and be able to take relevant lessons home with them to possibly implement in their organization or country.
48 people attended the event from the Netherlands, Italy, Germany and Switzerland! Both days of the workshop allowed for a lot of interesting discussions and opportunities to share knowledge and ideas, thanks to the interactive sessions moderated by LEF facilitator Marinda Hall.
In addition, a boat tour was organized through the Port of Rotterdam to allow the attendants to get better acquainted with each other as well as with the unique area that is the Port of Rotterdam.
We’ve received a lot of positive responses from the attendants and overall the workshop was seen as great success.
A workshop report has been drafted for all interested parties. Please find below links to the presentations from the keynote speeches: