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Book launch event of: "Transforming Mobility: Collective Transport and Spaces in Nablus and Ramallah"

24 May 2017 , 18.30h - 20.00h Venue: Cabinet of the Brussels Minister of Mobility and Public Works, Zenith Tower, Koning Albert II laan 37 (12th floor), 1030 Brussels

Cosmopolis invites you to the launch event of the book based on the workshops on urban livability and mobility in Palestine, fall 2016, in the presence of Minister Pascal Smet. A cooperation of Cosmopolis (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), An-Najah National University, and Antwerp University, supported by Brussels Mobility.


18.30h Welcome, by Mr. Pascal Smet, Brussels Minister of Mobility and Public Works
18.40h Urban planning and transport: a Palestinian perspective, by Prof. Sameer Abu-Eisheh (An- Najah National University, Nablus)
18.50h Constrained sustainable urban mobility: Mutual lessons learned from intercultural planning practice, by Prof. Kobe Boussauw (VUB)
19.00h Urban transport issues as a global challenge: Brussels, Palestine, and beyond, by Prof. Dirk Lauwers (Antwerp University)
19.10h Transforming Mobility in Nablus and Ramallah: the book, by Prof. Fabio Vanin (VUB)
19.20h Planning practice in an intercultural context: a student’s perspective, by Ms. Ana Dresler and Mr. Giel Vanhoutte (VUB master students of urban design and spatial planning)
19.30h Q&A
19.45h Reception offered by Mr. Pascal Smet, Brussels Minister of Mobility and Public Works

Free access, limited capacity, registration required through the following link:
The event will be in English. The book contains contributions in English, Arabic, Dutch and French.
Contact: project coordinator Kristien Van den Houte,