China urbanization is leading to huge mobility challenges. Looking ahead, Chinese cities will become more urban at a higher speed than most cities around the world, with 77% of its population living in cities by 2050. Such urbanization is producing huge mobility challenges around congestion, pollution and accessibility of transportation. In its new report launched at the Michelin Challenge Bibendum global summit, Arthur D. Little’s ‘Strategic Directions and Ecosystems to Address China’s Urban Mobility Challenges,’ highlights key challenges and strategic directions for Chinese cities to shape the future of urban mobility. As a global management consultancy linking strategy, innovation and transformation, Arthur D. Little (ADL) aims to help its clients succeed in the new world of innovation. “ADL’s Future of Urban Mobility lab is our contribution to tackling the urban mobility challenge,” said François-Joseph Van Audenhove, Partner at Arthur D. Little and Head of Arthur D. Little’s Urban Mobility Lab. “ADL aims to support cities and nations in shaping the extended mobility ecosystems of tomorrow and facilitate an open dialogue between urban mobility stakeholders.” “With an economy that has achieved major transformations over the last decade, there is a unique opportunity for Chinese cities to become the testbed and breeding ground of tomorrow’s urban mobility systems,” said Antoine Doyon, Head of Arthur D. Little operations in China. “Those players that are willing to take up the challenge, leading or participating actively in urban mobility ecosystems and jointly implementing innovative urban mobility solutions, will be the ones that stand to reap the tremendous political and commercial benefits.” Arthur D. Little was knowledge partner at the 2014 edition of the Michelin Challenge Bibendum global summit (November 10th–14th 2014; Chengdu, China), where they not only released their new report, but also contributed to the collective green paper, “Launch innovative mobility to drive growth and urban well-being.” The full report can be downloaded at: www.adl.com/FUM2.0
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