Windsor, Detroit and Ann Arbor Team Up with World Economic Forum

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Media Release: City of Windsor

 

Windsor is teaming up with Detroit and Ann Arbour in a collaboration with the World Economic Forum and their partner Deloitte to pilot seamless integrated mobility solutions in the region.

Following a call for applications in April 2018, the three cities were selected as the primary partner out of 13 applicants from across the globe to participate in a yearlong engagement.

To support the innovation led by the SIMSystem partner geography, the Forum will build a community of public—and private—sector leaders to interact and exchange leading practices via a digital collaboration tool and a series of workshops.

In the full news release from the world economic forum, Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens commented, “In collaboration with our United States colleagues in Detroit and Ann Arbor, Michigan, we see a significant opportunity to enhance transportation integration and better connect the region to promote economic growth and enhance quality of life. With its history of cross-border trade and collaboration, the Detroit-Ann Arbor-Windsor region is uniquely positioned to lead the world in developing the next-generation mobility system.”

The Forum will provide a global platform to Detroit, Ann Arbor and Windsor, while implementing transport initiatives aimed at issues of affordability, economic growth, efficiency, and innovation and sustainability across the region.

Media contacts:

Mayor’s Office
519-255-6315 Jason Moore
Senior Manager of Communications and Customer Service
519-551-9011