Windsor, Detroit and Ann Arbor were designated as SIMSystem geographic partners

Friday, January 24, 2020

World Economic Forum

Activating a Seamless Integrated Mobility System (SIMSystem): Insights into Leading Global Practices

This week, the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters is taking place and it is "the foremost creative force for engaging the world's top leaders in collaborative activities to shape global, regional and industry agendas". The theme of the 2020 meeting is "Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World".  As world leaders come to discuss some of the most pressing issues facing our planet, the World Economic Forum released a report with its partners at Deloitte Consulting on activating seamless integrated mobility systems - referred to as the SIMSystem. The report is a comparative analysis that includes 10 cities and issues specific recommendations for navigating the mobility challenges within communities around the world.  

Windsor, Detroit and Ann Arbor were designated as SIMSystem geographic partners. The region was selected because of its unique cross-border characteristics: the diversity of challenges posed by Detroit’s urban renewal, the growing needs of an important university town such as Ann Arbor and the presence of the largest point of entry for goods entering the United States from Canada in Windsor. This confluence offered the opportunity to investigate how a SIMSystem could effect change in the movement of goods and people. 

[ Download the report ]