Report: Digitizing and Transforming Mobility Systems: Lessons from the Detroit Region

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

World Economic Forum

 
This week, the World Economic Forum issued a second report focused on "seamless and integrated mobility", with a focus on the Windsor, Detroit and Ann Arbor region. This tri-city, bi-national region was selected because of its unique cross-border characteristics including 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 through Windsor. 
 
The report, Digitizing and Transforming Mobility Systems: Lessons from the Detroit Region, caps a two-year study of the tri-city, bi-national region and highlights a few key points:
  • Mobility is a key determinant of health and economic prosperity. 
  • Do not rely on assumption in policy making. 
  • Do not forget your neighbours. 
  • Multi-stakeholder coalitions are incomplete without community organizations. 
 
While the title of the report is "Detroit Region", it does highlight Windsor and provides a global spotlight on our region.