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Rafael Cuesta

Head of Innovation
TfGM
Rafael started his career in Colombia in environmental protection including working as an Environmental Consultant in the development of the Medellin Metro, Colombia. Since relocating to the UK, Rafael has worked on the NET tram development at Nottingham City Council and in other public transport operational and policy roles at Birmingham City Council, Transport for the West Midlands and most recently at Transport for Greater Manchester as head of innovation. Rafael has a wide range of experience in the transport and intelligent mobility field and significant expertise in the development of mobility as a service. He also advices cities and European networks on sustainable mobility. Rafael is currently Vice-Chairman of the European Road Transport Research Advisory Council (ERTRAC) representing cities and regions on behalf of POLIS. He is also UITP Ambassador and an active member of the UITP Combined Mobility Commission. He is currently leading the establishment of a global Autonomous Vehicle Observatory as part of the UITP SPACe project. Rafael holds a Master in Environmental Planning from the University of Nottingham and a Master in Project Management from the College of Estate Management at Reading University. He is a regular contributor to articles and co-Author of the book ‘Urban Design: Methods and Techniques’ published by Butterworth Heinemann Architectural Press. He regularly moderates round tables at conferences and other high-level policy events.
Rafael Cuesta
Sessions
 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM
Pre-booked Seminar Streams
The Ethics of Smart Transport

How do we make transport accessible for all?

In the rush towards smarter transport with greater use of technology, how can policymakers and companies avoid people being left out of the system? How can smart transport be genuinely inclusive and accessible for all?

Sustainable Smart Transport

How do we make transport in cities healthier?

How can cities use smart transport to cut carbon emissions, air pollution and obesity? This seminar will look at what cities and the private sector can do to make transport genuinely sustainable.

Last Mile

What are the business requirements? What are the problems? What needs to be solved?  

How can sustainable first/last mile services be provided to create genuinely door-to-door freight and passenger services? What are the business requirements? What are the problems? What needs to be solved?

Rafael Cuesta
Head of Innovation
TfGM