Hosted by the Chicago Booth Mobility and Cities group and the Chicago Booth Alumni Club of France, you are cordially invited to join us for a conversation around how COVID-19 is going to shape the way we will move after the lockdown. Recording of the event available on youtube


Online Webinar
Paris, France

Event Details

Zoom meeting hosted by the Chicago Booth Mobility and Cities group
18:00 CET / 17:00 BST/ 11:00am CST

You may have read the news about mobility providers shutting down operations, public transport limited to a minimum and cities are closing down streets to cars and opening them up for bicycles.

How will cities look like after COVID-19? How will we move around? Which operators will survive? Join us to debate these and more questions, and network with other alumni interested in mobility and smart cities.

Suggested articles to read before joining the zoom meeting:

The world's car giants need to move fast and break things (Economist)
Europe's Cities Are Making Less Room for Cars After Coronavirus (CityLab)
Paris To Create 650 Kilometers Of Post-Lockdown Cycleways (Forbes)
Auto Companies Will Outlast COVID-19 and Come Out Stronger (BCG)
Wounded, Not Dead: Micro-Mobility Struggles in Uncertain Times (GT)


No Charge


Register Online

Zoom information will be provided once registration is complete.

Deadline: 5/12/2020

Speaker Profiles

Alberto Coloma, MBA '16 (Speaker)
Program Manager, Renault

Alberto Coloma is passionate about the challenges of urban mobility and smart cities. In 2017 he led the creation of Zity, Renault's first car-sharing joint-venture, currently being rolled out from Madrid to other cities in Europe. Today he develops solutions to make fleets of cars easier to share and cheaper to operate.

Alberto holds a MSc in Industrial Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid and an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

When not in lockdown he enjoys hiking and travelling far away. He works, not very consistently, to improve his urban sketching skills and, a bit harder, to learn new language.

Zeina Nazer MSc PE MBA PhD (Speaker)
Co-Founder Cities Forum and Doctoral Researcher University of Southampton

Zeina Nazer (British/Lebanese) is Co-Founder of Cities Forum and ITS ARAB and Researcher at University of Southampton. Zeina has over 20 years' of global experience in strategy, consulting, research, and platform development at firms including KPMG, Parsons and AECOM. Zeina led Advisory services for governments and major global players in Intelligent Mobility, Road Safety, Sustainable Transport, Smart Cities, energy, and the public sector in the Middle East, Europe, Southeast Asia and the USA.

After 7 years working in the USA with KPMG, Parsons, and AECOM, Zeina moved to London to support international projects including leading international consultancy work with Arcadis for M25 Design-Build Integral Demand Management. Zeina also provided support to financial design of the New Zealand Toll System project with Deloitte, supported Booz & Co in the PMO for Abu Dhabi DOT and supported in shaping the future of transport for Dubai Government.

Zeina has a BSc in Civil Engineering from American University of Beirut, MSc in Transportation Engineering from University of Texas at Austin, MBA from the University of Chicago. She is a Professional Engineer licensed in the USA. Zeina is currently pursuing her PhD in Autonomous Vehicle and Smart Cities at the University of Southampton.

Zeina was the chair of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Working Group TC204 WG1 on ITS Systems Architecture and served as Director on the Board of Women in Transportation (WTS) in the USA.

A keynote speaker, author and presenter of over 100 papers submitted to magazines and conferences around the world..


Alberto Coloma, '16