Experts from South Africa, Italy, India, China, Turkey, South Korea, Colombia and the United States, as well as the Mexican states of Chiapas, Jalisco, Nuevo León, State of Mexico and Sinaloa and Mexico City, will participate in the 2017 World Design Talks in Toluca. This year’s event, titled “Design Strategies for Urban Mobility in Cities” will be held from February 23 to 26 at the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (UAEM).
Martha Patricia Zarza Delgado, a professor at the UAEM Architecture and Design Department explained that the university is one of the seven Mexican academic institutions in the World Design Organization.
She emphasized the importance of UAEM in hosting the international event and said that 10 internationally renowned foreign experts will lead interdisciplinary workshops. The workshops will hope to provide strategic solutions on the issue of urban mobility in metropolitan cities.
Friday February 17 is the deadline for registration for those interested in participating at the event where the keynote lecture will be given by Javier Verdura, Tesla’s Mexican director of design, who is considered to be one of the most influential Latinos in the technology industry.
Zarza Delgado said that this forum, which will involve representatives of the public and private sectors, is sure to be of great use globally in providing solutions to the growing issue of urban mobility.