“Transport as usual is not an option”

By | 2017-06-08T14:39:31+00:00 June 6th 2017|Categories: CREATING LIVEABLE CITIES, SUPPORTING SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY|Tags: , , , , , , , |

More than 80 transport practitioners engaged in TUMI Conference on Urban Mobility Governance at the side of the International Transport Summit 2017. Read Mathias Merforth and Sophia Sünder's report about the event on URBANET.

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How sustainable mobility can transform Africa’s cities

By | 2017-05-31T12:49:17+00:00 May 31st 2017|Categories: CREATING LIVEABLE CITIES, SUPPORTING SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY|Tags: , , , , , |

Over the next 15 years, African cities will add 300 million new urban residents—fully two-thirds above today’s urban population. This unprecedented demographic shift presents a tremendous opportunity for economic uplift and poverty reduction, but these benefits hinge on the ability of African cities to dramatically improve the delivery of infrastructure and services to drive future growth.

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“Local governments know the reality of their cities” – An Interview with Johana Hernández from the Northern Public Transport Company, Ecuador

By | 2017-05-20T11:51:51+00:00 February 7th 2017|Categories: CREATING LIVEABLE CITIES, SUPPORTING SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Many cities are facing traffic-related problems and are trying to find solutions that take into consideration the local conditions. Sometimes, these solutions clash with problem solving approaches by central governments. In her interview with URBANET, Johana Hernández from the Northern Public Transport Company in Ecuador talks about such challenges and her visions for inclusive mobility.

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The challenge of changing travel behaviours

By | 2017-05-20T11:51:52+00:00 December 20th 2016|Categories: RESOURCE MANAGEMENT & ENERGY EFFICIENCY, SUPPORTING SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY|Tags: , , , , , , |

Urban travel requirements are constantly changing, and so are the challenges that cities face in keeping their inhabitants mobile. In an interview with URBANET, Roger Behrens (University of Cape Town) talks about the importance of accessibility, the challenges for local governments and the changing travel dynamics in South Africa.

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Towards a Global Transition in Urban Transport Concepts

By | 2017-05-20T11:51:57+00:00 October 14th 2016|Categories: CREATING LIVEABLE CITIES, SUPPORTING SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY|Tags: , , , , , , |

Rapid urbanisation comes with growing volumes of traffic and air pollution, which creates an urgent need for sustainable and integrated urban mobility solutions. To find such solutions is one of the key goals that the German Development Cooperation wants to achieve in the Habitat III process. A newly published brochure lays out the ideas of how to get there.

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Yuriy bikes to work. How sustainable mobility in Ukraine contributes to climate protection

By | 2017-05-20T11:51:58+00:00 October 13th 2016|Categories: CREATING LIVEABLE CITIES, SUPPORTING SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY|Tags: , , , , , , , |

If cities are to live up to their responsibility to protect the climate, they need to invest in sustainable mobility. How Ukrainian-German cooperation is already successfully tackling the challenge of supporting CO2-neutral traffic, you can read about here!

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Proximity City – improving access, avoiding transport

By | 2017-05-20T11:51:58+00:00 October 12th 2016|Categories: CREATING LIVEABLE CITIES, SUPPORTING SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Urban transport systems are already under pressure with growing congestion in most urban areas. Given the rising demand for transport per person and the urgent need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, we need a rapid transformation in urban mobility patterns and modes, argue our authors Cornie Huizenga and Mark Major of SLoCaT.

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Cycling in Bogotá and electric buses in Mexico City: CFF announces pilot projects

By | 2017-05-20T11:51:59+00:00 September 8th 2016|Categories: CREATING LIVEABLE CITIES, STRENGTHENING CITIES AS ACTORS, STRENGTHENING FINANCING, SUPPORTING SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

C40 Cities Finance Facility (CFF) have announced their first pilot projects for low-carbon, resilient transportation in megacities. Bogotá and Mexiko City will be implementing new bicycle roads and electric bus services.

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