Making Cities Safer for Women and Girls, Part II

By | 2017-05-20T11:51:50+00:00 March 9th 2017|Categories: CREATING INCLUSIVE CITIES, CREATING LIVEABLE CITIES|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The experiences of women and girls in cities, and their use of the city and its public spaces, are strongly impacted by their gender. Violence and the threat of violence is a pervasive problem that affects communities and cities everywhere. In their two-part contribution, our authors Kathryn Travers, Margaret Shaw, and Kassandra McCleery analyse the gendered realities of urban space and how to make it safer and inclusive for all urban citizens.

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Making Cities Safer for Women and Girls, Part I

By | 2017-05-20T11:51:50+00:00 March 8th 2017|Categories: CREATING INCLUSIVE CITIES, CREATING LIVEABLE CITIES|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The experiences of women and girls in cities, and their use of the city and its public spaces, are strongly impacted by their gender. Violence and the threat of violence is a pervasive problem that affects communities and cities everywhere. In their two-part contribution, our authors Kathryn Travers, Margaret Shaw, and Kassandra McCleery analyse the gendered realities of urban space and how to make it safer and inclusive for all urban citizens.

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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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Live from Quito, Day 1: The official opening of Habitat III

By | 2017-05-20T11:51:57+00:00 October 18th 2016|Categories: HABITAT III & NEW URBAN AGENDA|Tags: , , , , , |

Habitat III, the long-awaited global conference on urbanisation, was officially opened on Monday morning. Read URBANET's report on the first day of the conference!

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Transforming transport: A new initiative for sustainable urban mobility was launched in Quito

By | 2017-05-20T11:51:57+00:00 October 18th 2016|Categories: HABITAT III & NEW URBAN AGENDA|Tags: , , , , , , , |

At Habitat III, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) presented a new initiative to tackle the dire need for worldwide sustainable urban mobility solutions. With the “Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI)”, the Ministry and its partners are planning to support cities on their route to make accessible, sustainable transport available to their citizens.

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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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