Urban Mobility

Spotlight on: Urban Health

Enhancing Pedestrian Safety Through Effective Pedestrian-friendly Infrastructure in African Cities

By |2022-09-08T11:14:25+02:00September 8th 2022|Urban & Metropolitan Governance, Urban Mobility, , , , , |

It is the responsibility of both the national and municipal governments to assure pedestrian safety, which is a fundamental human right. In this brief article, Louis Kusi Frimpong addresses the relationship between a lack of pedestrian infrastructure and health outcomes, as well as some pedestrian infrastructure required to enhance pedestrian safety on roads in Africa.

SPOTLIGHT ON: URBAN HEALTH

Sustainable, Low-Carbon Transport: A Catalyst for Better Public Health and Transforming Our Cities

By |2022-09-06T10:43:46+02:00September 6th 2022|Climate Change & Resilience, Urban Health, Urban Mobility, , |

Christopher Dekki calls upon cities and policymakers to embrace a systems-thinking approach that takes the nexus between public health and transport as a starting point for action.

SPOTLIGHT ON: AFFORDABLE CITIES

Affordable Cities Start With Inclusive Transport and Mobility Systems

By |2022-07-06T10:15:12+02:00July 6th 2022|Climate Change & Resilience, Urban Mobility, , , |

Public transport should be a priority of urban planning that focuses on affordable cities for all, argues Christopher Dekki.

SPOTLIGHT ON: URBAN LABS AND INNOVATION

Building A Home For Bicycles In Langa

By |2022-04-26T10:13:22+02:00April 26th 2022|Governance & Finance, Urban Mobility, , , , |

The bicycle hub in Cape Town's township of Langa started as a small community initiative that delivered medicine to bedridden people in the neighbourhood. Within just two years, it developed into a local enterprise that shapes mobility patterns in Langa. Founder Mzikhona Mgedle shares a story of success.

SPOTLIGHT ON: URBAN LABS AND INNOVATION

Last Mile Deliveries: How Far Can We Go?

By |2022-04-19T09:45:39+02:00April 19th 2022|Green & Smart Development, Urban Mobility, , , |

The COVID-19 pandemic and its lockdowns have put immense pressure on global logistics: movement came to a halt while demand for goods remained the same. How can this demand be met in cities without causing a traffic nightmare – especially thinking about last mile deliveries? Payal Pandya shares some ideas from Dublin, Ireland.

Mexico City: Towards a Human Rights-Based Approach to Human Mobility

By |2022-03-28T11:12:34+02:00March 28th 2022|Urban Mobility, , , , , |

A progressive legal framework and a human rights-based approach to human mobility – exclusive insights from the Mexican capital. By Nancy Pérez García of the Mexico City Human Rights Commission.

The Future is Public Transport

By |2021-06-22T08:37:57+02:00June 22nd 2021|Urban Health, Urban Mobility, , |

To achieve the economic, social and environmental benefits of mass public transport, we need long-term sustainable public investment in systems which are accountable to citizens and workers. Social and climate justice must drive the Covid-19 recovery and guarantee that the future is public transport, argues Alana Dave.

Jordan Needs More Innovative Solutions for its Transport Woes

By |2021-05-25T09:19:52+02:00May 25th 2021|Smart & Digital Development, Urban Mobility, , |

How do women get to work when there is no public transport they can safely use? Much too often, they simply do not. Sahar Aloul on what needs to change in Jordan's transport policies.

How the Lack of Public Transport is Keeping Women in Jordan at Home

By |2021-07-14T09:36:52+02:00May 20th 2021|Decent Work, Urban Mobility, Youth & Gender, , , |

How do women get to work when there is no public transport they can safely use? Much too often, they simply do not. Sahar Aloul on what needs to change in Jordan's transport policies.

Realising Inclusive Cities by Rethinking Urban Mobility

By |2021-04-08T13:53:21+02:00April 8th 2021|Global Urban Debates, Urban Mobility, , , |

Inclusion has always been a conscious policy choice. Christopher Dekki reveals how cities around the world are increasingly prioritising the mobility needs of a select few rather than providing safe and accessible spaces for all.

Citizen Participation for Urban Transport Planning

By |2021-04-06T10:49:11+02:00April 6th 2021|Urban Health, Urban Mobility, , , , , |

Meelan Thondoo showcases how citizen participation in cities of low-and-middle income countries can contribute to sustainable urban transport policies and better urban living.

Combatting COVID-19, Cars, And Climate Change Through Innovations in Urban Mobility

By |2021-11-04T11:39:31+01:00December 15th 2020|Urban Health, Urban Mobility, , , |

During the COVID-19 pandemic, cities saw that another urban transport is possible – can they make it last? Chris Dekki on the resilient and innovative nature of urban settlements.

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