Urban Mobility

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.

Equitable Public Spaces in Latin America: A How-To

By |2020-07-30T11:53:33+02:00July 30th 2020|Global Urban Debates, Urban Mobility, , , |

Public spaces and public life in South American cities are dominated by car-oriented planning. Organisations like Chile-based Ciudad Emergente aim to change this through tactical urbanism.

Can Cities Become Car-Free After the Covid19 Pandemic?

By |2020-05-28T08:27:15+02:00May 28th 2020|Green & Smart Development, Urban Mobility, , , , |

In the course of the COVID19 pandemic, many cities are rethinking their transport systems. Mark Nieuwenhuijsen outlines challenges and solutions and argues that this is the time to boost the concept of a car-free city.

Encouraging Greater Walking and Cycling in Tshwane

By |2020-06-02T13:24:16+02:00May 26th 2020|Green & Smart Development, Urban Mobility, , , |

Tshwane, South Africa, wants to encourage walking and cycling among its residents. Michael Kihato from C40 Cities Finance Facility outlines challenges and solutions in one of the country's three capitals.

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