Access to finance a key consideration for urban leaders at the C40 Mayors’ Summit

By |2021-11-03T16:42:16+01:00December 21st 2016|Governance & Finance, Municipal & Climate Finance, , , , , |

In early December, mayors, city delegates and urban experts met in Mexico City for the sixth biennial C40 Mayors’ Summit. The summit emphasised the key role cities play in global low-carbon, resilient, and inclusive development. Providing our cities with adequate access to financing is one of the most pressing issues that need to be addressed.

The challenge of changing travel behaviours

By |2021-02-23T15:50:16+01:00December 20th 2016|Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Urban Mobility, , , , , |

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.

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

By |2017-10-14T15:57:15+02:00October 18th 2016|Global Urban Debates, , , , , , |

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.

Towards a Global Transition in Urban Transport Concepts

By |2019-03-05T09:47:02+01:00October 14th 2016|Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Urban Mobility, , , , |

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.

Proximity City – improving access, avoiding transport

By |2021-07-23T15:02:44+02:00October 12th 2016|Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Urban Mobility, , , , |

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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