Development Finance Forum Getting on the Right Track – the Future of Urban Mobility 18 -19 December 2018, Frankfurt The Development Finance Forum is KfW Development Bank's most important annual event that each time focuses on a current topic related to development cooperation. This year it was about sustainable mobility. The meeting is entitled "Getting on the Right Track – The Future of Urban Mobility" and took place on 18 and 19 December at KfW in Frankfurt. Around 200 experts from all over the world attended the future of mobility in the cities of developing countries. In the industrialised countries, the discussion is already in full swing, while in the developing countries it is only just beginning. With the Development Finance Forum KfW seeks to give this debate additional impetus.
Training Event in Ibagué Different options of bike sharing systems 11 December 2018, Ibagué UEMI and Urban Pathways collaborates with organisations working in different regions to identify projects in which the experience and technical knowledge of its experts' team can contribute to the implementation of sustainable urban infrastructure projects in the mobility, energy and resources sectors. In May 2018, the Municipality of Ibagué in Colombia was awarded a grant of EUR 380,000 by EUROCLIMA+ to implement the pilot project of a bike sharing system which will run partly with electric bicycles. At present, Ibagué is in the process of defining the characteristics of the system; thus it requires support in the selection of the most suitable operation model. In this context, UEMI and Urban Pathways organized a working session with members of the Sustainable Mobility Technical Advisory Board of Ibagué. Kelly Camacho, Advisor on Sustainable Mobility of the Municipality of Ibagué presented an overview of the Urban Mobility Plan, as well as the actions that have been conceived in this framework including the e-bike sharing system. The training offered by UEMI and Urban Pathways that followed contributed with the technical inputs about the differences of the existing operation models, so that the municipality of Ibagué has a clear overview of the options and chooses the most adequate one for its needs and context. The working session ended with a discussion among the participants about the most adequate model for Ibagué given its particularities. Participants: Members of the Sustainable Mobility Advisory Board of Ibagué Date: December 11th, 2018 Place: University of Ibagué Main topics: Bike sharing types / models Costs and revenue Equipment and infrastructure Information Technology Systems and payment mechanisms Target users Promoting active mobility modes.
World Urban Campaign 8-10 December 2018, El-Gouna Egypt 1.Title of the Campus: Urban challenges and Opportunities in MENA / Arab Region: From SDGs to Urban Practice 2.Lead Partner Organization: TU Berlin Campus El Gouna - Department of Urban Development 3.Other Partner Organization(s) Co-Hosting the Campus:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Sawiris Foundation for Social Development (SFSD)
Academic support by Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst
4.UTC Date: 08th December 2018 to 10th December 2018 5.Location / Venue: El Gouna, Egypt 6.Language: English 7.Description of the Campus: Urban Thinkers Campus El Gouna builds on the role of TU Berlin Campus El Gouna as an international research and educational hub in North Africa and the Middle East, located in Egypt. Bringing partners and actors from Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Germany and the United States of America, the Urban Thinkers Campus aims to reach a comprehensive understanding of urgent topics of urbanization through inputs, discussions and debates within urban labs, partner groups’ sessions and roundtables and to move towards a roadmap for capacity building for better, more sustainable urban development. This event is funded by the GIZ 2030 Agenda Transformation Fund and supported by the UN HABITAT Regional Office for the Arab States and UN Habitat Egypt Office. Further academic support is provided by the DAAD.
COP24 - UEMI Training Events 3 -14 December 2018, Katowice One of the most important tasks of the 24th Session of the of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) will be to work out and adopt a package of decisions ensuring the full implementation of the Paris Agreement, in accordance with the decisions adopted in Paris (COP21) and in Marrakesh (CMA1.1). Moreover, COP24 will include the so-called Facilitative Dialogue intended to support the implementation of national commitments. In the course of the 2018 Climate Summit Poland would like to demonstrate how neutrality in terms of greenhouse gas emissions, i.e. a balance between CO2 emissions and its sequestration by soils and forests, can be attained.
6 December The UEMI presented capacity building and demonstration project development activities developed in the context of the Urban Electric Mobility Initiative and the Urban Pathways project at the “Transport Day” which was facilitated by the European CIVITAS initiative and the SLoCaT partnership. The Transport Day highlighted the strong role of cities in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving air quality by implementing measures in the transport sector. It showcased best practice examples from around the globe, with a range of presentation from various cities, industry and development partners. Event summary: http://www.ppmc-transport.org/transportday2018/ 12 December In the context of the Urban Pathways project a side event “Collaborative Climate Action” was organised by the team at the German Pavilion. This event brought together representatives from different levels of government and implementation-oriented projects in order to consolidate knowledge and exchange experiences on low-carbon urban energy, resources and mobility strategies. The challenges for urban development and the need to strengthen collaborative climate action were outlined by Karsten Sach, Director General, Climate Policy, European and international Policy Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). Anja Siegesmund, Minister for the Environment, Energy and Nature Conservation, Thuringia, (Germany) shared recent activities from her state on climate action, including a climate change act, which was adopted in December 2018. Takashi Omote, Executive Director, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) shared insights from innovative industry sectors and several projects funded by the International Climate Initiative presented actions from the city level. 13 December UN-Habitat and the Wuppertal Institute co-organized a side-event at the EU pavilion featuring recent work on urban climate action and sustainable mobility supported by the EU-funded FUTURE RADAR project and the Urban Electric Mobility Initiative (UEMI). The event “Long-term strategy for the decarbonization of transport” showcased some of the tools and implementation project concepts for urban mobility developed by the UEMI. It also discussed challenges around aviation and maritime transport, which was led by the Oeko Institute and Transport & Environment.
THE NATIONAL WORKSHOP ON AIR QUALITY ASSESSMENTS FOR HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT POLICIES IN AFRICA 03 - 05 December 2018, Ethiopia Air pollution is the leading global environmental health risk factor responsible for over 3.8 million deaths annually due to exposure to fine particulate of matter (PM) in the outdoor air. This is estimated to cause approximately 94 000 deaths per year in Botswana, Benin and Ethiopia combined from outdoor and indoor air pollution. Thus, African countries need to formulate and implement evidence-based policies to address and mitigate air pollution impact on health. However, many countries in Africa, need substantial efforts upstream in the policy cycle, in establishing and strengthening the evidence-base for policy making and policy implementation related to ambient air quality. To address this gap, UN Environment in partnership with the Government of Benin, Botswana and Ethiopia will hold National workshops in each country to strengthen capacity of policy makers, academics and other actors to strengthen and use data and information to: I) assess air pollution levels II) support the development and implementation of evidence-based policies on air quality and health. The proposed National Workshops follows the initial country visits conducted in the months of January and February in 2018 and will build on leveraging support to bridge the gaps identified in the Draft Report shared with the country focal point in May 2018. The overall objective for the proposed National workshop in Ethiopia is to develop a practical approach to generate, access, understand and use data and information for ambient air quality assessment for policy action.
Better Air Quality, Malaysia 14-16 November 2018 UEMI Presents at the 2018 Better Air Quality Conference Session recording: https://www.facebook.com/CleanAirAsia/videos/264431697749931/ The Urban Electromobility Initiative (UEMI) shared insights regarding the essential building blocks for accelerating electric mobility in Asian cities at the 10thBetter Air Quality Conference held in Kuching, Malaysia last November 14-16, 2018. These insights were shared at the “Roadmap to Real Zero-Emission Mobility” session that was organized by the United Nations Environment and Clean Air Asia.
Workshop with ITDP Mexico 16. NOVEMBER 2018 Urban Pathways and UEMI organised a workshop jointly with the Urban Design Team of ITDP Mexico, and the General Coordination of Mobility of the state of Aguascalientes. The event took place on November 16th in the context of the study about the modal choice and road safety of teenagers in their journey to school that Urban Pathways has been conducting since August 2018 in Aguascalientes. The objective of this meeting was to discuss the methodology and outcomes of Vision Zero for Youth, an initiative to reduce the number of road accidents in children and youth that has been carried out by ITDP in school areas in Mexico City. School directors, as well as the education, public health and security authorities of the State of Aguascalientes were invited to participate. Additionally, the meeting explored potential cooperation possibilities in the implementation of this framework in Aguascalientes
Belo Horizonte Training 5-6 November 2018 Training and project scoping in Belo-Horizonte The UEMI team has visited Belo-Horizonte (Brazil) from the 4-8 November. In cooperation with the transport authority BHTrans a training has been conducted for almost 400 employees of the organisation covering urban planning, mobility management and vehicle technologies. The team met with the colleagues in the municipal authority to explore options for energy efficient public lighting and waste management solutions. The UEMI team also met with sister projects active in Brazil and the Ministry of Cities and the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade to discuss opportunities for cooperation, replication and scale-up.
Under the theme of “Connecting People and Places” Nairobi’s Placemaking Week returned for its 3rd edition on Luthuli Avenue from 30 October to 3 November 2018 Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, is a rapidly growing metropolitan area with an estimated 4 million people living or working within its city boundaries. According to the World Population Review, by 2030, the population may grow to as much as 7 million.Nairobi has been largely unprepared for the consequences of the rapid population growth – leaving mobility needs in the hands of private cars and uncoordinated and unsafe paratransit operators, the so-called Matatus. Besides the increasing motorization rate, half of the urban residents in Nairobi still rely on walking and cycling; but the space provided to them is limited, road safety is a real concern, and the exposure to air pollution is severe. Placemaking Week
Open Streets Cape Town 22 - 28 October 2018 UEMI to support and help facilitate UN-Habitat’s participation in a one-week workshop for representatives from African cities in Cape Town Cape Town Friday, 26 October 2018 - Urban Pathways partnered with UN Habitat, Transform Urban Mobility Initiative and Open Streets Cape Town for a one week workshop (from 22 to 28 October 2018) with representatives from ten (10) African cities on implementing the New Urban Agenda in Cape Town, South Africa. The African ten cities representative comprised of policy-makers and civil society associations working in areas including urban mobility, development, health and education. The Urban Pathways project team engaged with policymakers and civil society on the 3 board areas of the projects objectives, namely, waste management, energy and transport. Discussions centred on how to practically implement the new urban agenda in different African cities taking into consideration the socio-economic policy priorities, local context and on the ground behaviour. Urban Pathways, going forward, will provide capacity building, partnership engagements and project identification and development for support with our established partners and stakeholders from this workshop - building board consensus and practically bringing to life the Paris Agreement commitments. One of the focus discussions was how to implement non-motorised transport activities in local communities, develop policy and shift behaviour toward low/no carbon emissions.
World Habitat day 1 October 2018 World Habitat Day with the theme Municipal Solid Waste Management "With the theme of Municipal Solid Waste Management and a slogan Waste Wise cities, the United Nations World Habitat Day on 1 October 2018 is taking action to address the municipal solid waste management challenge in Nairobi, Kenya. The purpose of World Habitat Day is to reflect on the state of the cities and other human settlements and on how to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda. It is a call for action to the world to address the solid waste management challenges facing each city and town. The Urban Pathways team in UN-Habitat will join this effort to: • raise awareness among the public that Municipal solid waste is a global challenge that needs all to participate and address. • facilitate policy dialogue and form partnerships • promote innovative solutions to municipal solid waste management • mobilize resources to address the municipal solid waste challenges” For more information: https://unhabitat.org/world-habitat-day/
DOPPELMAYR & UN-HABITAT: DECISION-MAKERS DISCUSS INTEGRATED PUBLIC TRANSPORT SOLUTIONS DURING THE INTERNATIONAL MOBILITY CONGRESS IN LA PAZ, BOLIVIA “The Solution to Public Transport is never only one solution but rather an integrated mobility system” – said César Dockweiler, Director, Mi Teleférico in his opening remarks at the International Mobility Congress in La Paz. Cities around the world need to understand better the importance of integrated and intermodal public transport systems. Public transport can only run efficiently when it operates as a seamless, integrated system. The Congress in La Paz has illustrated that this is particularly important in fast urbanizing cities, where public transport must increasingly compete with privately-owned cars. To share experience and to learn from the integrated mobility system in La Paz, around 50 participants from Bolivia, India and Zimbabwe participated in the International Mobility Congress in La Paz, 1-4 October 2018, representing city officials, transport operators, transport authorities, non-governmental institutions, international organizations, private sector and academia. The workshop was organized in a joint effort of UN-Habitat, Mi Teleférico and the Ministry of Public Works, Services and Housing, with support from Doppelmayr Seilbahnen GmbH. The workshop underscored the linkages between growing urbanization and expected rise in motorization, while discussing the importance of implementing integrated public transport solutions.
Transport and Climate Change week in Berlin 24-28 September 2018, Berlin In cooperation with partners initiatives the GIZ hosts this year’s Transport and Climate Change Week in Berlin from 24th and 28th of September 2018 (https://www.transportweek.org). The Wuppertal Institute actively supports the planning and organisation and contributes to several sessions. Representatives from Urban Pathways (www.urban-pathways.org) partner cities will participate in the training week and will work with other local and national government officials on participatory planning, e-mobility and innovation in transportation. The Transport and Climate Change Week aims to share experiences about sustainable transportation to limit climate change and foster knowledge exchange between transport experts from all over the world. The event will host more than 70 participants from 14 countries. The partner cities Belo Horizonte, Kochi and Accra will contribute to various sessions and will share recent updates from the joint project activities.
6 December 2018, 9-11pm Bus Rapid Transit –Lessons Learned from the SUSTRAN project
Evaluating BRT systems –A global perspective (tbc)
Roland Wong, P.Eng. -Clean Energy Alternatives Inc., Surrey BC, Canada
The potential of Bus Rapid Transit for African cities (tbc)
Maina Gachoya, Transport Planner, ITDP, Nairobi, Kenya
Stefanie Holzwarth, Urban Mobility Unit, UN-Habitat, Kenya
13 September 2018 Sustainable Urban Mobility in Action Transport & Climate Change
Low Carbon Urban Mobility in Action
Dr. Shritu Shrestha, Research Fellow, Wuppertal Insitute for Climate, Environment and Energy
Resilient Transport - The case of a resilient BRT system in Toronto
Dr. Alexander Mirescu, Business Unit Head for Urban Resilience, Pontarolo Engineering, Canada/CEO and Founder, Promoter, United Nations Making Cities Resilient Campaign Sustainable transport solutions offer significant mitigation potential and are essential in meeting the climate goals. There is an urgent need for action towards zero emission mobility solutions. The mitigation potential of transport is further enhanced by moving towards compact cities, short distance trips and clean modes of transport. Improvements and actions towards increased resilience and adaptive capacity of key transport infrastructure, networks, and services are key to combating the impacts of climate change, including preparedness, protection, response and recovery.
Urban Pathways regional training in Kenya, Nairobi 6-7 September 2018 A regional training workshop will be organised on 6-7 September 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya on urban energy, mobility and resource management issues. The Wuppertal Institute, in partnership with UN-Habitat organizes the training event for local and national government officials.The 2-day workshop in Kenya will focus on implementation action of the project in Africa considering the UNFCCC’s Paris Agreement in the context of the New Urban Agenda and the UN’s Sustainable development Goals (SDGs). The challenges and opportunities in urban areas for low-carbon urban basic services, to initiate similar discussions in Africa through establishing a knowledge sharing network, to elaborate on integrated project solutions in the fields of urban energy, mobility and resource management and to seek for cooperation with relevant authorities, projects and initiatives. Representatives from Accra and Casablanca will join the workshop in Nairobi as partner cities to share their experiences.
Urban Pathways cities join Ambitious Cities Promises training 3 - 8 September 2018 The Urban Pathways partner cities Melaka (Malaysia) and Hai Phong (Vietnam) will join a regional training event co-organised by the city network ICLEI. As part of the sister project Ambitious Cities Promises the local government officials will learn about urban mobility and planning issues in cooperation with the Urban Pathways project. The training in Seoul is organized by the Seoul City Government, Seoul Human Resources Development division and ICLEI. The Wuppertal Institute and UN-Habitat are currently organising several trainings with sister projects to share experiences and explore synergies. The training will bring together 15 cities from South East and East Asia. The participants will work on the topics of urban mobility and waste management and learn about the ways Seoul is handling these issues, through presentations and site visits.
Joint FUTURE RADAR and EBSF_2 Webinar 7 September 2018 Results and recommendations for the introduction of eco-driving schemes and green-driver assistance systems in European bus fleets will be presented during an interactive Webinar on 7 September 2018 Eco-driving is driving that optimises the use of energy and contributes significantly to emission reduction as promoted by the European Commission. Identifying and reducing inefficient driving habits and energy-wasting manoeuvres (e.g. harsh braking, needless accelerating) enables public transport operators to reduce both operating costs and emissions as well as to increase passenger safety. In this webinar the different technologies will be presented that were tested within the EBSF_2 project and opportunities for the further uptake will be identified through THE PEP partnership and the FUTURE RADAR project. The webinar will provide guidance to decision-makers, technicians and driving instructors of public transport operators that are planning to introduce eco-driving schemes in their cities. The webinar will be organised by Rupprecht Consult with speakers from Chalmers University and the Austrian Energy Agency.
Webinar on Eco Districts: Access, Mobility and Public Space 15 August 2018 & 4 September 2018, 4-6pm Webinar on Eco Districts: Access, Mobility and Public Space 120 urban practitioners, neighbourhood leaders and city officials from the city of Quito participated in our first Webinar about EcoDistricts in the context of the EcoDistricts Design Contest launched by the Metropolitan Institute of Urban Planning (IMPU by its Spanish acronym) (@IMPUQuito). The webinar focused on the importance of accessibility, mobility and public space in the design of EcoDistricts, as well as the stakeholder engagement needed for its implementation. Thanks to Marcela Guerrero, Diego Hurtado, Galo Cárdenas and María Rosa Muñoz for sharing their expertise with us. Their presentations are available here.
WORLD URBAN FORUM (WUF9) 7 - 15 February 2018, Kuala Lumpur UEMI_SOLUTIONS is featured at the World Urban Forum from 9 to 13 February 2018 11 February from 11:00 - 13:00 PM in room AFINUA Networking Event: Boosting Urban Energy, Mobility and Resource Management 12 February 2018, 11.00 - 12.00 at the German Pavilion Urban Pathways – Supporting Low Carbon Plans for Urban Basic Services
Stakeholder engagement and training in Viet Nam 25 - 26 January 2018 UEMI_SOLUTIONS engages with city officials and stakeholders discussion on the opportunities to implement low-carbon urban mobility solutions in Hai Phong city and Hanoi, addressing the linkages to urban energy and resource sectors.
UEMI_SOLUTIONS stakeholder engagement in India 22-23 January 2018 Representatives from Municipal Departments relating to Natural Resources and Environment, Transport, Energy, Waste Management, Urban Planning and Investment, and relevant institutions, NGOs and international organisations will be present to discuss urban energy, mobility and resource solutions, including electric mobility, urban design and delivering on the New Urban Agenda.
COP23 – Governments Meet to Fast Forward Implementation of Paris Agreement’s GoalsUN Climate Change News, Bonn The 2017 UN Climate Change Conference opens on Monday, with the aim of launching nations towards the next level of ambition needed to tackle global warming and put the world on a safer and more prosperous development path. The Urban Electric Mobility Initiative and the FUTURE RADAR project will organise a session at this year´s Climate Conference (COP 23) focusing on local action and discussing key areas for international cooperation. The event will take place on 16 November at the Talanoa Space from 13.00 - 14.00.
The Mobility Academy of the Touring Club Switzerland is monitoring the world of collaborative mobility for nearly half a decade now and, since 2013, stages the annual World Collaborative Mobility Congress in Europe. "wocomoco2017 is coming to Berlin, thus touching ground in one of the most exciting cities in Europe when it comes to innovating the sharing of cars, rides, bikes as well as other means of transportation," says Dr Jörg Beckmann, CEO of the Mobility Academy. "We're extremely delighted to come to Germany and work together with our German partners – the ADAC, the Agora Verkehrswende and the Senate of Berlin – to make wocomoco2017 a big success.”
The EcoMobility World Festival, initiated by ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, is a month-long mise-en-scène of the future of urban mobility in a real city, with real people, in real time. During the EcoMobility World Festival 2017, the City of Kaohsiung in Chinese Taipei will transform the streets of the historic Hamasen neighborhood into a dedicated space for ecomobile modes of transport such as walking, cycling, public transport, shared vehicles and light electric vehicles. The Festival, held every other year in different cities, is a live demonstration of how cities cancreate a forward-thinking urban transportation culture through ecomobility.It is an avenue for city governments to experiment with creative ecomobile solutions to create more livable cities. It also gives residents the opportunity to experience how traveling through integrated, socially inclusive and healthy transport options can improve their quality of life. Throughout the month, the EcoMobility Expo will also showcase various innovative sustainable transport and urban solutions offered by local and international businesses.
The ITF’s 2017 Summit on Governance of Transport will explore the trends shaping transport governance and identify the most pressing challenges in the transport sector. Through the governance lens, it will focus on infrastructure, global connectivity, the right regulation for innovation, and urban access and mobility. Transport governance affects decisions regarding everything from local cycle paths to global trade routes. The governance framework both responds to and shapes decision-making and policies addressing inter alia environmental and climate considerations, working conditions, accessibility, and technical solutions, as well as organisational and financial challenges for the sector that are in constant flux. Important factors in this include legislative and regulatory frameworks, attribution and devolution of responsibilities between different levels of authority and across sectors and involvement of stakeholders.
Governing Council UN-Habitat 8 -12 May 2017, Nairobi The Twenty-sixth session of the Governing Council The twenty-sixth session of the Governing Council of UN-Habitat will take place from 8 – 12 May 2017, at the United Nations Offices in Nairobi, Kenya. This session of the Governing Council follows the adoption of the New Urban Agenda during the Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) in Quito, Ecuador in October 2016. Pathways for Urban Mobility: Side Event at the UN-Habitat GC26 The New Urban Agenda provides a great opportunity to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement and urban mobility can make a vital contribution to this. This is where international partnerships can make a contribution to the uptake of innovative and sustainable urban mobility solutions across the world by facilitating dialogue and exchange, promoting successful policy, providing guidance and tailored advice to city officials, and fostering future cooperation on research, development and innovation. During this side event the opportunities and barriers of sustainable transport measures and the contribution of city-to-city cooperation to boost take-up and transfer were discussed. The event was jointly organized by the SOLUTIONS network, the Urban Electric Mobility Initiative (UEMI) and the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI).
Climate Change Conference, UNFCCC 08- 18 May 2017, Bonn The Bonn Climate Change Conference, organized by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change will take place from 8th May to the 18th May 2017 in Bonn, Germany. The conference will cover areas like Climate Changes, Green house effects, stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere, green urban.
Doppelmayr: Academy of Sustainable Urban Mobility 24 - 29 April 2017, Vienna The academy provides a combination of classroom and web-based training linked with targeted study tours to Vienna, Austria and Koblenz, Germany. After successful application, target countries and cities will be taken through a pre-training preparation before they are participating in a 5-day workshop incl. field visits to innovative public transport projects. This course is aimed at decision-makers who wish to gain an advanced understanding of Sustainable and Innovative Urban Mobility Solutions.
Intergovernmental Tenth Regional Environmentally Sustainable Transport (EST) Forum in Asia 14 - 16 March 2017, Vientiane Intergovernmental Tenth Regional EST Forum in Asia under the theme "2030 Road Map for Sustainable Transport ~ Aligning with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)" will be held from 14 to 16 March 2017 in Vientiane, Lao PDR. It is expected that approximately 500 participants, including senior government representatives from Asia and the Pacific countries, city mayors, international experts, resource persons, and others as listed below will be attending the conference.
ERTRAC Plenary Meeting 7 March 2017, Brussels The European Road Transport Research Advisory Council (ERTRAC) is the European Technology Platform (ETP) for Road Transport. ERTRAC is recognized and supported by the European Commission.
Transforming Transportation 2017 12-13 January 2017, Washington This year’s theme for Transforming Transportation is "Beyond Commitments: Sustainable Mobility for All" and will focus on how we can transform transport and ensure sustainable mobility at scale. Transportation is a key agent in urban life and development, and therefore, a major pathway to creating sustainable cities.
Kick-off meeting FUTURE RADAR 18 - 19 January 2017, Brussels Future Research, Advanced Development and Implementation Activities for Road Transport The FUTURE-RADAR project will support the European Technology Platform ERTRAC (the European Road Transport Research Advisory Council) and the European Green Vehicle Initiative PPP to create and implement the needed research and innovation strategies for a sustainable and competitive European road transport system. Linking all relevant stakeholders FUTURE-RADAR will provide the consensus-based plans and roadmaps addressing the key societal, environmental, economic and technological challenges in areas such as road transport safety, urban mobility, long distance freight transport, automated road transport, global competitiveness and all issues related to energy and environment.
Polits Conference 2016 01 - 02 December 2016, RotterdamPolis Conference 201601 - 02 December 2016, Rotterdam Innovation in Transport for Sustainable Cities and Regions450 mobility professionals from across Europe and beyond have come together to debate on urban and regional mobility at this year's Annual Polis Conference held in Rotterdam. Local and regional authorities call for greater understanding of where automated road transport can benefit cities.The Polis Conference plenary brought together local governments, the automobile industry, research and the European and international institutions to explore where automated vehicles can deliver benefit for cities and what needs to be done to make this happen.
COP 22 10 - 17 November 2016 - Marrakesh, Morocco Boosting sustainable mobility and delivering on the Paris Agreement and the New Urban Agenda Urban Mobility is a vital aspect in shifting towards a 1.5 Degree stabilization pathway and is at the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda. In this side-event at the COP 22 we will discuss to discuss the opportunities and barriers of sustainable transport measures, the contribution of city-to-city cooperation and linkages between local and national policies to boost take-up and transfer. Jointly organized by the urban mobility SOLUTIONS project and the Urban Electric Mobility Initiative.
Habitat III 17 - 20 October 2016 -Quito, EcuadorHabitat III is the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, which will work towards the adoption of a New Urban Agenda in which governments can respond to the key urban challenges by promoting a new model of urban development that is able to integrate all facets of sustainable development to promote equity, welfare and shared prosperity. Several UEMI related side-events are planned for the Habitat III conference in Quito
wocomoco 2016, 4th World Collaborative Mobility Congress 07 September 2016 - 08 September 2016 Warsaw, Poland wocomoco is strongly committed to the theme of 'Collaborative Mobility' and the actors involved. It wishes to drive social change forward towards the creation of sustainable, efficient mobility and is therefore promoting dialogue on the theme from the political, economic and social aspects. The World Collaborative Mobility Congress, a meeting place for the various players from the world of collaborative mobility, is staged once a year with the aim of achieving these objectives. The UEMI and the urban mobility SOLUTIONS partnership are organisational partners of the conference more...
17th IUAAP World Clean Air Congress and 9th CAA Better Air Quality Conference 29 August 2016 - 02 September 2016 Busan, South Korea With air pollution implicated in the deaths of 7 million people annually around the world, the Better Air Quality (BAQ) Conference and the World Clean Air Congress are meeting jointly in a landmark event to explore the scientific, technological and policy advances and innovations - at local, national and international levels - that could solve the global challenges to health and the environment. The SOLUTIONS team and the Urban Electric Mobility Initiative will co-host a session on "Enabling and Scaling-up Electromobility” to discuss the integration of electric mobility solutions into a wider concept of sustainable mobility to make a positive contribution to global climate change targets, the Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda.more ...
14th World Conference on Transport Research 15 July 2016 - 16 July 2016 Shanghai, China The World Conference on Transport Research has been held every three years since 1977. The 14th World Conference will be held 10-15 July 2016 in Shanghai, China at Tongji University, which will host the Conference at its main campus. The WCTRS Young Researchers’ Conference will take place on 10 July 2016. Three papers related to the urban mobility SOLUTIONS project and the Urban Electric Mobility Initiative will be presented (http://www.wctrs-conference.com/conference-programme.asp). All reviewed conference papers will be published in a Transportation Research Procedia volume of selected proceedings.
Parliamentary Evening Event: Sustainable Transport in Africa 23 June 2016 Berlin, Germany The German Partnership for Sustainable Mobility, the German-African Business Association and the European Institute for Sustainable Transport (EURIST) organised a discussion about German-African partnership in sustainable transport on 23 June 2016 at the German Bundestag. The UEMI partner UN-Habitat presented current challenges and opportunities for sustainable urban mobility in Africa.
German Habitat Forum with Transport Focus 01 Juni 2016 - 02 Juni 2016 Berlin, Germany The forum offered an opportunity for pioneering thinkers and interesting figures from across the world, representing the spheres of politics, business, research and science, civil cities and municipal authorities, to enter into a dialogue with each other. At the same time, it aims to deliver input for the third global United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Development, Habitat III, taking place from 17 to 20 October 2016 in the Ecuadorian capital, Quito. more...
Annual Summit of the International Transport Forum 18 May 2016 - 20 May 2016 Leipzig, Germany The Annual Summit of the International Transport Forum is the premier global transport policy event. Since 2008, the Summit brings together ministers from around the world to share policy perspectives with CEOs, heads of international organisations, thought leaders from civil society and academia, and media. This vibrant conference addresses strategic and topical issues across all transport modes where participants can engage in the debate through a variety of session formats. more...
6th European Transport Research Conference 18 April - 21 April 2016 Warsaw, Poland Innovative Solutions for Tomorrows Mobility, The Transport Research Arena is the most important transport research event in Europe, gathering every 2 years the key stakeholders such as researchers, experts, operators, industry and policy-makers. more...
Urban Mobility Implementation Action Days 14 April - 15 April 2016 Berlin, Germany Delivering on the New Urban Agenda: boosting the take-up of sustainable urban mobility SOLUTIONS. This two-day conference in April 2016, the final event of the SOLUTIONS project, will showcase the activities performed by cities working together on sustainable mobility as part of the SOLUTIONS project. For more information about SOLUTIONS, please visit the project website www.urban-mobility-solutions.eu.
3rd European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans 12 April - 13 April 2016 Bremen, Germany The efficient city uses available resources at their optimum to create a city that has low congestion, yet high mobility for work and leisure. It has high efficiency in using energy and space, and also ensures the greatest social, economic and environmental benefits are realised from its financial investments. The UEMI was presented at the international cooperation session "SUMP goes global".
European Habitat Side Event: Transport in action:boosting the take-up of sustainable urban mobility 16 March 2016 Prague, Czech Republic The SOLUTIONS project and Urban Electric Mobility Vehicles Initiative (UEMI) support international exchange on sustainable urban mobility solutions. These initiatives bring together a wealth of experience and technical knowledge from international organisations, consultants, cities, and experts involved in transport issues and solutions. SOLUTIONS and the UEMI aim to make a substantial contribution to the uptake of innovative and green urban mobility solutions across the world by facilitating dialogue and exchange, promoting successful policy, providing guidance and tailored advice to city officials, and fostering future cooperation on research, development and innovation. This event will showcase some of the activities of cities working together on sustainable mobility as part of the SOLUTIONS project and the UEMI network.
Transforming Transportation 2016 Transforming Transportation is the annual conference co-hosted by EMBARQ, the sustainable urban mobility initiative of WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, and the World Bank's Transport & ICT Global Practice.
Boosting sustainable mobility in Europe, Asia and Latin America with city-to-city cooperation A public debate at the COP 21 to discuss the opportunities and barriers of sustainable transport measures and the contribution of city-to-city cooperation to boost take-up and transfer. Lima Paris Action Agenda event on global transport landscape and trends, adaptation issues, and the mitigation potential in people and freight transport. This also included a stocktake of progress of actions on Transport and Climate Change since the Secretary General's Climate Summit in September, 2014, including the Urban Electric Mobility Initiative (UEMI), Jointly organized by SOLUTIONS and the UEMI
Side event at COP21: Linking ambition to action- Success factors for low carbon development pathways in transport sectors INDCs and voluntary commitments illustrate what the transport sector can contribute to low carbon development. Countries have submitted their INDCs and presented mitigation targets. Among 120 INDCs submitted as of October 6, 76% explicitly identify the transport sector as a mitigation source, and more than 60% of INDCs propose transport sector specific mitigation measures. In addition, 11% of INDCs include a transport sector emission reduction target, and 15% of INDCs include assessments of country-level transport mitigation potential. In parallel, within the LPAA a number of transport-specific voluntary commitments have been prepared. more...
Bringing urban electric mobility to the next level: The next steps for SOLUTIONS and the Urban Electric Mobility Initiative (UEMI) SOLUTIONS and UEMI jointly organise a workshop on electric mobility in Brussels on 27 February 2015. The workshop will be hosted by the European Commission. The joint SOLUTIONS/UEMI workshop brings together different experts and stakeholders in the field of urban electric mobility from Europe and beyond. The event will reflect upon experience of cities in Europe and beyond in promoting electric mobility and the role of national and international frameworks and initiatives. Different electric mobility experts will present their latest findings and opinions on future developments and needs. Participants will discuss the role of Europe and European cities in fostering electric mobility and potential next steps for collaboration as part of a joint initiative to boost electric mobility around the world.