Input from junior experts
Junior experts from the Change Maker Programme are invited to join the discussion and research about sustainable urban mobility.
Today, Amman is overwhelmingly disfigured by motorways and wide streets, all connected by bridges and tunnels. Nevertheless, traffic jams and congestions are seen everywhere in the city and at any given time. However, there is a true potential to Improving urban mobility and reaching the goal of sustainability in the public transport sector for the City of Amman, considering some changes to the institutional structure of the city, and the application of new policies that secure active public participation and stakeholder engagement in the planning and implementation processes of urban transport systems. This paper aims first to apply some well established political science theories on issues related in particular to stakeholder engagement, public participation, and possible ways to restructure the institutional set-up in the transport sector in order to assess and identify some of the challenges that suppress the effectiveness of the sector. This paper provides a contextual analysis of the experience of the City of Haifa with BRT systems in terms of policy environment, institutional structure, and the governance approaches adopted by the local and national governments in order to apply lessons learned on the case of Amman. Finally, the paper concludes with a set of propositions and solutions that could help improving public transport and the sustainability of urban mobility sector in Amman.
Change Maker Programme
UEMI_Solutions is regularly organising exchange between young Change Makers to engage in the discussion on sustainable urban mobility.
Urban Change Maker Training with students from India
Students from the CEPT University visited the Wuppertal Institute, sharing thoughts on innovative sustainable urban development and mobility - Berlin, June 2018
Urban Change Maker Training at the TU Berlin
Young professionals developing low-carbon urban development projects - Berlin, June 2018
Urban Change Maker Training in Berlin
A training on urban mobility solutions, governance, finance and implementation was organised in cooperation between the FUTURE RADAR project, the Urban Electric Mobility Initiative (UEMI) and the Urban Pathways project. With almost 100 participants from over 30 countries we discussed concrete low-carbon urban mobility solutions to deliver on the New Urban Agenda. The training addressed key challenges and opportunities for sustainable urban mobility, showcased innovative urban mobility solutions that are readily available for take-up and presented governance and finance solutions. The training was be part of the Urban Implementation Action Days from 16 to 20 October in Berlin.