• Monday 17 Oct 2016
  • Cities of Tomorrow: Liveable, Mobile and Connected

    Side Events
    Venue: R13
    Lead Organization:
    • Federal Ministry For Economic Cooperation And Development (BMZ) Germany.
    Partner Organizations:
    • C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group,
    • Cities Alliance – Cities Without Slums,
    • Deutsche Gesellschaft Für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH,
    • Deutscher Städtetag (Association Of German Cities),
    • Global,
    • Global KfW Development Bank,
    • Global World Resources Institute (WRI),
    • Humanitarian Open Street Map,
    • ICLEI,
    • Local Governments For Sustainability,
    • Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT),
    • Partnership On Sustainable,
    • Tanzania.

    This event is the one-stop shop for sustainable mobility and innovation in urban development. To put words into action the event will involve the official launch of the “Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative” (TUMI) – a joint effort by Germany and its partners to contribute to the implementation of the New Urban Agenda by enhancing urban mobility worldwide through scaling up financial cooperation and capacity building. Cities all over the world face tremendous challenges due to congestion, air pollution and traffic fatalities. This affects the quality of life of all citizens – especially those who live in vulnerable situations. Despite the potentials of agglomerations and their economies for providing infrastructure and services more efficiently, a great portion of urban dwellers lack access to basic urban services, experience social and economic exclusion and are highly vulnerable to environmental hazards and changes. Subnational and local governments are best placed to provide solutions to these problems and therefore have to be empowered and enabled in their role as development actors. Improving access to urban basic services through affordable, safe and clean mobility is a key enabler for the equitable and low-carbon development of cities. This is especially relevant for the inclusion of low-income dwellers which often live in peri-urban and surrounding areas with poor infrastructure and service connection. This event will highlight new, innovative solutions for people-oriented development through equitable public mobility services – including approaches based on information and communication technologies (ICT) – and outline the necessary financial mechanisms to put these solutions into practice. To round off the event, experts and practitioners from diverse backgrounds, cities and local governments, development banks, international cooperation, businesses, think tanks and civil society, will pitch their challenge and solution to kick-off a vivid discussion on the urban mobility of tomorrow among panellists and audience.