Safe, Accessible, Smart and Integrated Urban Mobility
This post-Congress interactive workshop is open for 30 practitioners including city practitioners, urban planners, city officials, private sector, and transport or city experts.
Rapid urbanization in many Asian cities is leading to a pressure on mobility and the current trends show that the motorization in Asian cities is on the rise. Cities are recognizing the need to invest in high-quality mass transit systems, however in countries, especially in south Asia, these massive investments are not being accompanied by supporting measures like ensuring last-mile connectivity and safe access to stations, and transit oriented development and modal integration which is key to ensuring the sustainability of the mass transit system. Whilst, many cities have implemented ad hoc projects to disrupt mobility, due to lack of a coherent and integrated approach such good examples were not successes as pilot projects. The lack of safety and access to good alternatives to personal automobiles bolsters the desire to own personal automobiles and catalyzing the growth in motorized modes. Car Sharing offers a possibility to counter this trend but has mixed results in disrupting motorized mobility growth when planned without a fully integrated concept. Cities that have successfully implemented a structured and integrated sharing systems have reaped the benefits while cities with unplanned sharing projects portrayed sharing as an ineffective strategy to overcome mobility challenges of the 21st century.
Aim and Objectives
Through this Masterclass, we aim to bring together city practitioners, urban planners, city officials, private sector, and key experts to discuss the future of mobility in our cities and focus on the main aspects of sustainable mobility namely, how we plan and design our streets and cities, what constitutes safe, integrated and sustainable mobility systems, with a focus on mass transit systems and car sharing, and how shared mobility needs to be accessible and affordable.
Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI)
Cities and metropolitan regions in Africa, Asia and Latin America are seeking solutions for their overloaded transport systems. To support their efforts, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is launching the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI) together with numerous partners, supporting activities in the field of sustainable urban mobility. A transition towards sustainable urban mobility requires a shift in policy making and investment decisions. The Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative will support this transition by mobilising significant investments in sustainable urban transport infrastructure, building the capacity of key decision makers and supporting innovative and transformative sustainable mobility approaches on the ground.