Mobility in cities: Building back better for the most vulnerable

Kalpana Viswanath, Co-Founder and CEO, Safetipin For all of us working on sustainable urbanisation, development and mobility, the COVID-19 pandemic has posed a challenge: How do we continue working on building viable mobility options to ensure that the goals of sustainable and equitable urbanisation are supported and furthered? By nature, cities are spaces of intermingling, …

Post-COVID Recovery: Major challenges for public transport

Sergio Avelleda, Director of Urban Mobility, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities Photo by billow 926/Unsplash The post-pandemic period will test one of the vital elements of our great cities. Public transport systems are facing unprecedented challenges, which will put their viability at risk. The city’s existence derives from an economic, social and psychological necessity: …

How close collaboration across the transport family can spread best practice and keep mobility chains open

François Davenne, Director General, UIC UIC, as the technical platform for railway cooperation at the global level, is the place of exchange for best practice, bringing together many networks of experts. In the context of COVID-19, the strength of these networks is used to give members and partners the possibility to regularly exchange information on …

How can the transport sector build back better from the COVID-19 crisis and what is the role of renewable energy in this recovery?

Rana Adib, Executive Director, REN21 COVID-19 has woken us up. Our economies have completely locked down, and transport has decreased significantly. This has led to reductions in carbon dioxide emissions and air pollution and has given us a glimpse of how life could be if we were able to make the necessary shift to a …

IsDB announces US$2.3 billion strategic preparedness response for member countries

Shared by Mohammed Alsayed, Manager, Economic Infrastructure at Islamic Development Bank, and published in the IsDB SDG Digest Special Edition on COVID-19 Photo from Gulf Business In recent years disruption is associated with something positive. This was largely associated with the work of scholars of innovation such as Clayton M. Christensen. The Cambridge Dictionary defined …

Restoring trust in public transport: The way forward

Written by Tsu-Jui Cheng, on behalf of Gino Van Begin, ICLEI Secretary General Photo from CityTalk/ICLEI As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the transport sector has experienced some of the most severe social and economic impacts. Public transport is keeping cities moving through the crisis, getting essential workers to their jobs and supporting essential …