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UN-HABITAT as promoter of Sustanable Urban Mobility

18 November 2013 @ 2:00 pm

Key contributions from:

  • Andre Dzikus, Coordinator,Urban Basic Services Branch, UN-HABITAT, Nairobi,
  • Cornie Huizenga of SLoCaT  – Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport,
  • Michael Replogle, Managing Director Global Policy and  Founder, Institute for Transportation and Development Policy
  • Wojciech Suchorzewski, Warsaw University of Technology

Along with broader participation from  key urban mobility experts from the leading collaborating organizations including, among others EMBARQ – Centre for Sustainable Transport of the World Resources Institute and the Wuppertal Institute.

Prepared periodically by UN-Habitat under a mandate of the General Assembly, Global Reports on Human Settlements are aimed at providing the most authoritative and up-to-date assessment of conditions and trends in the world’s cities and other human settlements .  The latest Global Report (September 2013) is entitled “Planning and Design for Sustainable Urban Mobility”.  This comprehensive report argues that the development of sustainable urban transport systems requires a conceptual leap. The purpose of ‘transportation’ and ‘mobility’ is to gain access to destinations, activities, services and goods. Thus access is the ultimate objective of transportation.  Accessibility, urban form and the functionality of the city are a major focus of this report, which highlights the importance of integrated land-use and transport planning. 

The organizers of this workshop are using the opportunity created by the presence in Warsaw of participants of the COP19 Conference *to disseminate information and facilitate discussion, about approaches to urban transport policies being promoted by international organisations and by the leading think tanks in this field. The speakers will concentrate on the idea of sustainable urban mobility, with particular emphasis on challenges of the implementation of innovative approaches, and on the transferability of lessons learned. Discussions will also be based on the recently released Global Report on Human Settlements. The event will serve to take forward the EU supported “SOLUTIONS” initiative, that looks at innovations in urban transport and their transferability in different country contexts.     

Registration by e-mail: zik@il.pw.edu.pl (phone: +48 22 8253727) with the following data: name, organisation, function, address, e-mail address.

*United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, 19th Conference of the Parties  (COP19)


18 November 2013
2:00 pm