As the urban population is expected to increase by 2-3 billion people between now and 2050, urban planning offers a key tool in realizing higher density, mixed land-use cities. This should help to ensure that a greater amount of trips are made by walking or cycling and create successful enabling conditions for mass transit solutions, either by bus or rail. Efforts to promote walking, cycling and mass transit will need to be accompanied by Travel Demand Management measures to reduce the Passenger Kilometers Traveled by Light duty vehicles. Possible TDM related measures include parking policy, congestion charging or quotas for new vehicle registrations as applied in several large Chinese cities. Greater deployment of “Mobility as a shared service” can also help to reduce zero and single occupancy vehicle travel.
The roundtable on the “Urban Energy – Transport nexus: cities as drivers of transformative action towards a low carbon future” is organized by Global Covenant of Mayors; ICLEI; C40; CCFLA; UN-Habitiat; UNEP/GABC; SEforAll; SLoCaT/PPMC, and is scheduled to take place on November 13th, 2017.
Detailed agenda will be posted soon. For events information, please contact Mark Major: firstname.lastname@example.org