Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI) at ITF Summit 2017

Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI) at ITF Summit 2017

The planning and implementation of sustainable urban mobility is complex and requires high cooperation between different public, but also private and civil stakeholders. This is why several internationally acknowledged institutions joined forces launching the TUMI at HABITAT-III in Quito in October 2016: the Asian Development Bank (ADB), C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, Development Bank of Latin America (CAF), the BMZ, ICLEI, the Institute for Transportation & Development Policy (ITDP), Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW), Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT), UN-Habitat and the World Resources Institute (WRI). TUMI combines the expertise and knowledge of all its partners and supports cities in developing countries and emerging economies in implementing sustainable urban mobility projects.

This week over 60 transport practitioners from all over the world will meet in Leipzig, Germany to discuss sustainable urban mobility. TUMI hosts a 1.5 day event (30-31 May) on Strengthening Urban Mobility Governance at the ITF Summit 2017 and organizes a side event on Friday June 2nd. New perspectives on urban development and governance will be discovered through views, challenges and solutions of fellow planners as well as findings from up-to-date research. We have invited i.e. speakers from Harvard University, UN-Habitat, ITDP, WRI and ICLEI.

The key questions explored in the conference will be: 

  • Why is sustainable urban mobility important?
  • What makes a good urban transport division? 
  • How can we get political decision-makers on board? 
  • Where do we find supportive external and internal partners? 
  • How can we use digital innovation to tackle these challenges?

During the Side Event on Friday i.e. speakers from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) and Harvard University will talk about the funding paradigms provided by international organizations and institutions to local governments. Are traditional planning and financing schemes still valid in times of rapid urbanization? The Side Event is open to all participants of the ITF Summit 2017 and will be from 09:30 till 11:00 on Friday June 2nd.

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