Interview with the City Engineer Alphonse Nkurunziza from Kigali, Rwanda

Making transport in Kigali people-friendly: Interview with the City Engineer Alphonse Nkurunziza

Responding to numerous news reports on the future of cars in Kigali, Rwanda, we spoke to the City Engineer Alphonse Nkurunziza on current plans and ongoing projects. What are the key points of your new public transport policy? We adopted this policy in 2013 as a part of the Master Plan 2040...

"Monitoring & reporting approach for GHG emissions": MobiliseYourCity's new publication is out!

MobiliseYourCity, a partnership among cities all over the globe for integrated urban development planning in emerging and develping countries, has recently issued a publication on monitoring and reporting GHG emissions in urban transport. This document, co-written by GIZ and...

Active Mobility from an International Perspective

Active Mobility from an International Perspective: SUTP at the International Cycling Conference in Mannheim

Cycling is sustainable and fun, and a key element of urban mobility for the future. Did you know that bicycles were invented 200 years ago in Mannheim – and in order to celebrate this, we are co-organizing the International Cycling Conference (ICC) there? The ICC is an interdisciplinary and...

UNITAR and GIZ SUTP launch an e-learning course: “Sustainable Urban Mobility in Developing Countries”

UNITAR and GIZ SUTP launch an e-learning course: “Sustainable Urban Mobility in Developing Countries”

Over the course of 12 weeks, beginnging with September 18th and running until December 8th, join the problem solvers and solution finders in addressing mobility issues arising in urban growth, road safety, energy and environment in developing countries. Participants will learn how to formulate,...

A road map to sustainable mobility plans

New SUTP Factsheet Series - Implementing the New Urban Agenda (iNUA)

In October 2016, country and city representatives agreed on the New Urban Agenda (NUA) in Quito, which forms an ambitious baseline for sustainable urban development until 2030. GIZ-SUTP is contributing to the NUA by publishing a new Factsheet Series. The series addresses mayors and...

Move Windhoek: Sustainable Urban Transport

Move Windhoek: Sustainable Urban Transport

The City of Windhoek, Namibia’s capital, is in urgent need of more efficient public transport and land-use planning. Because of a lack thereof the urban poor currently spend up to 25% of their income on their mobility needs. In a joint project, the City of Windhoek, Ministry of Works and...

Tourism and its impact on the climate

Tourism and its impact on the climate

  This is an extract from the e-update July 2017 published by epomm.eu (European Platform on Mobility Management). Tourism and its impact on the climate For most holiday travelers, the mode of transport is a means to an end, i.e. no more than a method of reaching one’s destination...

SUTP Poster 10 Principles for Sustainable Urban Transport now also available in Kiswahili

SUTP Poster 10 Principles for Sustainable Urban Transport now also available in Kiswahili

The poster 10 Principles for Sustainable Urban Transport is now available in Swahili, also known as Kiswahili, a Bantu language and an official language in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. The infographic is based on the approach 'Avoid- Shift- Improve'  and is a helpful...

Urban Road Safety materials now in Spanish!

Urban Road Safety materials now in Spanish!

Expanding our partnerships means expanding our resources. Providing relevant and accurate resources is important to us. It is also important to us to make these available in languages that help us keep high quality in the support we can offer our partners. Therefore, we are glad to announce the...

Promoting Cycling: still a lot to do in Germany

Promoting Cycling: still a lot to do in Germany

A nationwide Report about the satisfaction of cyclers gives an insight how German cities are still not the best place to swing on the wheel. Target-oriented and systematic bicycle planning requires a solid data basis, which exhibits the strong and weak aspects of bike networks in cities and urban...