Think twice when planning and financing mass public transport projects

Think twice when planning and financing mass public transport projects

IsDB and GIZ SUTP jointly organized their eighth workshop. More than 25 transport experts from Islamic Development Bank member countries in MENA, Central Asia and Africa regions engaged in finding approaches how to plan and finance mass public transport projects for their cities in a workshop in...

Academy of Sustainable Urban Mobility 2018

Academy of Sustainable Urban Mobility 2018 - Getting inspired by best mobility practices in European cities

The need for shifting towards a sustainable mobility paradigm Urban transport plays a fundamental role in meeting the objectives of economic competitiveness, social inclusion and sustainable growth. Yet, in many countries, challenges arise around the rapid increase of private vehicles, traffic...

Shared mobility services and car-sharing in China

Shared mobility services and car-sharing in China

Globally, the transport and mobility sector is undergoing a holistic transformation, due to technological innovation, new business models, changing customer demands and political pressure to tackle environmental challenges. One possibly very sustainable development has been the growth of ride- and...

GIZ ORF-EE supports Sustainable Urban Mobility in SEE

GIZ ORF-EE supports Sustainable Urban Mobility in SEE

The GIZ Open Regional Fund for South-East Europe – Energy Efficiency (ORF-EE) initiated on 27 February in Sarajevo a round of meetings on the subject of sustainable urban mobility in capital cities of South-East Europe. The mission ended on March 8 with a conclusive meeting in Priština,...

Assignment of experts and workshop on the first low emission zone (LEZ) in Bangkok

Assignment of experts and workshop on the first low emission zone (LEZ) in Bangkok

In January 2018 Connective Cities organised the assignment of two German experts, one from Berlin and one from Munich, to the capital city of Thailand to work on 'Creating a first low emission zone in Bangkok'. These advisors were assigned to transfer expertise that would help facilitate the...

Managing 750 million records of big data to optimize mobility in Shenzhen

Managing 750 million records of big data to optimize mobility in Shenzhen

Interview with Dr. Wu Yue Dr. Wu Yue (吴岳博士) Dr. Wu Yue is the chief engineer of the intelligent transport division at the Shenzhen Urban Transport Planning Center (SUTPC). Dr. Wu Yue received his PhD from Tongji University in Shanghai in 1990. Before joining SUTPC 3 years ago, he had been...

United Nations Launch Road Safety Trust Fund

United Nations Launch Road Safety Trust Fund

Road traffic crashes result in around 1.3 million deaths annually. In urban areas, especially pedestrians and cyclists are exposed to a higher risk of road accidents involving death or severe injury. Thereby, a disproportionate amount is happening in developing countries. Launch of United...

Save the Date: Upcoming Webinar on 3rd May!

Save the Date: Upcoming Webinar on 3rd May!

Webinar on Taking stock of G20 sectoral ambition on decarbonising transport on 3 May 2018, at 2 pm (UTC+2). This webinar presents main conclusions of the report “Towards Decarbonising Transport – Taking Stock of G20 Sectoral Ambition” that has been released jointly by Agora Verkehrswende and...

New cooperation between Namibia and Bremen in the field of mobility

New cooperation between Namibia and Bremen in the field of mobility

Federal State Pilot Programme by GIZ in Namibia This article was written by Olga Weigel, GIZ in March, 2018. Between the 25th of February and 1st of March 2018, a Namibian delegation representing the country’s sustainable transport and logistics sectors visited the German hanseatic port city of...

3rd June has become the World Bicycle Day!

3rd June has become the World Bicycle Day!

On 12th April the United Nations General Assembly in New York adopted a resolution declaring 3rd June as the World Bicycle Day. The international community decided to do so after the World Cycling Alliance (WCA) and the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) have campaigned for its establishment...