Safe, Accessible, Smart and Integrated Urban Mobility
Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI) in collaboration with World Resources Institute India (WRI India), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability, Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) organized a full day master class, as a part of EcoMobility World Festival on 6th October 2017. The masterclass helped participants to brainstorm the idea of livable cities using people-oriented transit and development, develop shared and public mobility systems between different public modes and infrastructure; and create intelligent transport systems to create an Eco mobile and sustainable city.
The sessions in the masterclass focused on creating livable, smart and intelligent mobility systems in cities namely; understanding the kind of mobility and infrastructure required for future cities, using tactical urban design to creating safe and efficient street design through a public participatory process, implementing and Scaling Car Sharing to provide the alternate direction towards reduction of private transport in cities. The Transit Oriented Development session and Safe Access to Mass Transit Workshop demonstrated the need to create compact and walkable neighborhoods by engaging the participants in discussions and an interactive exercise.
The expected target audience for the workshop were planning authorities, mass transit operators, traffic police, all mobility service providers including informal transit operators and citizens groups, real estate developers, consultants/practitioners and community/civil society representatives. This masterclass was conducted in English.
Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI)
Cities and metropolitan regions in Africa, Asia and Latin America are seeking solutions for their overloaded transport systems. To support their efforts, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is launching the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI) together with numerous partners, supporting activities in the field of sustainable urban mobility. A transition towards sustainable urban mobility requires a shift in policy making and investment decisions. The Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative will support this transition by mobilising significant investments in sustainable urban transport infrastructure, building the capacity of key decision makers and supporting innovative and transformative sustainable mobility approaches on the ground.