Essential to the sustainable development of cities, mobility was a central agenda item for the Second Meeting of Municipalities for Sustainable Development, held in Brasilia April 23-25.
On May 2 and 3, transport professionals and representatives from the cities of Leon, Mexico; Santiago, Chile; Bogota, Columbia; and Sao Paulo, Brazil, will convene in Lima, Peru, for the Forum on Integrated Transport Systems in Latin America, organized by the Transitemos Foundation.
Sustainable transport and urbanization event set to kick-off in Mumbai
On April 15-16, Indian and international experts will discuss the current scenario of sustainable transport and urban planning in India, and the opportunities for the future of sustainable cities
After several months of negotiation between representatives of the City of Arequipa, the city’s Office of Road Traffic and Transportation, and the Integrated Transport System provider SIT-Arequipa, EMBARQ Andino was awarded a contract to provide technical assistance to make Arequipa’s bus system more functional, and more integrated.
In 2011, nearly 350 million people lived in Indian cities. More than 300 million new residents will join them over the next few decades to become part of the new urban India. This population boom will stress an already-pressured urban infrastructure system, especially with regard to transportation.
Advanced bus systems have the unique potential to provide innovative and efficient solutions to traffic congestion, vehicle emissions, and road safety at a much lower cost to cities than rail systems.
The World Bank and EMBARQ México announced a call for applications closing on April 5, for the 2013 Leaders in Urban Transport Planning capacity building program. The training will be held in Mexico City, April 26 to May 25, 2013.
Safer, cleaner and affordable transport for all is the focus of a partnership between UN-HABITAT and EMBARQ.
Partners in the Transforming Transportation 2013 conference share lessons, ideas, and opportunities for action.
Urbanization is one of the most significant modern-day phenomena and making urban transport more sustainable has become an urgent development priority. Six out of 10 people will live in cities by 2030. These growing cities are struggling to provide services to residents and deal with overburdened roads, as well as the threat of climate change and rising road traffic injuries.