Missing or inadequate infrastructure hinders economic development of cities and countries around the world every day. Africa alone loses 2% of its economic potential each year. A shift towards sustainable mobility systems provides the opportunity to empower economies. At the same time, a more compact and connected urban development could also reduce urban infrastructure capital requirements by more than US$3 trillion over the next 15 years worldwide.
The planning of such systems is complex and requires high cooperation between different public, but also private stakeholders. Good urban mobility governance is a key feature to enable planning and implementation of projects. Following up on the German Habitat Forum, the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI) hosts this pre-ITF summit practitioners’ conference to carry the debate and the implementation of sustainable mobility a step forward.
This conference is designed for game changers, willing to implement fast-track sustainable mobility projects and breaking out of conventional ways of thinking. It promotes a lively exchange of experts, bringing their experiences to the table.
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.
With a focus on Africa‘s rising urbanisation, the workshop is working with the following key questions:
Under the umbrella of this year’s International Transport Forum and its focus “Governance and Transport”, the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI) is hosting this exciting pre-event for practitioners together with its partner ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability and the City of Leipzig! Looking into governance at the municipal level, the 1.5 day event is designed as a pre-conference with an exciting field trip.
About the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI)
To support cities’ efforts to implement sustainable mobility projects and programs, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has launched the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI) together with numerous partners. It will mobilise 1 billion Euros to build, modernise and augment sustainable urban mobility infrastructure and support innovative solutions with potential for replication and up scaling. For 1,000 urban leaders, decision-makers, planners, students and change-makers TUMI will provide tailor-made capacity-building formats, to strengthen sustainable urban mobility - the mobility of the future.
Date: The conference will start in the morning of Tuesday 30 May and close at Wednesday 31 May in time before to the official opening of the ITF Summit.
Where: The venue for the TUMI conference is Kongresshalle am Zoo, Leipzig. Please note that there will not be a shuttle service to the venue, Kongresshalle am Zoo. The Kongresshalle is located less than 1km from official Summit hotels.
Who can attend: The conference aims at practitioners working in and for municipalities in non-OECD countries. It is also open for people interested in the field of urban mobility governance in those countries. However, places are limited in order to ensure vivid discussions.
To request participation: Please email a short introduction about yourself and your professional background to Jakob Baum (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Registration: Once your request for participation has been accepted, you will receive additional information about the registration process. All participants must register via the official Summit registration portal. Please note that it is not possible to register just for the TUMI conference.
Fee: Please see registration fee information. There is no additional cost to attend the pre-conference. Please indicate in your participation request, if you are also requesting support for the official ITF summit registration fee.
Related events: As part of the official ITF program, on Friday, 2 July there is a side event on “Global Infrastructure Politics vs. Local Interests?” organised by the TUMI initiative.