Delivering the New Urban Agenda through sustainable urban mobility solutions and Transit Oriented Development (TOD) (Quito, Ecuador, 20 Oct 2016) - 13 Oct 2016
This training event will be organized during Habitat III, 17-20 October 2016, Quito, Ecuador.

The Transformative Commitments of the New Urban Agenda include the commitment to sustainable and efficient transport for achieving the benefits of connectivity and reducing the financial, environmental and public health costs of congestion and air pollution. The uptake of electric mobility in all forms, in the context of better and compact urban planning has the potential to make an important contribution to a low carbon development pathway for transport. To ensure e-mobility solutions are properly integrated in a wider sustainable development concept, the training aims to assist participants and practitioners in illustrating strategies on how to develop and implement packages of policies and infrastructure.

Also notable as part of transport-related policies is transit oriented development (TOD), which promotes compact, higher density, mixed-use, walkable development, where residential and commercial districts are located around a transit station or corridor. It also facilitates transit use and maximizes overall accessibility and scale economy of cities. Due to the nature of TOD, it plays a vital role in realizing "sustainable and inclusive urban prosperity".

The event will be structured into three segments:

The first segment will focus on sustainable urban mobility solutions (with a focus on electric mobility), the second segment will focus on TOD, and the third segment will provide room for interactive discussions among the participants.

1) Sustainable Urban Mobility Solutions (1 hr 15 min)
The first segment on sustainable -- urban mobility solutions provides inputs on the technological, socio-economic and financial viability of mobility in different contexts and identifies infrastructure and policy measures with the highest mitigation potential. It will provide practical advice on key steps towards sustainable urban mobility, including:
a) How to develop an integrated sustainable urban mobility plan?
b) How to integrate e-mobility measures into a wider sustainable mobility concept?
c) How to set a baseline, estimate potential and track progress of sustainable mobility solutions?
d) How to create coalitions/collaborations for sustainable mobility actions?
e) How to prepare Transport Demand Management Strategies and integrate these with urban planning for compact cities and mixed land-use planning?
f) How to mobilize finances for promoting public road transport and Intermediate para-transit for sustainable urban transport?

2) Transit-oriented development (1 hr 15 min)
In the second segment on transit oriented development (TOD), the concept of TOD will be introduced to address its importance in realizing the New Urban Agenda (NUA) and promoting an effective, inclusive and sustainable urban development.

Good examples of TOD practices, measures and frameworks will be shared as well as their benefits and the lesson learned from the projects.

3) Interactive discussion (30 min)
The participants of the training event are expected to include practitioners, international organizations and multilateral financial institutions, who will bring the experience of sustainable mobility projects.

Participants are invited to share their experience in regard to the above training content and jointly review good practices undertaken by cities to improve the uptake of sustainable mobility solutions and TOD. Furthermore, challenges by different stakeholders shall be discussed, e.g. in integrating electric mobility solutions in the wider context of a sustainable urban transport system or on the concept of TOD.

How is the event related to the New Urban Agenda and its implementation?

The training event will discuss the concept of sustainable urban transport (incl. electric mobility) and TOD to highlight the role in realizing the New Urban Agenda (NUA) -- particularly its vision in the fields of transport, energy and air quality (paragraph 13).

The training will provide practical trainings on key steps towards implementing the New Urban Agenda:
a) "sustainable urban development for social inclusion and ending poverty",
b) "sustainable and inclusive urban prosperity", and
c) "environmentally sustainable and resilient urban development" -- the three transformative commitments for sustainable development as per the NUA.

NUA highlights the need to take measures to improve road safety and integrate it into sustainable mobility and transport infrastructure planning and design, promote access for all for safe, affordable, accessible, and sustainable urban mobility. NUA also emphasizes the need for better and coordinated transport-land use planning, leading to a reduction of travel and transport needs, enhancing connectivity between urban, peri-urban, and rural areas, including transport and mobility planning.

The New Urban Agenda has emphasized the urgency for a paradigm shift to cope with the widely predicted urban challenges the world will face in the coming years including the need for massive increase in accessible walking, cycling and, indeed, collective door-to-door public transport, infrastructure and services.

The proposed training will be discussing the strategies for improving the road safety and integrating it into sustainable mobility and transport infrastructure planning and design. It will also discuss how to design cities more compact, walkable and transit-friendly manner.

The training session shall enable the participants to learn various demand management strategies, strategies for promoting both NMT as well as door-to-door public transport, infrastructure and services, and to integrate these in the whole city planning.

Date and Time: 20 October 2016, 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Venue: R5

Admission: Free (Open for all participants on first-come, first-serve basis)

United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)
United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD)

Name of partner institution(s)
I. Sustainable Urban Mobility
Wuppertal Institute, Germany
ITDP, Washington, DC, USA (and many other cities in the world)
UN-Habitat, Kenya
IRU - International Road Transport Union (incl. The Global Partnership for Sustainable Transport initiative,
regional public-private High Level Groups, IRU Lighthouse for electric taxis, The IRU global taxi network)

MLIT-J, Tokyo, Japan
World Bank, Washington, DC, USA
SLoCaT, Shanghai, PR China
ITDP, Washington, DC, USA (and many other cities in the world)
WRI, Washington, DC, USA (and many other cities in the world)

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