Unified Traffic and Transportation Infrastructure (Planning and Engineering) Centre (UTTIPEC), set up by Delhi Development Authority (DDA), launched a Transit Oriented Development (TOD) policy document that was notified by the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) in July 2015. Subsequently, DDA has initiated a pilot project, and formulated draft regulations to facilitate the implementation of, and test the policy.
This policy will aid equitable and multi-disciplinarian translation of benefits like walkable neighbourhoods, accessible transit, affordable housing, and reduced environmental degradation, to all citizens of Delhi. However, not all users are equipped to understand the details of the policy document as it is a novel concept for Delhi as well as other Indian cities. Thus, an easy-to-use and illustrative guide is needed which can elucidate the details of the policy’s guidelines and regulations in a user-friendly format.
WRI India has prepared the TOD Policy Manual, a graphical interpretation of the Delhi TOD Policy and its draft regulations, to bring in a common interpretation language for various stakeholders involved in TOD implementation. The manual has already been complemented with workshops that have helped potential users build their capacities on the subject and mediate existing gaps in the policy.
Jonathon Passmore (WHO) will elaborate the various objectives and provide insight to some of the national government strategies to improve road safety. Gregor Mews (Urban Synergies Group) will link public health to active mobility and outline the implication for planning and "healthy" road and urban design. This will be supported by case studies on local level and exemplary interventions in built environment. [read more]
Urda Eichhorst, Transport and Climate Change Advisor at GIZ, will provide the background to the development of the Passenger and Freight Transport Volume and briefly reflect on the portfolio of assistance provided through German development cooperation in order to assist countries in identifying effective transport mitigation measures and monitoring their effects. Then, Charles Kooshian, Transportation Policy Analyst at the Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP) will present the scope of the Passenger and Freight Transport Volume and provide examples for baseline and monitoring methodologies from the volume. Finally, Marion Vieweg-Mersmann, Current Future, will explain the linkages between GHG monitoring and reporting of measures and national transport GHG inventories. In the end, there will be time for questions and answers. [read more]
Dr. Stefan Bege, from the City of Nuremberg, will be presenting several international examples of
citizen engagement when planning and implementing sustainable urban mobility projects, including
those of the cities of Nuremberg. The webinar will provide a good opportunity to be inspired by
ways in which cities can involve their citizens in designing and realizing urban areas with a more
sustainable approach to mobility. [read more]
With the historical climate agreement in Paris the international community set itself an ambitious target for climate protection. To reduce global warming well below 2 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial level, decarbonisation is the key issue that will define the debate over the future of the world’s energy and transport systems. Germany has the responsibility – like all other countries – to significantly cut greenhouse gas emissions. Many countries have already set ambitious targets and identified action areas for emission reductions in the transport sector within their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).
Germany is a pioneer in the adoption of sustainable mobility, smart mobility and e-mobility concepts. At the same time, coined by its automobile industry, it is facing the challenge of structural transformation. To achieve the greenhouse gas reduction targets for 2030, 2040 and 2050, the transport related oil consumption needs to be drastically reduced. But transformation of the transport sector requires not only the substitution of fossil fuels by renewables. It also requires rethinking and optimising the entire mobility system in a holistic manner - by avoiding unnecessary traffic, shifting to environmentally friendly modes of transport and improving the efficiency of the transport system.
The transformation of our transport system is a complex challenge. It can only be achieved if the key players in the fields of politics, economics, science and civil society are working together. In partnership with these key players, Agora Verkehrswende lays the foundation for a comprehensive climate protection strategy for the German transport sector and supports its successful implementation.
The challenges cities face today require a holistic, systemic and transdisciplinary approach that spans different fields of expertise and disciplines such as urban planning, urban design, urban engineering, systems analysis, policy making, social sciences and entrepreneurship.
This self-paced edX-course (MOOC) is all about this integration of different fields of knowledge within the metropolitan context.
We would like to kindly invite you to the first webinar of the TUrbOCliC Webinar Series 2017. As a cross-sectoral group, we are working on the topics of inclusive cities, urban governance & building resilience, low carbon development and capacity development methodologies, among others. The webinar series aims at exchanging experiences and good practices among our members as well as other interested colleagues. This webinar will be about Implementing the International Agendas in and with cities. [read more]