Sustainable Urban Transport at the World Urban Forum 6

Organized jointly by UN-Habitat, the Government of Italy, the Campania Region and the City of Naples, the premier conference on cities and urban issues will take place in Naples, Italy, from 1st to 7th September 2012. The theme for this year’s World Urban Forum 6 is The Urban Future. Over 3,000 participants from 114 countries have already registered. As part of the focus area Urban Mobility, Energy & Environment, several events related to sustainable urban transport will emphasize its important role for overall city development. Below we highlight the most important events – a full list of all events including side and networking events is available at the official WUF homepage.

 Turn the Tide – Promote green, inclusive and sustainable urban mobility
Organized by KfW Development Finance together with GIZ, this networking event will feature presentations on three best practices for sustainable urban transport. Following an opening speech of Mr. Franz Marré, Head of Division at the

German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), three speakers will present their experiences with improving public transport in Bursa, Turkey and Johannesburg, South Africa, as well as traffic management in Hefei, China. Especially noteworthy is the opportunity to get a rare inside view on the transition process towards the Rea Vaya BRT system in Johannesburg, as Mr. Eric Motshwane, Executive Chairperson of the BRT operating company, will focus on the perspective of the minibus operators participating in the process, and illustrate the progress made until today during operations of the first phase of Rea Vaya. He will also put the project in the context of the overall city development strategy for Johannesburg.

Special event: Sustainable Transport following Rio+20
This session on promoting sustainable transport, organized by the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) and the Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) will provide an opportunity to discuss voluntary commitments announced at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) on sustainable transport related to financing, policy, knowledge management and capacity development. The session also will consider setting targets to measure sustainable urban transport and coordinating efforts and information sharing among UN agencies engaged in sustainable transport.

Dialogue 4: Urban Mobility, Energy and Environment
Building on the outcomes of Rio+20, this Dialogue will provide an opportunity to dicuss mobility in the context of the emerging urban agenda in preparation for HABITAT III in 2016. For detailed information, see also:a

More Info : Un-Habitat

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