Major cities around the world are affected by the impact of motorised traffic, both in terms of space requirements (traffic jams, parking) and such negative effects as traffic safety problems, unequal access to mobility opportunities, air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. The consequences of a growing fleet of private motorised vehicles are felt the most strongly in urban areas affected by rapid urbanisation and urban growth, as can be found in many Asian, African and Latin American countries.
Connective Cities organized a Dialogue Event on “Sustainable urban mobility: strategies and pathways towards more efficient, inclusive and environmentally sustainable cities” from 19 to 21 June 2017 in Bremen, Germany to specifically look into good practices, challenges and solutions to this crucial topic.
The event was hosted by the Bremen University of Applied Sciences (Hochschule Bremen) and it was organized in cooperation with the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen which shared its own experience in sustainable urban mobility projects through targeted study visits including e-mobility public transport as well as cycling and climate resilient infrastructure.
The dialogue event gathered German and international municipal actors with first-hand experience in urban mobility projects, including representatives of municipalities, municipal companies, regional associations as well as representatives from civil society, national ministries, academia and business active in municipal projects in this thematic area. Urban practitioners from Germany, Brazil, Lithuania, Macedonia, Namibia, South Africa and Thailand joined together to present their good practices but also to share their challenges and discuss viable practical solutions for their local needs.
Connective Cities' event in Cologne, 03.2017