Green Cities‘ Implications for Sustainable Urban Mobility

Connective Cities Practitioners' Workshop in Cebu, Philippines


According to United Nations’ forecasts, the global urban population will increase by 1.4 bil-lion between 2010 and 2030, and by another 1.4 billion between 2030 and 2050. Asian cities will have to accommodate two thirds of the global urban growth in the next decade, and by 2050, 64.5% of Asia’s population will be urban. The extremely rapid increase of urban popu-lation in Asia leads to a high demand for urban transport and mobility.

The complex challenge of planning and managing sustainable urban mobility brought together practitioners and experts on urban transport and planning in Cebu City, Philippines, for the 3rd Asian Connective Cities Practitioners' Workshop that took place from 17 to 19 November 2015.

Representatives from the Philippines, Indonesia and Germany engaged in a lively 3-day ex-change on the varied and complex tasks of sustainably planning and managing urban mobility.


Keynote by Dr. Primitivo Cal, University of the Philippines:
Challenges of Urban Mobility in Asia

Keynote by Dr. Stefan Bege, Municipality of Nuremberg:
Challenges of Urban Mobility in Germany



The case studies, which were a core part of the workshop, can be found below as a recap and for all interested stakeholders that were not able to participate in the Connective Cities Practitioners’ Workshop.

Torben Heinemann, Office for Traffic Planning and Road Construction, Leipzig, Germany
Leipzig: Towards a more sustainable and multi-modal city

Marc Canton, Movement for a Livable Cebu
Towards Sustainable Development in Cebu

Socorro B. Atega, Metro Cebu Development Coordinating Board, Cebu, Philippines
MEGA CEBU – Integrated development planning in city region management

Prof. Joseph Michael P. Espina, FUAP, MURP, Dean, USC - SAFAD, University of San Carlos, School of Architecture, Fine Arts and Design, Cebu, Philippines
Dispersed Concentrations: The Proposed Conceptual Land Use Structure for Metro Cebu

Martin Röhrleef, Hannoversche Verkehrsbetriebe AG (Traffic Department), Hanover, Germany
Mobility as a Service: Creating a “One Stop Mobility Shop“ for Hanover (Germany)

Henry Satya Nagara, Transportation Agency of Surakarta City – Parking Unit, Surakarta (Solo), Indonesia
Solo Green Cities’ Implications for Sustainable Urban Mobility – A Transport Demand Management Measure

Lorina Darmastuti Soedarmadi, Local Development Planning Board, Bogor, Indonesia,
Bogor Transportation’s Low Emission Development Strategies

Purnomo Dwi Sasongko / Ratna Budiarti, Local Development Planning Board, Semarang, Indonesia
What Does Green Mobility Mean for Climate and Gender?

Dr. Stefan Bege, Mayor’s Office, Unit on Urban Development Nuremberg, Germany
"Key Challenges of Urban Transport": the Nuremberg perspective


The presentations of good practices very much focused on establishing and promoting acces-sible and efficient alternatives to private transport options. The participation of civil society in developing mobility schemes was identified as a key aspect to embed at a very early stage of transport planning as well as the importance to offer affordable, safe and time-efficient public modes of transport.

After presenting their own city experiences, the participants worked on strategies to resolve concrete challenges related to their individual professional work contexts. Subsequently small groups of practitioners worked together to develop concrete action plans with a selection of action planning tools. The results of these sessions were presented to the other participants and will be reviewed and further elaborated upon return to the respective cities.

Connective Cities plans to facilitate the follow-up activities of the workshop in Cebu through networking and virtual collaboration tools that will allow participants to stay connected, link up with relevant experts and bring their action plans to the next level.


Connective Cities Practitioners‘ Workshop
Green Cities‘ Implications for Sustainable Urban Mobility
17 – 19 November 2015 in Cebu, Philippines
[pdf, 15 pp., 3,9mb, English version]


Kategorien:Connective CitiesDokumentationIntegrierte StadtentwicklungStadt und KlimawandelNachhaltige Mobilität
Regionen:The PhilippinesAsienCebu City


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