Sustainable Urban Mobility and Climate Change

4th Connective Cities Asian Event - Practitioners' Workshop


Reducing Air Pollution by Climate-Friendly Means of Urban Transport

Transport and the resulting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are a major contributor to climate change. Therefore, the transport sector – as the second largest emitter after electricity and heat production – provides an outstanding opportunity to address climate change. Low-carbon transport policies can foster, among others, better air quality, improved accessibility and mobility, road safety, decreased traffic noise as well as energy efficiency.

The workshop aims to strengthen the exchange of experiences among Asian cities as well as with experiences from Germany, to identify good practice examples from the region and from Germany that can be adapted to other cities and regions around the world, to provide peer-to-peer advisory services for ongoing challenges in a creative and interactive workshop environment as well as to prepare the planning of joint projects which address sustainable urban mobility.  



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Mr. Huizenga, SLoCaT - Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport
Sustainable Urban Mobility and Climate Change in Asia

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ahrens, University of Technology, Dresden, Germany
Sustainable Urban Mobility and Climate Change in Germany

Mr. Suradech Taweesaengsakulthai, Khon Kaen University, Thailand
Good practice introductory talk


Environmental Transport Governance Strategies at City-Level - Transport Demand

Martin Röhrleef, Üstra Hannoversche Verkehrsbetriebe AG/ Hanover, Germany
Transit-oriented Development - How Greater Hanover integrates land use and transportation planning

Karnjana Songwathana, Faculty of Economics, Bangkok University/ Bangkok, Thailand
Willingness to Pay for Energy Efficient Cars: A Hedonic Pricing and Contingent Valuation Method Approach

Assist. Prof. Dr Singhanat Sangsehanat, Faculty of Architecture, Silpakorn University/ Bangkok, Thailand
Community Development and Environmental Transport Governance Strategies at City-Level towards a Low-Carbon Society

Amnard Poltecha, Thai City Planners Society/ Bangkok, Thailand
Smart Growth Concept: Transit-oriented Development around a Regional Train Connectivity Hub – A Case Study of Nongkhai Railway station in Nongkhai Province

Ittipol Paw-armart, Pollution Control Department/ Bangkok, Thailand
Engine Turn Up and Maintenance Program for the BMTA Bus

Martin Lutz, Senate Department for Urban Development and Environment/ Berlin, Germany
Berlin’s low emission zone (LEZ) as a successful recipe to curb pollutant emissions from road traffic in cities

Alternative Non-Motorised Means of Transport – Choice of Mode

Trinnawat Suwanprik, City Council of Chiang Mai Municipality/ Chiang Mai, Thailand
Creating a Non-Motorised Centre in ChiangMai’s Inner City Centre

Nirandorn Potikanond, Chiang Mai Sunday Cycling Club/ Chiang Mai, Thailand
Contraflow Bike Lane and Bicycle Road in Chiang Mai Municipality

Kreufah Boonduong, Office of Transport and Traffic, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA)/ Bangkok, Thailand
Promoting the Use of Bicycles in Bangkok

Kanjanee Budthimedhee, PhD., King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi/ Bangkok, Thailand
Cycling Canal and Community Project - Bangmod Case: Connecting and Reviving Canal Path as Means for People Transportation and Urban Development

Troy Dino Elizaga, University of San Carlos/ Cebu, Philippines
Revisiting the Green Loop for Sustainable Urban Mobility in Cebu City

Assist. Prof. Dr Supaporn K. Leopairojna, Faculty of Architecture, Kasetsart University/ Bangkok, Thailand
Green Campus: Promoting Walking and Cycling at Kasetsart University Campus

Sustainable and Socially-Inclusive Public Transport – Means of Public Transport

Sariya Srichuae, PhD., Department of Public Works and Town and Country Planning/ Bangkok, Thailand
Factors affecting mobility of elderly in urban public spaces and transportation facilities in Bangkok in relation to climate change mitigation strategies

Dr Kerstin Burggraf, Transport Development Department Dresden/ Dresden, Germany
Development of a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan for Dresden

Septina Setyaningrum and Budi Yulianto, GIZ – Sustainable Urban Transport Improvement Project and Transportation Agency Surakarta City/ Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia
Competitive Manner between Public Transport and Private Vehicle: One-way System and Contraflow Implementation for the Surakarta Network

Efren Carreon, National Economic and Development Authority/ Cebu City, Philippines
Climate-Friendly Means of Urban Transport in Metro Cebu

Climate-Friendly Technologies in the Transport Sector – Technology

Qingchan Yu and Dr Shengnian Xu, Global Environmental Institute (GEI)/ Beijing, China
Electrifying Taiyuan’s Public Transport: Promote Electric Vehicles in China’s Coal-Mining Province

Michael Ohm, OHM-PROJECTS Development/ Bremen, Germany
Introducing true electric mobility in German pilot cities for a sustainable future

Luo Weidong and Xuan Shengwu, Jinan Transport Bureau/ Jinan, China
Construction and Exploration of Medium-Capacity Transit System in Jinan, China

Irakli Turmanidze and Irakli Godeladze, Tbilisi City Hall and “Tbilisi Transport Company” LTD/ Tbilisi, Georgia
Compressed natural gas busses in Tbilisi


To date Asia is facing a passenger and freight transport dominated road mode amidst current rapid urbanisation processes – with a large amount of urban growth still to come. Often infrastructure investments focus on road expansion rather than on alternative means of transport. As a result non-motorised transport (NMT) tends to be marginalised. This leads to heightened levels of traffic congestion and other problems associated with rising levels of motorisation.

Urban growth pattern that focus on climate-friendly transport policies and technologies, play therefore an important role in achieving sustainable urban mobility. Effective change is required not only in regard to the volume of emissions but also in the ability of the transport system to operate under predicted climate change effects. Promoting behavioural change via modal shifts complements and reinforces technological developments.


4th Connective Cities Asian Dialogue Event
Sustainable Urban Mobility and Climate Change - Reducing Air Pollution by Climate Friendly Means of Urban Transport
27 – 29 September 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand
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Kategorien: Connective Cities Dokumentation Integrierte Stadtentwicklung Nachhaltige Mobilität Stadt und Klimawandel
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