EcoMobility World Festival

EcoMobility World Festival 2017

1 – 31 October 2017, Kaohsiung

In October 2017, the Kaohisung City hosted the 3rd EcoMobility World Festival. The Festival was a live demonstration of how cities could take a bold step to create a forward-thinking urban transportation culture through ecomobility. The historical Hamasen neighborhood was transformed into a dedicated space for ecomobile modes of transport such as walking, cycling, public transport, shared vehicles,and light electric vehicles.

The Festival, held every other year in different cities, is a mise-en-scène of the future of urban mobility in a real city, with real people, in real time. It is an avenue for city governments to experiment with creative ecomobile solutions to create more livable cities. It also gives residents the opportunity to experience how traveling through integrated, socially inclusive and healthy transport options can improve their quality of life.

Results of the Festival 2017

The Kaohsiung Strategies for the Future of Urban Mobility were adopted 4 October at the closing plenary of the EcoMobility World Congress 2017 in Kaohsiung.

Our cities are experiencing unprecedented changes in transportation that are driven by social, economic and technical trends. As city leaders, it is our responsibility to guide these changes to ensure that accessible, connected, affordable, safe, and environmentally friendly mobility options are being integrated into our existing and future communities.

The Kaohsiung Strategies for the Future of Urban Mobility are one of the legacies of the Kaohsiung EcoMobility World Festival and inspire local governments to transform their transportation systems and mobility patterns towards more sustainable, low-carbon and people-centered models that reduce automobile dependency.

The Kaohsiung Strategies, launched 4 October at the EcoMobility World Congress in Kaohsiung, were shared at the UN Climate Conference COP 23 in Bonn in November 2017, bringing a strong message on sustainable urban mobility to the international stage. They also serve as a call to action to apply the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda to local mobility policies.

The Kaohsiung Strategies are based on the Shared Mobility Principles for Livable Cities.

During the EcoMobility World Festival, the fourth EcoMobility World Congress 2017 was held from 2 to 4 October 2017 in Kaohsiung. The EcoMobility Congress series enabled international actors, united by a shared interest in sustainable transportation, to come together to share good practices and spark synergies in a setting that promotes creative collaboration, local initiatives and the EcoMobility agenda. Our Congress theme for this year was: Livable, Shared, and Intelligent.

This year, at the Congress, we welcomed more than 1,200 registered participants, including:

  • city mayors;
  • high-level government representatives and policy makers in the field of urban transportation and climate change;
  • city leaders;
  • transportation experts;
  • representatives from development banks;
  • representatives from international and local non-governmental organizations (NGOs);
  • researchers from research institutes; and
  • businesses involved in the field of sustainable urban mobility.

The Congress aimed to bring the sustainable urban mobility debate to the global level, coupled with local context of implementation. A series of sessions in the form of plenary discussions, presentations, debates, workshops, and even KED-Talks (Kaohsiung EcoMobility Dialogues) were planned to address our Congress themes: livable, shared, and intelligent. Solutions were sought to reduce the dominance of private automobiles in cities and advance sustainable and low carbon urban mobility. Together with the Festival, the Congress aimed to build and showcase a narrative that livable cities are not car-centric, but rather through an integrated mode of mobility.

EcoMobility World Festival 2017 Report EcoMobility World Festival 2017 Report
An EcoMobility World Festival is a living lab to show how cities can employ an ecomobile approach within a neighborhood and community and take a bold step to create a forward-thinking urban transportation...
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EcoMobility World Festival 2017 8 day report EcoMobility World Festival 2017 8 day report
In October 2017, the third edition of the EcoMobility World Festival took place in the historic Hamasen neighborhood of Kaohsiung. ICLEI presented first impressions and a snapshot of the Festival in action...
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Kaohsiung Strategies

The Kaohsiung Strategies for the Future of Urban Mobility were adopted 4 October at the closing plenary of the EcoMobility World Congress 2017 in Kaohsiung.

Our cities are experiencing unprecedented changes in transportation that are driven by social, economic and technical trends. As city leaders, it is our responsibility to guide these changes to ensure that accessible, connected, affordable, safe, and environmentally friendly mobility options are being integrated into our existing and future communities.

The Kaohsiung Strategies for the Future of Urban Mobility are one of the legacies of the Kaohsiung EcoMobility World Festival and inspire local governments to transform their transportation systems and mobility patterns towards more sustainable, low-carbon and people-centered models that reduce automobile dependency.

The Kaohsiung Strategies, launched 4 October at the EcoMobility World Congress in Kaohsiung, were shared at the UN Climate Conference COP 23 in Bonn in November 2017, bringing a strong message on sustainable urban mobility to the international stage. They also serve as a call to action to apply the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda to local mobility policies.

The Kaohsiung Strategies are based on the Shared Mobility Principles for Livable Cities.

Congress

During the EcoMobility World Festival, the fourth EcoMobility World Congress 2017 was held from 2 to 4 October 2017 in Kaohsiung. The EcoMobility Congress series enabled international actors, united by a shared interest in sustainable transportation, to come together to share good practices and spark synergies in a setting that promotes creative collaboration, local initiatives and the EcoMobility agenda. Our Congress theme for this year was: Livable, Shared, and Intelligent.

This year, at the Congress, we welcomed more than 1,200 registered participants, including:

  • city mayors;
  • high-level government representatives and policy makers in the field of urban transportation and climate change;
  • city leaders;
  • transportation experts;
  • representatives from development banks;
  • representatives from international and local non-governmental organizations (NGOs);
  • researchers from research institutes; and
  • businesses involved in the field of sustainable urban mobility.

The Congress aimed to bring the sustainable urban mobility debate to the global level, coupled with local context of implementation. A series of sessions in the form of plenary discussions, presentations, debates, workshops, and even KED-Talks (Kaohsiung EcoMobility Dialogues) were planned to address our Congress themes: livable, shared, and intelligent. Solutions were sought to reduce the dominance of private automobiles in cities and advance sustainable and low carbon urban mobility. Together with the Festival, the Congress aimed to build and showcase a narrative that livable cities are not car-centric, but rather through an integrated mode of mobility.

Report
EcoMobility World Festival 2017 Report EcoMobility World Festival 2017 Report
An EcoMobility World Festival is a living lab to show how cities can employ an ecomobile approach within a neighborhood and community and take a bold step to create a forward-thinking urban transportation...
Download
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EcoMobility World Festival 2017 8 day report EcoMobility World Festival 2017 8 day report
In October 2017, the third edition of the EcoMobility World Festival took place in the historic Hamasen neighborhood of Kaohsiung. ICLEI presented first impressions and a snapshot of the Festival in action...
Download
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Past Festivals

EcoMobility World Festival 2015, Johannesburg

EcoMobility World Festival 2015

Johannesburg, South Africa
suwon

EcoMobility World Festival 2013

Suwon, South Korea
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