Missing or inadequate infrastructure hinders economic development of cities and countries around the world every day. Africa alone loses 2% of its economic potential each year with investment needs in energy and infrastructure piling up to 360 billion US dollars within the next 25 years. A shift towards sustainable mobility systems provides the potential to reduce this staggering amount: a more compact and connected urban development could reduce urban infrastructure capital requirements by more than US$3 trillion over the next 15 years worldwide.
The planning of such systems is complex and requires high cooperation cooperation between different public, but also private stakeholders. We will tackle this from the perspective of and together with urban transport planners.