Strengthening Urban Mobility Governance

Strengthening Urban Mobility Governance

Setting the Scene for Fast-Tracking Implementation of Sustainable Mobility Projects
ITF 2017 Spring-School & Field-Trip
30-31 May 2017, New Kongress Hall at Leipzig Zoo

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.

WHEN: Tuesday 30th – 31st May 2017
WHERE: New Kongress Hall at Leipzig
Zoo and City of Leipzig
WHO: 50-60 practitioners
LANGUAGE: English and French

Let‘s get started!

This conference is designed for gamechangers, willing to implement fast-track sustainable mobility projects and breaking out of conventional ways of thinking. It promotes a lively exchange of experts, bringing their experiences to the table.

New perspectives on urban development and governance will be discovered through views, challenges and solutions of fellow planners as well as findings from up-to-date research.

With a focus on Africa‘s rising urbanisation, the workshop is working with the following key questions:

  • Why is sustainable urban mobility important?
  • What makes a good urban transport division?
  • How can we improve the collaboration with other municipal bodies and national entities?
  • How do we get political decision-makers on board?
  • Where do we find supportive external and internal partners?
  • How can we use digital innovation to tackle those challenges?

Under the umbrella of this year’s International Transport Forum and its focus “Governance and Transport”, the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI) is hosting this exciting pre-event for practitioners together with its partner ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability and the City of Leipzig. Looking into governance at the municipal level, the 1.5 day event is designed as a pre-conference with an exciting field trip.

To register

email Jakob Baum (

Please email a short introduction to yourself and your professional background and also indicate if you request support for the official ITF summit admission fee. All participants must also register via the official Summit registration portal.

About the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI)