EcoMobility refers to environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive way of local mobility, combining the use of non-motorized means of transport such as walking, cycling and wheeling with the use of public transport and light electric vehicles, provided electric power stems from renewable energy sources. EcoMobility allows people to move in their local environments without utilizing privately owned motor vehicles, and goods to be distributed with city-scale vehicles without combustion engines.
At 8-80 Cities, our goal is to contribute to the creation of vibrant cities and healthy communities. We believe safe walking and cycling infrastructure, and vibrant public spaces are essential for a more people-oriented and socially equitable city. Our organization is dedicated to promoting walking and bicycling as activities and urban parks, trails and public spaces as places for social inclusion.
8-80 Cities has recently been involved in the following projects:
- Community Action Plan Project, Ontario, Canada : A project in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion to facilitate the creation of Community Action Plans on walking, cycling and public spaces in 10 communities across Ontario.
- Non-Motorized Mobility Master Plan for the Metropolitan Zone of Guadalajara, Mexico: In partnership with Alta Planning and Design, AU, ITDP, and the State of Jalisco 8-80 Cities created a Master Plan for Non-motorized transport for the Metropolitan Zone of Guadalajara, which includes 8 distinct municipalities
International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP)
The International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP) is a global association of experienced professional planners. It was founded in 1965 in a bid to bring together recognised and highly-qualified planners in an international network. The ISOCARP network brings together individual and institutional members from more than 80 countries worldwide. As a non-governmental organisation ISOCARP is recognized by the UN, UNHCS and the Council of Europe. The Society also has a formal consultative status with UNESCO.
The objectives of ISOCARP include the improvement of planning practice through the creation of a global and active network of practitioners. ISOCARP encourages the exchange of professional knowledge between planners, promotes the planning profession in all its forms, stimulates and improves planning research, training and education and enhances public awareness and understanding of major planning issues at a global level.
The association‘s main event is the annual World Congress, which focuses on a globally-significant planning theme and which takes place in a different country each year.
Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities (CAI-Asia)
The Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities (CAI-Asia) helps Asian cities reduce both air pollution and CO2 emissions, and thereby contribute to more livable cities with blue skies and a low carbon footprint. CAI-Asia was established by ADB, World Bank and USAID in 2001, and operates since 2007 as an independent non-profit organization. CAI-Asia has offices in Manila, Beijing and Delhi, networks in eight Asian countries and a UN recognized partnership of 200 organizations in Asia and worldwide.
Our work revolves around knowledge and partnerships that help cities and national governments understand the problems, identify solutions and implement these effectively. Solutions to reduce emissions include policies, plans, programs and concrete measures that cover air quality, vehicle and industrial emissions, and energy use.
Our flagship event since 2002, the Better Air Quality conference, brings together more than 500 practitioners, policy makers and the private sector. Our CitiesACT database includes data on air quality levels, CO2 emissions, transport and energy for 250 Asian cities and 22 countries.
International Association of Public Transport (UITP)
The International Association of Public Transport (UITP) was founded in 1885. Today, UITP is the global acknowledged organisation for public transport authorities and operators, policy decision-makers, scientific institutes and the public transport supply and service industry. It is a platform for worldwide co-operation and the sharing of know-how, connecting 3,400 members spreading across 92 countries on all continents. UITP has its Main Office in Brussels, Belgium and 10 Regional and Liaison Offices worldwide.
UITP’s prime mission is to be:
- UITP is the network of all mobility actors
- UITP is the catalyst for new business opportunities
- UITP is the global centre of knowledge and know-how
- UITP is the advocate for public transport and sustainable mobility
- UITP is the promoter of innovations and forward-looking solutions
To spread out its messages UITP produces publications, organize events and activities around the world.
Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
The purpose of the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) is to promote international cooperation for sustainable development and international education work. GIZ has more than 17,000 staff members and operates in more than 130 countries worldwide.
With more than 30 years of experience in over 40 countries, the GIZ Transport team provides advisory services to governments, regional and local entities on issues related to transport policy and transport planning and has helped numerous public and private transport enterprises to increase their efficiency. Focus areas include inter alia:
- Transport Sector Policy
- Urban Mobility, also through the Sustainable Urban Transport Project (SUTP)
- Road Transport
- Railway Sector Advisory Services
More info on www.gtz.de/transport, www.sutp.org, www.transport-nama.org and www.transport2012.org