The United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN–Habitat) and EMBARQ (the producer of this blog) are partnering to create more sustainable cities by working to provide universal access to safe, clean and affordable transport. The new initiative will focus on the needs of poor and vulnerable groups, and finding more ways to incorporate transport into broader land use planning and implementation.
The two groups signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to increase collaboration on sustainable urban mobility. The MOU was signed by Holger Dalkmann, EMBARQ Director, and Joan Clos, UN Under-Secretary-General and UN-Habitat Executive Director, during the World Urban Forum.
Under the terms of the MOU, both partners agree to build a network of experts that will collaborate on sustainable urban mobility solutions, including financing and funding opportunities, capacity building, knowledge management, research and joint participation at international events.
The first joint publication under this partnership, “Quick Guide: Establishing a Multi-Stakeholder Forum for Urban Mobility,” was released today at the World Urban Forum. This is one of a series of four step-by-step guides aimed at city officials seeking to improve urban mobility.
For more details, read the full press release.