From May 18 to May 20, 2016, the Connective Cities Practioner’s workshop in Toluca (Mexico) discussed the key role of urban mobility and transport in increasing urbanization. Municipal practitioners and representatives of science, NGOs and businesses from Argentina, Brasil, Chile, Ecuador, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay and Germany participated. They discussed cities’ good practices both in the planning and implementation of integrated mobility systems as well as individual measures to promote sustainable mobility.
The full list of speakers and further information is available here.
The German transport system is frequently used as a model for modern, quick and efficient transportation. However, the system was not built up in a fortnight; it is a result of systematic development that has taken centuries. The history of transport in Germany is on display in many museums across the country. For everyone interested in how the trains have changed in the last 150 years, how a highway is properly built or what is inside a tramway’s electric motor, the transport museums in Germany offer a variety of exhibitions, along with a tremendous collection of historic motor vehicles, trains, ships and airplanes. Here we present some of these unique museums.
On 1 and 2 June GPSM was represented on the German Habitat Forum. The event was an outstanding opportunity not only to strengthen GPSM’s international presence but also to underline the key role of German sustainable mobility solutions for making future cities more functional and livable. A number of GPSM’s friends contributed substantially to the conference as well. Dr Tom Kirschbaum, founder and COO of ally, took part in the panel discussion on the City of Tomorrow. Read more
Between 31 May and 2 June GPSM participated in the Metropolitan Solutions fair which took place in CityCube Berlin, one the federal capital’s top exhibition locations. There, the network reached a wide range of institutions and various municipalities and businesses specialised in innovative urban concepts in general and sustainable mobility solutions in particular.Read more
On 30 May GPSM organised the Urban Freight Lab. In the workshop, urban freight innovations and their applicability in the developing countries context were discussed. It underlined the highly disruptive effect of smartphone-based solutions, small distribution hubs and cargo bikes. Furthermore, a key role of strong, city-level centralised authorities, consistent cycling and urban logistics master plans, proper incentives packages as well as freely accessible open data sources were expressed.Read more
23 June 2016, 5 p.m. in the Reichstag Building, Berlin
The German Partnership for Sustainable Mobility, the German-African Business Association and the European Institute for Sustainable Transport (EURIST) cordially invite you to an evening discussion about German-African partnership in Sustainable Transport.
Under the patronage of Andreas Lämmel and Valerie Wilms, (Members of the Bundestag), and with support from Kurt Bodewig, former German Minister for Transport and current CEO of Baltic Sea Forum and UN-NGO expert, we will discuss opportunities and challenges facing development in the transport sector in Africa, particularly how ideas and concepts from Germany might contribute to sustainability. The event will be opened by Debashish Bhattacharjee (UN HABITAT Kenya), Jane Akumu (Programme Offi cer at UNEP Transport Unit), and Roger Gorham (Worldbank, tbc).
Explore Berlin with the Sustainable Urban Transport Guide for Berlin by the German Partnership for Sustainable Mobility!
The guide lets you discover Berlin by sustainable transport. It features five tours in and outside of Berlin. The guide provides you with facts on Berlin’s intermodal transport philosophy, the public transport network and the city’s projects concerning sustainable transport, such as the low emission zone in the inner city ring. In addition to that, the guide summarises history and explains the sights that you will pass by.
On top, it features numerous links to documents and informative material on general traveller’s information, sightseeing and bike trips.
The guide has been relaunched for the special occasion of the German Habitat Forum 2016.
On 14th and 15th April 2016 the national kick-off conference for the European Mobility Week took place in Berlin. GPSM participated in the marketplace presenting innovative solutions for mobility – made in Germany. The conference introduced the European Mobility Week to local governments and encouraged to participate with own projects. Since 2002, the EMW is held every year in nearly all European Countries. This year’s motto is: Smart and sustainable mobility – an investment for Europe.Read more
Explore Leipzig by sustainable transport now with the new travel guide released by GPSM today! It features four tours that will let you discover the city using sustainable transport modes. In contains valuable information on the sights you will pass by and on Leipzig’s history and transport development.
The guide provides you with facts on mobility in Leipzig, e.g. bike-sharing and car-sharing as well as on the public transport network, regional and local transport companies, railway networks, ticketing and pricing.
On top, it features links to extensive informative material on general traveller’s information, sightseeing in Leipzig and bike trips.