UITP Policy Brief highlights public transport as a key actor in urban regeneration

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Last week in New York, UITP was invited to participate in the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), where Sustainable Development Goal 11 was a main topic of discussion. UITP is committed to working towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly, Goal 11, which aims to “make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable”.

In the interest of reaching this goal, UITP has recently published a new Policy Brief. This Policy Brief demonstrates that public transport is an instrument in revitalising, regenerating and supporting growth in deprived areas.

The brief, ‘Public transport as an instrument for urban regeneration’, summarises that public transport is an essential instrument for urban regeneration as part of a city’s strategy.

Urban regeneration means closing the gap between the wealthiest and poorest populations by improving the physical infrastructure of a deprived pace and increasing access to a city’s life opportunities to tackle social exclusion and support the local economy.

“Public transport can play a vital role in not only urban regeneration, but in tackling the deprivation gap that can exist in our cities. This latest Policy Brief from UITP shows the key role public transport can play in regenerating an area and how improving access for residents is vital. All those with a vested interest in the sustainable development of our cities should consider the recommendations made in this new Policy Brief”, says Hanne Bertnes Norli, Market Director, Norwegian Railway Directorate, Chairwoman of the UITP Transport and Urban Life Commission.

To download UITP’s latest Policy Brief please click here

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