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Public transport is at a turning point. In order to meet rising mobility and urban challenges, UITP and United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) have joined forces to launch a high-level platform for local and regional leaders to collaborate in building more accessible, efficient and liveable cities.
Local and regional leaders have long been aware of our great responsibility to create better cities and to improve the lives of the people who live in them. The New Urban Agenda, the 2030 Agenda and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are an opportunity for to demonstrate that it is in cities, regions and territories where development, equality, prosperity and sustainability must become tangible throughout different sectors, for example mobility.
The Mobility Champions Community is the first global platform of city leaders taking concrete action and collaborating to transform urban mobility.
It is a common agreement between Mayors, Ministers and other public sector leaders, together with private stakeholders, to share their insights and good practices on creating and implementing ambitious urban mobility projects.
The Mobility Champions Community builds on the capacity and hands-on experience of UCLG and UITP Members. UCLG and UITP support the Mobility Champions Community by adopting a holistic approach linking urban mobility with digital, social, environmental and economic aspects and ideas.
We, local and regional leaders, have long been aware of our great responsibility to create better cities and to improve the lives of the people who live in them.
Members of the Mobility Champion Community such as political leaders (Champions) lead discussions on urban mobility and increase their influence among peers and international organisations. They benchmark policies, strategies and legislative frameworks impacting mobility, learning lessons from different regional contexts. They are also offered opportunities to promote resilient, social and gender balanced sustainable development for present and future generations, as well as showing the positive impacts of sustainable mobility strategies and plans on economy, business activity, health, tourism, and culture.
The time has come for local leaders to take this new opportunity and work in close collaboration with all stakeholders towards sustainable urban mobility solutions for all.
The Mobility Champions Community facilitates:
• City to city peer reviews on policy and strategical topics
• International advocacy and representation
• Capacity building and professional training
• Study tours and twinning programmes
• International hackathons to pioneer innovation
• Guidelines and check-lists
• Research projects
• Awareness and communication campaigns
• Technical assistance
• And much more!
Champions from all across the world are rising to the challenges. They are sharing their voices, experiences and actions to build cities that the citizens want and need. By joining the Community, the Champions are acknowledging that planned mobility and a dynamic collaboration with public transport actors are key to achieve liveable and sustainable cities.
If you want to join the Mobility Champions Community, please contact Dionisio González at firstname.lastname@example.org
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We look forward to welcoming new members and partners in our quest to develop a well-informed political vision.