A “Smart City” refers to modern urban growth that places strong emphasis on technology as well as social and environmental capital in making cities productive and competitive.
This ‘environmental capital’ is one of the cornerstones that will drive future of our ever-expanding cities, but it’s also one of the elements most under threat.
UITP wants to remind policy-makers and the wider public that public transport has the means on the ground to mitigate climate catastrophe and to play a leading role in making cities of the future ‘smart’.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has invited world leaders from the fields of government, finance, business and civil society as well as all UN Member States to convene in New York on September 23 for the Climate Summit 2014.
Seven major public transport companies have signed up to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s personal challenge to UITP members to show their climate leadership at September’s UN Climate Summit in New York.