ICLEI Webinar - Improving the walkability of African cities

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31 Jan 2019

On 31 January 201 (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM CET)ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability is holding a webinar on the theme of "Improving the walkability of African cities". 

This is the first in a series of webinars that will explore topics of relevance to the mobility challenges and opportunities of African cities and beyond.

Approximately half of daily commutes in African cities are on foot, but pedestrians often put their lives at risk by sharing the road with cars in the absence of dedicated Non-motorized transport (NMT) infrastructure. In this TUMI Network’s webinar, we will be discussing walking as an important mode of transport for safer, healthier, more accessible and more sustainable African cities.

The webinar will be hosted by Blake Robinson of ICLEI, and distinguished speakers include:

  • Stefanie Holzwarth, UN-Habitat: Designing streets for safety, accessibility and comfort in African cities
  • Sean Cooke, University of Cape Town: The return on investments in NMT
  • Carly Koinange, UN Environment: Implementing NMT policy with innovative financing

Seize this opportunity to get updated from experts and ask burning questions related to your city, and share information about resources, upcoming events, and interesting African initiatives with the group.

 

Themes: 
Cities
Sectors: 
Transport
Region: 
Africa
Language: 
English
Delivery mode: 
Online
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Yes
Fee: 
No
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