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Webinar with UCLG, Metropolis, UN-HABITAT and UITP
United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) is an umbrella international organisation for cities, local and regional governments, and municipal associations throughout the world that is concerned with representing and defending the interests of local governments on the world stage.
Metropolis is global network of major cities and metropolitan areas. It serves as the hub and platform for metropolises to connect, share experiences, and mobilize on a wide range of local and global issues, in addition to being the focal point of worldwide experience and expertise on metropolitan governance.
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) is the United Nations programme for human settlements and sustainable urban development. It is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. It is a member of the United Nations Development Group.
The International Association of Public Transport (UITP, from the French: L’Union internationale des transports publics) is a non-profit advocacy organization for public transport authorities and operators, policy decision-makers, scientific institutes and the public transport supply and service industry. The association was founded on August 17, 1885 by King Leopold II in Brussels, Belgium to support the Belgian tram and steel industries. UITP supports a holistic approach to urban mobility and advocates for public transport development and sustainable mobility.
UCLG and UN Habitat, in collaboration with Metropolis, are launching a Live Learning Experience for local and regional governments and public transport authorities to bring to light their essential efforts in maintaining an orderly functioning of daily life and service through mobility during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Shenzhen Bus Group was invited to the second thematic session – Mobility: Public transport and the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants include Deputy Mayor in charge of Mobility of Madrid (Borja Carabante) , Mayor of Strasbourg (Roland Ries), Secretary of Mobility of Mexico City (Andres Lajouse), Governor of West Java (Ridwal Kamil) and Mayor of Banjul (Rohey Malick Lowe).
Participants discussed topics such as : how is the coronavirus pandemic changing the way in which public transport service is operated, what regulatory measures can local and regional governments take to ensure public transport services during the pandemic, how can new partnerships be fostered between local and regional governments and the private sector to work towards providing a decent level of service in times of emergency and what can we learn from the crises to better manage urban mobility in the future and foster sustainable transport.
Sources: Wikipedia, https://www.uclg.org/ , https://www.metropolis.org/ ,UITP
Webinar with the World Bank Group