The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy works with cities worldwide to bring about transport solutions that cut greenhouse gas emissions, reduce poverty, and improve the quality of urban life. Cities throughout the world, primarily in developing countries, engage ITDP to provide technical advice on improving their transport systems. ITDP uses its know-how to influence policy and raise awareness globally of the role sustainable transport plays in tackling green house gas emissions, poverty and social inequality. This combination of pragmatic delivery with influencing policy and public attitudes defines our approach. Most recently, ITDP has been instrumental in designing and building the best bus rapid transit systems in the world.
The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We help governments in developing countries reduce poverty and build prosperity by providing them with money and technical expertise they need for a wide range of projects—such as education, health, infrastructure, government reforms, and for many other purposes. In particular, the World Bank works with countries to provide safe, clean and affordable transport for all. We see sustainable mobility as crucial because it gives access to jobs, education and healthcare; it connects people, goods and services to markets, and is a key driver of growth; finally, lowering the carbon footprint of the sector is essential to tackle climate change.
WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities galvanizes action that will help cities grow more sustainably and improve quality of life in developing countries around the world. The Center increases our reach in established and emerging cities, building on the EMBARQ sustainable urban mobility work.
Clean Air Asia was established in 2001 as the premier air quality network for Asia by the Asian Development Bank, World Bank, and USAID. Our mission is to promote better air quality and livable cities by translating knowledge to policies and actions that reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from transport, energy and other sectors. Clean Air Asia is a UN recognized partnership of more than 250 organizations in 31 countries in Asia and worldwide and 8 Country Networks (China, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam) and works on activities under its four programs: Air quality management; Low emissions urban development; Green Freight and Logistics; and Clean Fuels and Vehicles.
The Clean Air Institute (CAI) is a non-profit organization created in 2006 with the vision of bridging knowledge, capacity and resource gaps to effectively address air pollution and climate change challenges. CAI assists nations and cities to provide healthy, enjoyable and productive environments for their residents through cleaner air, reduced greenhouse emissions and urban planning, resulting in improved quality of life. CAI provides policy, program and project development assistance coupled with access to state-of-the-art knowledge and expertise; delivering capacity development and knowledge exchange opportunities; opening doors for financing and other resource opportunities; facilitating policy dialogue and knowledge exchange; fostering alliances and partnerships among public, private and social entities; and catalyzing decision making, consensus building and investment processes. CAI is based in Washington DC with major activities focused in the Latin American and Caribbean region and has a wide network of associate members across a broad range of related topics and expertise.
Cooperation for Urban Mobility in the developing world (CODATU) was created in 1980 following a seminal international conference on urban transport in Dakar, Senegal. CODATU is an international non-profitmaking organization whose aim is to promote international exchanges between the various players in the transport and urban mobility sector: public authorities, companies, and urban transport research institutes and professionals. Every two years, CODATU organizes conferences that are therefore intended to promote scientific studies and share concrete experiences that help to implement sustainable urban mobility in cities and towns in developing countries.industrialized.
Despacio was created in 2011 as a non-profit organization that conducts research to promote quality of life in all stages of the life cycle and works in productive, educative and reproductive sectors, seeking to challenge the intuitive in their respective fields of knowledge by performing applied research to improve the wellbeing of the community in general. Despacio develops and implements projects to make people feel good, generally based on the Slow Movement philosophy (which promotes a slower -or Tempo Giusto-, sustainable, and humane lifestyle), in every aspect of life: from the more individual and familiar aspects (eating, travelling, parenting, and organizing time at home and at work) to more collective topics (planning and managing slow, humane and sustainable urban and regional spaces).
The Sustainable Urban Transport Project (GIZ-SUTP) aims to help developing world cities achieve their sustainable transport goals, through the dissemination of information about international experience, policy advice and capacity building as well as targeted work on sustainable transport projects within cities. GIZ-SUTP’s Sourcebook for Decision-Makers in Developing Cities offers a multilingual publication series which is complemented by technical documents, case studies, as well as photo and video galleries on urban mobility at www.sutp.org. SUTP is hosted by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Its offices are located in Eschborn, Germany and Delhi, India.
ICLEI is the world’s leading association of cities and local governments dedicated to sustainable development. We promote local action for global sustainability and support cities to become sustainable, resilient, resource-efficient, biodiverse, low-carbon; to build a smart infrastructure; and to develop an inclusive, green urban economy with the ultimate aim to achieve healthy and happy communities.
Bus Rapid Transit (BRT CoE) is a Centre of Excellence for Bus Rapid Transit Studies implemented in Santiago, Chile, and financed by the Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF).
The main goal of this Centre of Excellence is to develop a new framework for planning, design, financing, implementation and operation of BRT in different urban areas, giving clear guidelines to decision makers on when and how BRT projects can effectively enhance mobility and meet accessibility needs.