The Asian Development Bank was conceived in the early 1960s as a financial institution that would be Asian in character and foster economic growth and cooperation in one of the poorest regions in the world. ADB assists its members, and partners, by providing loans, technical assistance, grants, and equity investments to promote social and economic development. ADB is composed of 68 members, 49 of which are from the Asia and Pacific region.
Amend develops, implements and evaluates evidence-based programs to reduce the incidence of road traffic injury in Africa. We run our own road safety programs and partner with governments, companies, development agencies, and others on projects that target specific aspects of road traffic injury.
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.
We promote a sustainable development model through credit, non-refundable resources, and support in the technical and financial structuring of projects in the public and private sectors in Latin America. The contribution on the development of the region is reflected in the expected results of our credit operations and equity investments.
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.
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. ICLEI addresses the local impacts of unprecedented global change, from climate change to urbanization, aiming for urban development to have the least possible impact on global systems and to build communities that are people-centered and equitable. ICLEI EcoMobility Alliance brings together cities committed to advancing urban mobility to conceptualize, design and implement people and climate friendly urban mobility options that encourage innovation and entrepreneurship.
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.
Each year, ITDP and the STA Committee select a city that has implemented innovative sustainable transportation projects in the preceding year. These strategies improve mobility for all residents, reduce transportation greenhouse and air pollution emissions, and improve safety and access for cyclists and pedestrians. Members of the selection committee evaluate nominations and comprise the jury that decides on the STA winner. The committee is composed of a prestigious international cadre of experts representing the most highly regarded organizations in the sustainable transport and urban development field.