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This Conference as a pre-event is in preparation for the 12th Regional EST Forum in Asia, 28-31 October 2019 in Hanoi, Viet Nam. The key objective of this conference is to support the deliberations in the main Forum in Vietnam.
In an era of unprecedented urbanization, India as well as many Asian cities are facing a range of socioeconomic and environmental problems, such as traffic congestion, air pollution and related health impacts, traffic accidents and fatalities, rising GHG emissions, and the growing impact of climate change and noise pollution, among others, which are often attributed to unsustainable urban planning, design and development. The major challenge for many Indian cities has been how to manage the enormous growth in demand for urban passenger and freight transport within the constraints of current infrastructure and city development. There is a global consensus that the way the towns and cities are designed and how they function needs to be reconsidered in the context of achieving the SDGs, in particular SDG 11 – make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. It will also be important to integrate transport and land development planning to unlock new opportunities for funding.
Efforts to achieve smart and resilient cities would not only improve the urban mobility but also could significantly contribute to the objectives of the inter-linked and mutually-reinforcing 2030 Agenda, the Paris Agreement, the New Urban Agenda, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Nairobi Mandate and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA).
The two-days Conference is being organised with the support and association of Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, United Nations Global Compact- India Network, United Nations Information Centre (UNIC), All India Institute of Local Self Government (AIILSG), Transport Planning Department, School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi; Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Programme (TRIPP), IIT Delhi; Institute of Urban Transport, and Bus Operators Confederation of India (BOCI). Other partners include ICLEI, Busworld Academy, Belgium; Wuppertal Institute, Germany and Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.
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Integrated Sustainable Transport for Smart and Resilient Cities
Day & Date :
Thu, 10th October, 2019
Conference Hall, Ground Floor, UNESCO House, 1 San Martin Marg, Chanakya Puri, New Delhi