The concept Mobility of Care was coined in 2008 by Professor Inés Sánchez de Madariaga as a result of a research project she carried out for the Spanish Ministry of Infrastructure (Sánchez de Madariaga, 2009). This research project involved a gender analysis of the main Spanish transport surveys. The objective was to identify gender bias throughout the process of data collection, categorization, analysis, and representation.
Public transportation is a necessary service for accessing economic, educational and social opportunities. Yet public transportation around the world has been found to be unequivocally less safe for women than for men.
Historically, the public transportation industry in many African cities has been overwhelmingly male-dominated, but as more women seek employment, they are venturing into transportation jobs. Unfortunately, women entering the industry are faced with myriad challenges associated with their gender and representation which remains particularly low.
Con fin de medir la percepción de la intervención por parte de los peatones que pasan por la zona, se realizaron dos sesiones de sondeo en el punto, antes y después de la intervención de urbanismo táctico. El sondeo antes diagnosticó la percepción de los problemas de la zona, como altas velocidades vehiculares y riesgo al realizar un cruce peatonal.
The lecture will address the issue of having more appropriate speeds in cities while increasing efficiency and livability.
Berlin, 18 July 2017 – The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and the Institute of Transport Research of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that aims to promote cooperation between the institutions in the field of Sustainable Urban Mobility.
The Memorandum was signed by Dirk Heinrichs, Head of Division of Mobility and Urban Development, DLR - Institute of Transport Research and André Dzikus, on behalf of UN-Habitat.
Lake Victoria Water and Sanitation program (LVWATSAN) was first launched in 2004 by the Ministers responsible for water within the East Africa Community (EAC) with the aim of achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for water and sanitation in the ‘secondary urban centres’ within the Lake Victoria Basin; ensuring the long term sustainability of the physical investments; addressing the current threats to the lake’s ecosystems from inadequate water and sanitation provision in the secondary and larger settlements around the Lake.
This course is aimed at decision-makers who wish to gain an advanced understanding of Sustainable and Innovative Urban Mobility Solutions. You are eligible to apply only if you are a representative of a local, regional or national government, transport operator or transport authority.
Learn about innovative public transport solutions from around the globe. Exchange your experience with like-minded.
Date: 6 – 10 May 2019
Venue: La Paz, Bolivia / São Paolo, Brazil
Kiambu, Kenya 15 September 2016-- Experts from UN-Habitat, telecommunications giant Ericsson, Mat Q- a leading transport sectors' web based ERP System - and the County Government of Kiambu among other stakeholders held a consultative meeting in Nairobi which concluded that Intelligent Transport Solutions for urban mobility is timely and key.
Stockholm 2 July 2015—UN-Habitat is spearheading an ambitious initiative that is expected to drastically improve Nairobi’s transportation systems and position the Kenyan capital as the regional travel hub. Towards this end, last month the Governor of Nairobi Dr. Evans Kidero, Kenya Railways Corporation (KRC) chairman General (Rtd) Jeremiah Kianga, KRC Chairman and Mr. Atanas Kariuki Maina, the KRC Managing Director led a UN-Habitat organized study mission to the city of Stockholm.