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  • Urban Mobility: Strategies for Liveable Cities
    Urban Mobility: Strategies for Liveable Cities. Berlin, Germany: Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Division for Water; Urban Development; Mobility, 2016.

    Within the HABITAT process the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is increasing its engagement in urban mobility.

    This new publication contains touches upon a multitude of important aspects on mobility planning such as:

    • Promoting the A(void...

  • Cities Alive
    Cities Alive: Towards a walking world. London: ARUP, 2016.

    Mobility is intrinsic to the quality of life experienced in cities. But for the past century, the car has dominated how we plan and grow our urban areas. We must now seize the opportunity to place people back at the heart of our cities and drive a human focused approach to the design of the...

  • Global Outlook on walking and Cycling
    Jennings, Gail, and Carly Koinange. Global Outlook on Walking and Cycling: Policies and Realities around the world. Nairobi, Kenya: UN Environment, 2016.

    Transport has hard hitting consequences for almost every aspect of the life for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. For example, it generates nearly a quarter of all carbon dioxide emissions and is the fastest growing contributor of greenhouse gasses. It also feeds air pollution that is killing...

  • Walkable Cities Seoul and Singapore
    Walkable and Bikeable Cities: Lessons from Seoul and Singapore., 2016.

    This is the first joint research publication between the Centre for Liveable Cities and the Seoul Institute. The publication offers insights into Seoul and Singapore’s unique experiences in the common journey towards more walkable and bikeable cities. Selected case studies, as well as the...

  • Pune Pedestrian Policy
    Walk Smart: Policy for Pedestrian Facilities and Safety in Pune City. Pune Municipal Corporation, 2016.

    Presently there is no policy for pedestrian facilities and safety. Specifc procedure is not followed for deciding type of pedestrian road crossing at any location. Thus there is no uniformity and consistency regarding pedestrian facilities provided in the city. Hence there was an urgent need for...

  • New Urban Mobility
    Towards New Urban Mobility: The case of London and Berlin., 2015.

    The report ‘Towards New Urban Mobility: The case of London and Berlin’ provides insight into how urban transport policy can better leverage new and emerging mobility choices in cities. Drawing on the LSE Cities/InnoZ household survey of 1,000 residents each in Berlin and London, it investigates...

  • Urban Mobility
    Urban Mobility In Compendium of Global Good Practices. New Delhi: National Institute of Urban Affairs, 2015.

    This documentation takes into consideration the current transport situation and dynamic challenges faced by each city, including high levels of energy consumption, carbon dioxide emissions, congestion, road casualties, urban sprawl, and social exclusion. It also describes how these cities have...

  • Good Practices in Urban Transport
    Urban Transportation in Indian Cities In Compendium of Good Practices. New Delhi: National Institute of Urban Affairs, 2015.

    The present documentation summarizes thirteen (six detailed and seven snapshots) initiatives, selected from different Indian cities to improve the service delivery of urban transport. These projects have been segregated into six categories namely, Urban Transport Management, Technology in...

  • Streets for All Toolkit
    Mulukutla, Pawan, Sarika Panda, and Andrew Diaz. Streets for All Toolkit., 2015.

    The Streets for All initiative is a sustained community movement towards the provision of better and safer walking and cycling infrastructure in our city. It provides a platform for engagement between government, media, NGOs, technocrats and the community, in order to jointly develop workable...

  • Non-Motorised Transport
    Retrofitting Plan to Promote Non Motorised Transport and Pedestrianisation (Jasola – Sarita Vihar)  In Urban Mobility India Conference 2014. New Delhi, India: Institute of Urban Transport (india), 2014.

    The Urban Mobility India (UMI) Conference and Expo is an annual event with the overarching theme which runs across all the aspects of urban mobility and is organized by the Institute of Urban Transport (India) under the aegis of the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India. UMI is...

  • Integrating Health Benefits into Transportation Planning and Policy in India - An Issue brief
    Mahendra, Anjali, Veronica Conti, Madhav Pai, and Lakshmi Rajagopalan. Integrating Health Benefits into Transportation Planning and Policy in India - An Issue brief. Mumbai: EMBARQ India, 2014.

    The publication aims at highlighting the strong connection between public health and transport planning, often unrecognized by either public health or transport practitioners in India.  It is planned as an Issue Brief to ensure that transport is brought into the public health discourse and vice...

  • Safe Access Manual
    Shah, Sonal, Sahana Goswami, Lubaina Rangwala, and Robin King. Safe Access Manual: Safe Access to Mass Transit Stations in Indian Cities., 2014.

    The Safe Access Manual is EMBARQ India’s latest publication and offers recommendations to develop safe access to mass transit stations in Indian cities. An investment of 15 billion USD has already been made across various cities to develop mass transit infrastructure such as metro rail and bus...

  • Footpath Design
    Jani, Advait, and Christopher Kost. Footpath design: A guide to creating footpaths that are safe, comfortable, and easy to use. Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), 2013.

    Walking is fundamental to urban life. It is a healthy and pollution-free form of mobility and recreation. Pedestrian trips account for a quarter to a third of all trips in many Indian cities. However, the poor quality of pedestrian infrastructure sends a message that pedestrians are not welcome...

  • SLB Study Part 1-Ahmedabad, Surat and Hubli Dharwad
    SLB Study Part 2-Mysore, Bhubaneswar and Kohima
    Service Level Benchmarking (SLB) in "Urban Transport" (Draft Report)., 2013.

    Measuring performance of different transport facilities is necessary to identify gaps and problems in service levels. Performance levels can be evaluated using various indicators that can help in establishing baselines, identifying trends, predicting problems, assessing options and setting...

  • Better Streets Better Cities
    Kost, Christopher, and Matthias Nohn. Better Streets, Better Cities., 2011.

    Better Streets, Better Cities: a Guide to Street Design in Urban India illustrates ways that good design can help create safer streets and more livable public spaces. The guide was prepared by ITDP in collaboration with the Ahmedabad-based Environmental Planning Collaborative.


  • Indore A Place for People
    Rao, Prajna, and Matthew Bomberg. Building a Pedestrian City: Indore A Place for People., 2010.

    Recognizing that the streets of Indore were plagued by obstructions on pedestrian footpaths, instances of road space not being used as intended — problems which cause all road users to move less safely and efficiently, EMBARQ India produced the report "Indore: A Place for People"