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TUMI Update June 2022

By Dr. Jens Giersdorf


Here comes our Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative June Update. While we are still feeding off the energy of May’s exiting in-present events, we want to look at what is coming up next within our global network!

TUMI @ WUF11 in Katowice, Poland!

The World Urban Forum is coming up from 26-30 June in Katowice, Poland. With the theme “Transforming our Cities for a Better Urban Future” TUMI is excited to exchange with you at two sessions on Tuesday 28th June! Meet us:

  • 12:30 am – 13:30 pm CEST: “Mobilizing Green Urban Transport Infrastructure” at the German Pavilion.
  • 14:15 – 15:30 pm CEST: “Shaping the future of Mobility: Data Governance for Sustainable Development” at the Urban Expo. Co-organized with CAF – Development Bank of Latin America.

Find the detailed WUF program here: WUF11_Programme.pdf (unhabitat.org), as well as the German Pavilion events here: German Events at WUF11 (germany-wuf11.global).

Mobilize Minds: TUMI-UCL Transforming Urban Mobility Online Course starts 4th July

The TUMI-UCL free online course looks at how transport systems can support sustainable and liveable cities. The first course run in English language kicks-off again on 4th July 2022.

Register here: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/introducing-sustainable-urban-mobility.

TUMI2022 Conference brought together transport experts in person in Leipzig on 17th May

This year, the TUMI2022 Conference “Transforming Transport Infrastructure” took place in-person in Leipzig! We focused on how transport infrastructure can be planned, financed, and implemented in a way that avoids lock-in effects to ensure the sustainable transformation of transport infrastructure. Experts highlighted the necessity for transport infrastructure to be sustainable, inclusive and resilient to ensure equitable and long-lasting impact.

TUMI welcomed over 100 international guests on-site in Leipzig and online. You have missed it or want to catch up on specific inputs?
The conference recording is available on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gf3uX9dwW1U. Find all pictures of the day here.

TUMI E-Bus Mission Campaign Launch

The TUMI E-Bus Mission campaign was successfully launched on the 18th of May at the International Transport Forum (ITF). Mexican artist Sofia Castellanos transformed the e-bus with 20 deep-dive city symbols representing cities from Rio de Janeiro to Kampala. The TUMI #ebusmission City Network will furthermore upscale the joint efforts on global e-bus deployment.

Find out more and explore the interactive city pattern: https://ebus.transformative-mobility.org/!
Join the TUMI E-Bus Mission City Network: https://sustainablemobility.iclei.org/tumi-ebus-mission-city-network/.

Access all pictures of the day here!

Women Mobilize Women Networking Recap and the 15-Minute City – A feminist utopia?

At ITF, Women Mobilize Women hosted a networking event to engage once again in person and hear about ongoing activities from our network in the field of women empowerment in mobility from across the world. Melissa Bruntlett, co-author of “Curbing Traffic” and “Building the Cycling City” and WMW Ambassador, gave an insightful input on the 15-Minute City Concept from a feminist perspective. In the new publication ‘The 15-Minute City – A feminist utopia?, Melissa Bruntlett has further elaborated on the opportunities of applying the concept in an urban context, but also the socio-economic challenges that need to be addressed in planning.

Access pictures of the Networking event here.


Data on Bogotá’s impressively increasing cycling lane expansion!

Open data is a tremendous resource in many areas and opens up new opportunities for individuals, organizations and governments. We looked at Bogotá’s open data system as an example and found interesting data about the bicycle infrastructure there. Using the data, we were able to illustrate the rapid growth of bike lanes, which increased by an impressive 33%, from 443 km to 590 km between 2015 and 2021 alone! And it doesn’t look like that’s going to stop anytime soon. Interested? Take a look at our article on Bogotá’s bike infrastructure here.

TUMI Pilots

Technical trip to Bogotá and Medellin

As part of the Cuenca Pilot Project, TUMI organized a technical trip to Bogotá and Medellin. 12 representatives from several local and national institutions have participated on a mission focused on learning the experience on implementing e-mobility initiatives in Colombia. The delegates were able to get a closer look at the implementation of e-buses (Transmilenio) and public e-bike sharing systems and last mile logistic projects (Bicipublica and BiciCarga).

In Medellin Cuenca presented its experience during the LATAM Mobility SUMMIT. The visit in Medellín was complemented with activities on Metro de Medellín and the Área Metropolitana de Aburrá to learn experiences on public transport and bike sharing systems.

Other news

#TransportHelpUkraine & #Bikes4Ukraine

Ukraine remains under attack and the transport system is facing new challenges. Cities have to directly support citizens with food and social services, maintain economic life and take care of a large number of IDPs – for all this, a functioning transport system is also needed. Support is needed in areas such as public transport, bicycles for social services, but also technical advice. Find concrete requests for assistance here.

While the situation drastic, Lviv is seeks to focus on implementing cycling infrastructure to support their active mobility trend. Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaymZP4Ripc.

Also read the article on the Impact of war in transport: Ukraine News | Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI) (transformative-mobility.org)

Follow #TransportHelpUkraine and #Bikes4Ukraine on Twitter!

Partner news

New Case Study on the City of Peshawar

ITDP together with TUMI and TransPeshwar developed this case study to discuss Zu Peshwar, first Gold Standard BRT in the City of Peshawar, Pakistan.

Since 2020, Zu Peshawar has been moving over 250,000 passengers daily, providing access to the city for women, persons with disabilities and the youth. The system’s design, centered on the needs of people who need it most, is the highlight of achievements which earned the City of Peshawar, Pakistan its STA Honorable Mention in 2022.

Watch the Peshawar Webinar: Road to the Region’s First Gold Standard BRT .

Take Charge: Electric School Bus Infrastructure

In partnership with Clean Energy Works, the Alliance for Electric School Buses and WRI’s Electric School Bus Initiative invite you to join us for a webinar focused on electric school bus infrastructure. Learn how school districts and electric utilities can effectively partner on charger selection and installation, infrastructure upgrades, and interconnection agreements. We’ll also discuss options such as managed charging and vehicle-to-grid technologies. Panelists will share best practices and helpful tools for productive district-utility partnerships.

Join our TUMI Partners @WUF

Find the full program here: https://wuf.unhabitat.org/sites/default/files/2022-06/files/WUF11_Programme.pdf.pdf

All times in CEST.

27th June


Using data for inclusive environmental action Google & ICLEI Europe

28th June


City WORKS – an innovative toolkit to support the strategic planning and implementation of global agendas for sustainable cities and communities

Federal Ministry For Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)


About the ingredients in the secret sauce of smart cities: Learning from urban innovation and co-creation practices

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

29th June


MCR2030: Fostering risk-informed urban development to advance urban resilience action.

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN-HABITAT), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030)


Human Centered Design towards Citizen-Centered and Inclusive Urban Planning and Service Delivery.

An-Najah University and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in Palestine and in the MENA region (INDIGO)


Build-A-Smart City: From Best Practice to Next Practice

ASEAN Australia Smart Cities Trust Fund, DFAT and ADB (Manila)


Sustainable Construction in Cities – Turning the world’s building sector!

Federal Ministry For Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)


Transforming Our Cities through Integrated Governance Systems

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability


Practice Urbanization – an International Building Exhibition in Africa!

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH Germany


Multi-level Action for Equitable and Sustainable Cities

World Resources Institute (WRI), C40, ICLEI and SDI (TBC)Global


We have agreed, will you? BiodiverCities for Transformative action. Scaling it up in Latin America and the Caribbean!

CAF-Development Bank of Latin America, World Economic Forum, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of Colombia, The Humboldt Institute, and ProBogota Agency


Digital Futures for Transport: Innovations for a More Just, More Sustainable Transformation IDTP

30th June


Designing equitable sustainability programs: Local tools for a fair and inclusive transition ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability


How zero waste is your city? Leveraging data to guide urban action towards the Agenda 2030 and a circular economy

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN-Habitat) and German Aerospace Center


The Way to Financing Sustainable and Resilient Urban Infrastructure – getting the private sector on-board

Covenant of Mayors Sub-Saharan Africa, C40 Cities Finance Facility, FELICITY Global

We hope you enjoyed this update!

Best regards,