Sustainable Urban Development & Transport
Population growth, ageing infrastructure and globalization calls for sustainable urban development that is based on efficient, reliable and cost effective transportation. We have the big-picture and technical understanding essential to achieve integrated and sustainable transport systems that meet communities’ needs today and in the future.
What is Sustainable Development?
The United Nations World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED) defines sustainability as “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) states that for transportation sector, the triple bottom line relates to sustainable solutions in the areas of the natural environmental systems surrounding the transportation system, the economic efficiency of the system, and the societal needs (e.g., equity, mobility, safety and accessibility).
Why Should You Care?
Transport infrastructure lasts for decades, which means the decisions that the local and national government make today will have long-lasting impacts on urban development. Sustainable transport is not just about being responsible and green - it is also a way to look at transportation as an integrated system to its environment. Sustainable transport is affordable, operates efficiently, offers chooses of transport mode, and supports a vibrant economy. It also increases competitiveness, security and profitability.
Having sustainable strategies provide "win-win transportation solutions", they simultaneously help reduce traffic congestion, pollution, crashes and consumer costs; increase mobility options, and encourages more efficient land use patterns.
What We Can Do For You
Low carbon transport technology assessments and advice
Research on technologies advances and efficiency - including electric and autonomous cars
Data gathering & processing
Benchmarking - performance metrics and best practices
Technical support and policy development
Ports/airport sustainability and land use planning
Sustainability management plan
Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) reporting and verification
Capacity building and training on sustainable transport and urban development
Benefits To You