Committee on Smart Cities and Urban Mobility
Cities experience various problems caused by the disproportional population growth. Metropolitan Cities may have difficulty to meet the needs with fast and efficient services, especially in times of disasters and crises. From time to time, providing services regarding fundamental societal needs such as housing, urban transport, education and production-consumption may become a burden for local governments. There is a need for sustainable solutions in times of fast-paced technology to global concepts which are affecting local level such as climate change and migration, regardless of the city scale.
However, as stated in the New Urban Agenda, local governments are big part of the solution as they are big part of the problem. Informal modes of transportation are emerging in the MEWA Region due to the high difference in income distribution. These informal modes of transportation are not considered safe since they cannot be regulated. By disseminating new trends, such as micro mobility or shared mobility trends, different approaches to mobility should be provided to citizens and unsafe ways to travel should be annihilated. It is also important for local governments to produce sustainable solutions in their city planning like data-based policies, green buildings, inclusive urban transport and others. In light of these information, the prioritized activity areas for UCLG-MEWA are as follows:
- Building capacities in regard to safe and disaggregated data.
- Improving sustainable urban transport.
- Mainstreaming safe and diverse transportation modes.
- Instigating inclusive, transparent and sustainable cities.
- 🇮🇷 Tehran MunicipalityPresident
- 🇹🇷 Gaziantep Metropolitan MunicipalityCo-President
- 🇹🇷 Gebze MunicipalityCo-President
- 🇯🇴 Greater Irbid MunicipalityCo-President
- 🇵🇸 Ramallah MunicipalityCo-President
- 🇹🇷 Şanlıurfa Metropolitan MunicipalityCo-President
|Abasan Al-Kabira Municipality
|Adana Metropolitan Municipality
|Ain El Tineh Municipality
|Al Buraij Municipality
|Ankara Metropolitan Municipality
|Arab Towns Organization (ATO)
|Balıkesir Metropolitan Municipality
|Bani Suhaila Municipality
|Beit Jala Municipality
|Beit Lahia Municipality
|Beit Sahour Municipality
|Harf Siyad Municipality
|Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality
|Khan Younis Municipality
|Konya Metropolitan Municipality
|Mrah Es Sraj Municipality
|Ordu Metropolitan Municipality
|Union of Albeqaa Alawsat Municipalities
|Union of Chark Zahleh Municipalities
|Union of City Councils of Türkiye
|Union of Dannieh Municipalities
|Union of Energy Cities
|Union of Jerd El Kaytee Municipalities
|Union of Turkish Municipalities of Cyprus
|World Academy for Local Government and Democracy (WALD)
|*Antalya Metropolitan Municipality
|* Karatay Municipality
|*Trabzon Metropolitan Municipality