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EMTA General Meeting Putting Cities at the Heart of the EU Agenda Geoff Inskip, Centro October 9-10 th 2014, London
• • • • Introduction – Mr President Martin Bekker - Amsterdam Stephanie Priou - UITP Perspective David McNeil - The City Agenda • Discussion and Debate
• • • • 50% of the world’s population live in cities and in 2050 projected to be 75% Cities are the junction boxes of economic, political and cultural exchange 100 cities currently account for 30% of the world’s economy, and almost all its innovation Cities are the crucible of change - they increasingly have greater impact than national governments
Growth and Cities
• • • • Our Cities compete in Global economy Public Sector reforms Crucial cities reach their full economic potential Cities are the crucible of change - they increasingly have greater impact than national governments
Growing Cities - Threats
• • • • • • Issues Overcrowding Ageing population Increased carbon emissions, poor air quality and pollution Strain on service provision and delivery Strain on existing transport infrastructure Strain on water and energy infrastructure
Growing Cities - Challenge
How can we give our citizens Great mobility Liveable cites Provide jobs and housing All in a Sustainable Way
Role of Transport in Cities
• Evidence shows Transport Connectivity plays a crucial role in driving the regeneration and growth of cities.
• Not just “to and from” our cities but also “within”.
• Transport also help address the challenges of: ‒ Tackling congestion ‒ Addressing emissions and air quality
Role of Transport in Cities
TfL - “Crossrail is not just a transport scheme; it is the key to the next 20 years of London's economic development” Birmingham-“HS2 rebalance the economy kickstarting growth and regeneration in the City” can help
Need for a Plan or Pipeline of Investments - Sustainable Urban Mobility
• Long term political commitment • Effective Governance • Selling the vision • Strong links with land-use planning and economic development • Long term funding commitment
Integrated Mobility Plans
• Wider plans designating public transport as the backbone of sustainability, linking with: • Land use planning/housing • Environment • Energy • Social services • Health • Skills agenda
A New Delivery Model?
• • • Transport schemes should primarily be evaluated by the impact on economy (GVA, productivity) and its interaction with local policies eg housing, jobs Cities should have long term sustainable capital investment plans linked to SUMP Locally determined long term funding model needed linked to beneficiaries of Transport Investment
• • • A key factor in major EU cities success is connectivity (local, national, and international) enabling them to attract talent and inward investment.
Cities will be the drivers of our economy and therefore our wealth and job creators They should be encouraged to have joined up transport policy plan (SUMP) and one which prioritises sustainable economic growth