All around the world urban leaders, transport experts, planners or students strive to transform mobility for the better for all - we unite them. We roll out innovations on the ground, enable leaders with profound know-how and invest in the future of urban mobility.
We are the leading global implementation initiative on urban mobility and we believe in a better future for humanity empowered by strong and clean mobility. We envision thriving cities with enhanced economic, social and environmental performances in line with the New Urban Agenda, the Agenda 2030 and the Paris Agreement.
"The TUMI is taking us to a place we honestly never imagined!"
"The TUMI initiative is an extraordinatry programme all around the world, helping cities to become more liveable and more sustainable!"
„The sidewalk infrastructure project will increase the visibility of pedestrians, identifying their needs and steering a coordinated programme of investment that focuses on reducing accidents, encouraging walking and improving their environments.”
“TUMI has been very catalytic for UN-Habitat building up on the sustainable urban mobility initiatives.”
"The TUMI Startups Accelerator launched to provide technical and financial support to startups that work towards provision of transformative solutions to urban mobility challenges. Our hope is to use this as a vehicle to create a set of sustainable, private sector led solutions to urban mobility challenges in Afrika."
"TUMI is providing technical and financial support towards solving urban mobility challenges through a startup accelerator in Nairobi, Kenya - that's bold and innovative!"
"Thanks to the TUMI initiative, we can now develop, implement and show case new interventions to prevent and reduce violence and sexual harassment against women and girls in urban public spaces, helping Bogotá become a safe city for women and this, a safer city for all"
"In order to eliminate violence against women it is necessary to join efforts whit everyone in society, be creative and innovate. Hence, I try to innovate and work whit other sectors to ensure that women feel safer in public spaces and public transport."
"The planet is warming and sea levels are rising. CO2 is emitted everywhere. It’s essential to take action against climate change. We can save our planet by reducing carbon emissions. TUMI is a great initiative because it not only developsimproved mobility, but it also plays an important role in reducing carbon and in building our capacities across different development sectors, including education and health."
"We are not dealing with “Rocket science”, in many cases, it is about changing our daily mindset and behavior by providing a reliable affordable and healthier alternative for all"
Jamie Leather is a TUMI Focal Point at the Asian Development Bank. He is the Chief of the Transport Sector Group and has 30 years of experience in transport with over 25 years of experience working internationally, primarily covering the Asian region.
Tu My leads the Sustainable Mobility Program at the World Secretariat of ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, overseeing the EcoMobility and EcoLogistics Initiatives which aim to support cities and regions in their transition towards integrated and environmentally-friendly mobility systems. Tu My has more than 10 years of experience in urban development. In the field of mobility, she has curated programs highlighting innovative approaches and provided mobility policy and planning advice.
Sergio Avelleda is the Global Urban Mobility Director in WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, a program galvanizing action to help cities grow more sustainably and improve quality of life in developing countries around the world through developing environmentally, socially, and financially sustainable solutions.
Sebastián is the Manager, Strategy Development & Performance, for WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities.
Heather Thompson is the Chief Executive Officer of ITDP. Ms. Thompson has lived and worked abroad in China, the U.K., and Denmark. She holds a MSc in environmental economics from the University of York, U.K. and a B.S. in biological sciences from the University of California, San Diego.
Dr Kevin Austin serves as C40’s Deputy Executive Director. Kevin oversees all of C40’s programme delivery, operations and finance functions as well as contributing to global thought leadership and innovation in urban climate change issues.
Gunjan Parik serves as the Director of the Transportation & Urban Planning Programme at C40. In this position she is responsible for driving and delivering C40’s transportation and urban planning strategy globally
Angela is a Senior Associate and provides project management and research support on climate change and urban transport projects.
Passionate about social, political, economic and environmental justice for human development, Maruxa specialises in integrated urban and territorial development. Over her 16-year career, Maruxa has worked with multilateral institutions, national, regional and local governments, NGOs and philanthropy in 33 countries across continents to develop public policies, capacity and implementation projects, and multi-stakeholder partnerships.
Harvey Scorcia is a Principal Executive at CAF – Development Bank of Latin America. Harvey is a Colombian national and an urban transport specialist with 10 years of work experience.
Ani Dasgupta is Global Director of WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, a program galvanizing action to help cities grow more sustainably and improve quality of life in developing countries around the world through developing environmentally, socially, and financially sustainable solutions. Ani leads a team of global experts in sustainable transport, urban development and building efficiency, as well as its engagement across air quality, low-carbon energy, governance, water risk, and associated areas.
Debashish Bhattacharjee is a Human Settlements Officer, and the Lead for the Urban Mobility Unit at UN-Habitat. Debashish has been working with UN-Habitat for more than 10 years. Previously, he has been involved in large infrastructure projects on energy, water supply, sanitation and transport in different institutions including the Asian Development Bank. Debashish holds degrees in civil engineering and management.
“The Dar City Navigator is a quick win project which will bridge the information gap for Dar es Salaam city stakeholders in planning, using, and developing and managing transport ecosystem in the city."
Nikola supports SLoCaT on research and data collection for various topics related to sustainable transport and climate change.
We support innovative urban transport solutions with potential for replication and upscaling through pilot activities across the globe.
We enable urban leaders, decision makers, planners and students to plan and implement better mobility with trainings, knowledge products or resource persons.