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The International Association of Public Transport
(UITP) and the New Cities Foundation are getting together “to advance urban mobility and develop mutual interests”.
The organisations have signed a two-year agreement aimed at “improving the lives of residents of our cities by shaping a better urban future for all”.
In what looks like a loose partnership, they will collaborate at “mutual periods of interest” and at various upcoming events.
“UITP is truly driving the conversation around more sustainable, connected and mobile cities,” says John Rossant, founder and chairman of the New Cities Foundation.
UITP secretary general Mohamed Mezghani will speak at the LA CoMotion urban mobility event in Los Angeles in November, while Rossant has been invited to moderate a panel session during the next UITP Global Public Transport Summit in Stockholm, in June next year.
The organisations will also cooperate at the not-for-profit foundation’s New Cities Summit, an annual global event. This year’s was held in June at Incheon Songdo, South Korea.