Doppelmayr discusses urban mobility solutions at WUF9

Doppelmayr discusses urban mobility solutions at WUF9

Urban Mobility is part of the shared vision outlined in the New Urban Agenda – the outcome document of the Habitat III Conference held in 2016 which paths the way towards sustainable urbanization in the coming 20 years. Good transport solutions carry an equal weight in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal 11 on Cities and Human Settlements.

This topic was featured prominently during the recently held 9th Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF9), in particular through the attendance and presence of UN-Habitat’s mobility partner Doppelmayr. The Austrian Cable Car Company being an expert andleader within the sector, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the World Urban Campaign and the Mobility Unit in 2016, and has since become a strong private sector partner of the agency.

During WUF9, the Doppelmayr Head of International Business Development, Mr. Reinhard Fitz, met with UN-Habitat’s Deputy Executive Director Dr. Aisa Kirabo Kacyira. The Meet & Greet with the Doppelmayr Delegation in the presence of UN-Habitat staff allowed for an exchange on the importance of private sector partnerships for the implementation of the New Urban Agenda and the SDGs, and saw the reaffirmation of this collaboration in light of joint future activities.

Doppelmayr furthermore was present through an Exhibition booth, at which the company was able to showcase its work and answer the many questions of interested WUF9 participants.

The company also attended the Business & Industries Roundtable with Wolfram Auer as one of the private sector panelists in the session.

The side event which discussed urban cable cars as a new dimension to sustainable urban transport was held on 12 February and brought together not only urban mobility experts, but also those new to the topic with an interest on how the cable car system could be installed in their cities. Stefanie Holzwarth (UN-Habitat) presented the Academy on Sustainable Urban Mobility (AoSum), a joint activity of the partnership.

This Academy was first held in 2017, with the aim to orient policy makers to a sustainable paradigm of urban mobility where accessibility is improved and to introduce city managers to innovative transport approaches. Based on the success of the inaugural AoSum, a follow-up Academy is planned for April 2018.

Interested participants are invited to submit their application to attend the 2nd AoSUM to   

For more information on Doppelmayr, please visit:
Contact: Carmen Hobitsch
Doppelmayr Seilbahnen GmbH 
International Business Development
T +43 5574 604 659 M +43 664 82 70 281

Photo credits: JEREMIAS THOMAS/Fotografia de Paisajes & Arquitectura and UN-Habitat/Devina Meinzingen