Infrastructure 2013: Public Transport
The world´s population is moving to the cities. Cities in developing countries are growing especially fast. About one billion of the world´s 3,5 billion urban inhabitants are living in informal settlements, or slums. This number is expected to increase. What kind of access to the cities’ infrastructure do these people have? Do they have access to electricity, drinking water, sewage systems and transportation?
Habitat Norway wishes to address these and other issues in the seminar series «Infrastructure 2013». The second seminar will look at public transport systems in growing cities. Why are public transport systems important for growth and inequality reduction? Is it possible to plan transport systems in cities struggling with extensive traffic jams throughout the day? And how can transport systems be planned, both increasing access for inhabitants in informal areas and affordable?
Presentation by Malin Bismo Lerudsmoen, The Norwegian Public Roads Administration, seminar held in Oslo 24 April 2013.