Endorsing Partners

8-80 Cities is a non-profit organization based in Toronto, Canada. It is dedicated to contributing to the transformation of cities into places where people can walk, bike, access public transit and visit vibrant parks and public places. Its approach is to engage communities at all levels and across multiple sectors to inspire the creation of cities that are easily accessible, safe and enjoyable for all.


The Asian Development Bank (ADB) aims for an Asia and Pacific free from poverty. Its mission is to help its developing member countries reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of their people. Despite the region's many successes, it remains home to two-thirds of the world's poor. ADB is committed to reducing poverty through inclusive economic growth, environmentally sustainable growth, and regional integration. Its main instruments for helping its developing member countries are policy dialogue, loans, equity investments, guarantees, grants, and technical assistance.


CITIES aims to catalyse urban explorers with the will to drive innovation in city life, policy and practice. CITIES and its community connects and shares, in person and online, through research initiatives, events, workshops, exhibitions and publications. 

FOODLOGICA, a project by CITIES, is a hallmark initiative of new urban transportation standards. Working with a fleet of non-polluting transport forms the aim is to develop a SMART FOOD GRID: a distribution network of zero-emission vehicles to bring local produce into the city.


CITYNET (The Regional Network of Local Authorities for the Management of Human Settlements) has committed itself to helping local governments improve the sustainability of human settlements for over 20 years now. CITYNET endeavours to strengthen the capabilities of local governments to effectively manage the urban development process through the promotion of exchange of expertise and experience and to build partnerships among all urban stakeholders particularly between local authorities and civil society groups.




Clean Air Asia has more than 200 organizational members, eight Country Networks and the Clean Air Asia Center as its secretariat. Clean Air Asia’s mission is to promote better air quality and livable cities by translating knowledge to policies and actions to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from transport, energy and other sectors.


Despacio is a non-profit organization that conducts research to promote quality of life in all stages of the life cycle and works in productive, educative and reproductive sectors, seeking to challenge the intuitive in their respective fields of knowledge by performing applied research to improve the welfare of the community in general. Despacio develops and implements projects to make people feel good, generally based on the Slow Movement   philosophy in every aspect of life. 


EMBARQ India is a member of the EMBARQ network which includes centers in Mexico, Brazil, India, Turkey and the Andean Region, which work together with local transport authorities to reduce pollution, improve public health, and create safe, accessible and attractive urban public spaces. The network employs more than 100 experts in fields ranging from architecture to air quality management; geography to journalism; and sociology to civil and transport engineering.

EURIST is a NGO promoting policies that improve the environmental, social and economic sustainability of transport and mobility around the world. Their work includes a focus on the relation between transport and CO2 emission reduction.

Founded in 2005, the InnoZ is specialized in qualitative and quantitative analyses of transport, mobility and related areas. InnoZ generates a wide range of methodologically sound market and environmental analyses and forecasts covering the complex interactions between mobility and changing societies. Working closely with decision makers from businesses as well as politics and public administrations, InnoZ develops innovative solutions within the field of mobility.


The International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP) is a global association of experienced professional planners. The objectives of ISOCARP are to improve cities and territories through planning practice, training, education and research. ISOCARP promotes the planning profession in all its aspects. It keeps its focus on being a politically and commercially independent network of professional planners. 


The goal of Knowledge Sharing Program (KSP) is to assist in enhancing national development capacities and the institutional restructuring efforts of the development partner countries by sharing Korea's development experiences.

Korea has transformed itself from being an aid recipient country to a donor contury by achieving unprecedented economic growth within the past half century. Based on development experience, we hope that that KSP will provide a valuable foundation for the economic growth of developing countries.


Korea Transport Institute (KOTI) has contributed since its establishment in 1985 to the development of Korea’s transport sector by conducting proactive research on transport and logistics policies and building related organizational systems.  Through strengthening its overseas research network, KOTI has also improved its international status while increasing its participation in global assistance endeavors. The institute places an emphasis on building an active and organic research and organizational system as part of efforts to cope with future challenges and transform itself as a genuinely globalized research institute. 


New Cities Foundation is a non-profit institution created in 2010. Our mission is to create more dynamic, sustainable, just and creative cities around the world. We aim to become the leading global platform for innovation and exchange on 21st century urbanization, fostering urban solutions through new partnerships between the public, private, non-profit and academic sectors.


Polis is a network of European cities and regions working together to develop innovative technologies and policies for local transport. Since 1989, European local and regional authorities have been working together within Polis to promote sustainable mobility through the deployment of innovative transport solutions.

Our aim is to improve local transport through integrated strategies that address the economic, social and environmental dimensions of transport. To this end, Polis supports the exchange of experiences and the transfer of knowledge between European local and regional authorities. It also facilitates the dialogue between local and regional authorities and other actors of the sector such as industry, research centres and universities, and NGOs.


SLoCaT (the Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport) improves the knowledge on sustainable low carbon transport, helps develop better policies and catalyze their implementation. SLoCaT promotes the integration of sustainable transport in global policies on climate change and sustainable development.  Over 80 organizations  have joined the Partnership, including UN organizations, multilateral development banks, technical cooperation agencies, NGOs, research organizations and other organizations. NMT is an integral part of the activities of SLoCaT.


SMART undertakes and catalyzes research, demonstration projects (living labs), education, and global learning exchange on a range of issues related to the sustainable future of transportation in an urbanizing world.

SMART, Sustainable Mobility & Accessibility Research & Transformation, is a project of UMTRI, the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute and TCAUP, the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, in Ann Arbor.



The United Nations Center for Regional Development was established in 1971 based on an agreement between the Government of Japan and the United Nations. UNCRD strives to promote sustainable regional development in developing countries with a focus on development planning and management in the context of globalization and decentralization trends, and the growing concern towards global environmental issues and their impacts.

Velo Mondial continues with protecting cycling in a wider context of sustainable urban mobility planning, thus creating better cities. The premier global network on Sustainable Urban Mobility has been successful in making cycling glamorous.

We prioritize our work with local governments and with knowledge oriented organizations in the field of sustainable urban mobility. We are mainly focusing on systematically gathering information on sustainable mobility and making it available in innovative ways.