Recreational City Cycling to Commemorate World Cities Day 2022
Urbanization presents some of the most significant opportunities and challenges in the world today. Cities are centres for economic growth and development but also face demographic, environmental, economic and social challenges.
The United Nation’s Agenda for Sustainable Development and Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11 – “to make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable” – identifies sustainable urbanization as one of the key priorities for global development. The adoption of the new Urban Agenda by the United Nations in 2016 has seen national and local governments around the world embark on a transformative path towards making SDG11 a reality.
By engaging all stakeholders, cities have the ability to harness transformational change and improve the life of their inhabitants. However, in many contexts, cities lack the capacity to enact this change. Ensuring cities have the capacity, capability and tools to address the challenges posed by urbanization has become a pressing global issue.
World Cities Day brings Urban October to an end on 31 October each year and was first celebrated in 2014. This year’s global observance is planned to take place on 31 October 2022 under the theme “Act Local to Go Global”. We want to bring different partners and diverse stakeholders together to share their experiences and approaches to local action by focusing of benefits of active Mobility especially cycling in the cities.
TEENS Uganda, and Advocacy for Public Spaces, UST-Network and CISCOT Therefore we invite you to join us for an urban recreation cycling in Kampala (Sunday 30th October, 2022, starting 7:30am @ Namirembe NMT Corridor opp. Café Javas) to demonstrate the need to empower public, planners and decision makers towards creation of greener, more equitable and sustainable cities.