Status of initiative: N/a
Description/achievement of initiative

The Principles for Transport in Urban Life will be used to leverage sustainable transportation as a principal driver for sustainable and livable urban development, with the goal of zoning reform in five cities worldwide. Metrics will be finalized that measures how well particular principles are represented in a development.

Implementation methodologies

The approach is three-fold:
1) To promote and disseminate best practices to government officials and practitioners on sustainable urban development
2) To use the Principles and the Metrics to influence zoning reform.
3) To provide technical assistance to cities seeking to reform zoning codes to incentivize better development.
We will be working in China, India, Indonesia, Brazil, Argentina, and Mexico to achieve this.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure


Institute for Transportation and Development Policy
Gehl Architects
Dec 2013
Metrics for the Principles for Transport in Urban Life
Dec 2018
Evaluations of plans in at least five cities using metrics
Sustainable Development Goals and targets
Resources devoted to implementation
Staff / Technical expertise
$200,000 of total amount
Financing (in USD)
250,000 USD
Progress reports
Cut off date each year: 2 May
This initiative does not yet fulfil the SMART criteria.
Action Network
Location: Chennai, India; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Mexico City, Mexico; Guangzhou, China; other cities worldwide
Date of completion: 2018
Operating in countries
Partner connections
Contact information/focal point(s)
Jessica Morris,,

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