For the first time in history 50 leading Latin American mayors meet on the theme of mobility.
For the first time 50 leading Latin American mayors meet to work specifically on the subject of mobility: sharing visions and experiences, capturing international best practices, defining a common action plan to change paradigms, establishing permanent cooperation mechanisms such as the Group Of C40 Cities and cities of the European Union.
The highest municipal authorities will discuss what steps they should take to engage national and intermediate governments, regional bodies, the private sector and civil society so that mobility is fully recognized as a social right, similar to education and health, that Structuring cities with health, quality of life and competitiveness.
The Summit is convened by an Initiative Committee composed of the Mayor of Lima Susana Villarán, the Head of Government of Mexico DF Miguel Angel Mancera and the Mayor of Curitiba Gustavo Fruet. His Presidium will be led by Jaime Lerner, innovative urbanist, former Mayor of Curitiba, inventor of the BRT and Honorary President of SIBRT, and Michael Bloomberg, philanthropist former Mayor of New York, Chairman of the Board of the C40 Group and UN Special Envoy for Cities And Climate Change (to be confirmed).
The participating cities of this summit will join to incorporate sustainable urban mobility, by its singular relevance, at the center of the global agenda of climate change.
A Lima Declaration will draw conclusions from the work of the Summit and establish a “Commitment for Joint Action by Latin American Cities to Achieve High Quality Urban Mobility for All”. Working groups made up of teams of experts who designate the leading cities, which will count with the contribution of world-class experts who are working with SIBRT, will formulate the Declaration proposal that aims to serve as the basis for the “white paper” on mobility Needed by Latin American cities.