Sustainable Urban Mobility in Asia (SUMA)

The Sustainable Urban Mobility in Asia (SUMA) program worked with Asian cities and countries to strengthen the formulation and implementation of sustainable urban transportation and air quality management policies. It was a 3-year program supported by the Asian Development through a grant from the Swedish International Cooperation Agancy (Sida).

SUMA was jointly implemented by the Clean Air Asia and its Country Networks, the German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ-SUTP), the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), the Interface for Cycling Expertise (I-CE), the United Nations Centre for Regional Developement (UNCRD), the World Resources Institute’s Center for Sustainable Transport – EMBARQ, and key experts Christopher Cherry and Marie Thynell.

SUMA conducted various studies, policy dialogues and action planning, training, conferences, and pilot projects and focused on areas like social impacts of transportation, bus rapid transit, non-motorized transportation, electric bicycles, motorized 2-3 wheelers, transportation demand management and fiscal measures.

The main locations where SUMA worked were the People’s Republic of China, India, Pakistan, and the Philippines, but the knowledge products from SUMA are relevant throughout the region and available online (see SUMA Outputs).

Downloads

About SUMA Original Program Document
SUMA Factsheets
Framework for Achieving Sustainable Urban Mobility in Asia

Donors: Sida /ADB

Partners:

  • EMBARQ – World Resources Institute Center for Sustainable Transportation (EMBARQ-WRI)
  • German Agency for Technical Cooperation – Sustainable Urban Transportation Project (GTZ-SUTP)
  • Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP)
  • Interface for Cycling Expertise (I-CE)
  • UN Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD)

Duration: Jul 2007 – Dec 2009

Clean Air Asia contact:
center(at)cleanairasia.org

 

SUMA Partners and Experts

SUMA is jointly implemented by its partners and experts. SUMA outputs usually have a partner as a major proponent and the rest of the partners are expected to provide technical or logistical contribution where applicable. The SUMA partners and experts are the following:

Asian Development Bank

Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities (CAI-Asia) Center

Clean Air Asia Country Networks

German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ) – Sustainable Urban Transport Project (SUTP)

Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP)

Interface for Cycling Expertise (I-CE)

United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD)

World Resources Institute Center for Sustainable Transportation (EMBARQ)

SUMA Experts