Mexico city bikeability and walkability

In late 2015, Novo Nordisk and C40 formed a research-based partnership aimed at ensuring that urban climate action is beneficial to both the environment and the health of urban citizens.

This collaboration aims to generate new insights into a range of benefits of climate action – in particular the health of city populations. At the heart of the partnership lies the pivotal role of cities in the fight against climate change and poor health. This report shares initial findings on measuring the wider benefits of climate action focusing on bikeability and walkability in Mexico City; specifically the introduction of bike lanes, a bike share scheme (EcoBici) and the pedestrianisation of a major avenue (Madero Street). This pilot research aims to enable cities to measure the wider benefits of climate action, empowering them to make a much stronger case for a much greater scale of action. The purpose of the research is to evidence the benefits of climate action, but more than this to understand how cities can evidence these benefits as efficiently, effectively and expeditiously as possible.

If you want to learn more, you can read the PDF - measuring benefits

 

 

At the same time, the conversation about the future of cities has moved on. UN Habitat III set a new urban agenda around the liveability of cities, while concern has intensified about the economic, social and health inequalities that are in sharp relief in urban settings.

 

Springboard for the future of the programme

All this and much more will be discussed at the second global Cities Changing Diabetes Summit, taking place on 26-27 October 2017 in Houston, Texas. An extraordinary group of 300 selected people from the CCD partner cities and leading experts within city and health leadership, urban planners and architects, academics, diabetes professionals, and community leaders will get together around the common cause of finding solutions to the urban diabetes challenge. It is the second global opportunity that draws together everything that has been achieved since the programme launch in Mexico City in 2014 and will act as a springboard for the future of the programme.

 

On the programme journey, we have learned what it takes to drive action and at the Summit we will share the bright spots so far in order to catalyse wider action, and offer our analysis of what scale of actions will be needed to reach the goal of bending the diabetes trajectory. The CCD summit will focus on the following topics:

 

·         Understand the urban diabetes challenge today by looking at both the lives and circumstances of urban citizens and learning from leading international voices bridging the global cities and health agendas.

·         Hear first-hand about real-world solutions to addressing the diabetes challenge from our partners – in cities across four continents – about the real impact they’re creating and how it can be replicated around the world.

·         Share a new approach to urban diabetes insights from our academic partner UCL, who will introduce a new methodology for understanding diabetes vulnerability.

·         Connect our knowledge across cities, disciplines and sectors. We will work on how to establish coalitions for future action and demonstrate how working in cross-sectional partnerships is crucial to create healthier cities.

We look forward to convening the key programme partners and experts to facilitate continued knowledge sharing and act as a springboard for future actions on diabetes prevention and care and we look forward to share the learnings and discussions with the wider world after the Summit in October.

 

At the same time, the conversation about the future of cities has moved on. UN Habitat III set a new urban agenda around the liveability of cities, while concern has intensified about the economic, social and health inequalities that are in sharp relief in urban settings.

 

Springboard for the future of the programme

All this and much more will be discussed at the second global Cities Changing Diabetes Summit, taking place on 26-27 October 2017 in Houston, Texas. An extraordinary group of 300 selected people from the CCD partner cities and leading experts within city and health leadership, urban planners and architects, academics, diabetes professionals, and community leaders will get together around the common cause of finding solutions to the urban diabetes challenge. It is the second global opportunity that draws together everything that has been achieved since the programme launch in Mexico City in 2014 and will act as a springboard for the future of the programme.

 

On the programme journey, we have learned what it takes to drive action and at the Summit we will share the bright spots so far in order to catalyse wider action, and offer our analysis of what scale of actions will be needed to reach the goal of bending the diabetes trajectory. The CCD summit will focus on the following topics:

 

·         Understand the urban diabetes challenge today by looking at both the lives and circumstances of urban citizens and learning from leading international voices bridging the global cities and health agendas.

·         Hear first-hand about real-world solutions to addressing the diabetes challenge from our partners – in cities across four continents – about the real impact they’re creating and how it can be replicated around the world.

·         Share a new approach to urban diabetes insights from our academic partner UCL, who will introduce a new methodology for understanding diabetes vulnerability.

·         Connect our knowledge across cities, disciplines and sectors. We will work on how to establish coalitions for future action and demonstrate how working in cross-sectional partnerships is crucial to create healthier cities.

We look forward to convening the key programme partners and experts to facilitate continued knowledge sharing and act as a springboard for future actions on diabetes prevention and care and we look forward to share the learnings and discussions with the wider world after the Summit in October.