Strategic Capacity Development Component

The strategic capacity development component forms part of the UK Global Future Cities Prosperity Fund Programme and is being developed by the UK Built Environment Advisory Group (UKBEAG) in close collaboration with UN-Habitat. The aim of the strategic capacity development component is to complement the other elements of the programme, to consider some of the barriers and enablers to sustainable urbanisation and to help ensure the programme’s long-term impact.

The City-to-City Knowledge Exchange comprises a programme of four events and follows on from the Thematic Programme, which took place in the early part of 2021. The aim of the City-to-City Knowledge Exchange will be to enable cities to share their experiences, to learn from one another, to help build relationships with one another, to promote engagement and to lay the foundation for a series of Country-Level events that are to follow.

Each participating city has been invited to deliver a 20 minute presentation framed around the following key headings:

  1. Project background and objectives
  2. Desired outcomes and impacts
  3. Project scope and current status
  4. Challenges and opportunities
  5. Lessons learned and key risks

City-to-City Knowledge Exchange

05 August - Session 1

  • Iskandar: Implementation Strategy for Smart Integrated Mobility Management System (SIMMS) and Evidence-Based Urban and Transport Planning 
  • Melaka: Melaka Mobility Plan 
  • Ho Chi Minh City: Development of Geographical Information System for Drainage Network in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (GIS project)
  • Ho Chi Minh City: Development of Smart Ticketing System of Public Transport Network in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (STS project)

02 September - Session 2

  • Istanbul: Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) 
  • Ankara: Bicycle Strategy, Masterplan & Pilot Implementation for Integrated non-motorised Multimodal Transport
  • Belo Horizonte: Intelligent Mobility in Expresso Amazonas
  • Durban: Enhanced Institutional Governance Coordination for Supporting Alignment of Stakeholder Plans working on Transit-Oriented Development

14 October 2021 - Session 3

  • Bandung, Indonesia: Development of an Integrated Public Transport System in Bandung
  • Bangkok, Thailand: Integrated Data Hub for Bangkok Metropolitan Administration
  • Bangkok, Thailand: Flood Management Decision Support System
  • Bangkok, Thailand: Transit-Oriented Development Plan for Khlong Bang Luang Area

04 November 2021 - Session 4

  • Abeokuta: Public Transport Policy
  • New Clark City: Sustainability unit
  • Durban: Improved Data Integration, Collection and Analysis to Facilitate Collaborative Informal Settlement Action
  • Cape Town: Implementation of Data Strategy & Economics Capacity Building

Subject Matter Experts

Each event will be supported by a range of Subject Matter Experts (SME’s) who will bring their knowledge and expertise to bear in the capacity of ‘critical friends. The role of the SME’s will be to provide constructive observations on the presentations, helping to identify issues that might not have been adequately recognised, suggesting solutions for challenges that may have been identified and exploring synergies between projects.

The Subject Matter Experts will frame their contributions around the five key thematic areas that were covered in the Thematic Programme, namely:

  1. Integrated & Inclusive Planning
  2. Governance & Collaboration
  3. Evidence-based design & the effective use of data
  4. Project Finance & procurement
  5. Implementation & Enforcement, Monitoring & Evaluation