WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities hosts NUMO, the New Urban Mobility alliance, which channels tech-based disruptions in urban transport to create joyful cities where sustainable and just mobility is the new normal.
NUMO is an outgrowth of the Shared Mobility Principles for Livable Cities, which more than 160 companies and governments have signed on to as a guiding vision for more sustainable, inclusive, prosperous and resilient cities. With a $6 million seed grant from philanthropist, businessman and WRI board member Stephen M. Ross, NUMO is a big tent, global alliance committed to bringing the Shared Mobility Principles to life.
Rapid changes in urban transportation are outpacing the ability of researchers and government to keep up. And these disruptions have far-reaching effects, affecting labor, land use, government finances, safety and access to opportunity for millions. NUMO and members of this global alliance are conducting targeted research, pilot projects and public engagement campaigns to catalyze faster answers.