Sustainable Urban Transport Project (GTZ SUTP) update December 2006 February 2007 This newsletter gives updates on the SUTP resources, website and eventsMessage 1 of 1 , Feb 23, 2007View Source
Sustainable Urban Transport Project (GTZ SUTP) update
December 2006 – February 2007
This newsletter gives updates on the SUTP resources, website and events related to our topic of interest. For more information or feedback, please contact sutp@..., or visit our website at www.sutp.org.
*****Project related News*****
(for greater detail of these news, please go to www.sutp.org or click the link below each item )
GTZ participates in the 5th International Bus Conference by UITP in Bogotá
Carlos F. Pardo, SUTP Project coordinator, took part in the 5th International Bus Conference organised by UITP in Bogotá. He also gave a presentation on the Marketing and Public awareness aspects of Bus Rapid Transit.
GTZ participates in UNITAR workshop
Mr. Armin Wagner from GTZ Transport division has participated as a speaker in a workshop organised by United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) in Tallinn, Estonia from Feb 21-23.
Mr. Wagner, from GTZ Transport Policy Advisory Service presented on the topic "The Role of Political Will in Sustainable Urban Transport" and "Public Awareness on Sustainable Urban Transport". Presentations shall be available shortly.
Second training course in China- April 2007
GTZ, along with Southeast University and Tsinghua University, and supported by the Chinese Ministry of Construction, and the Construction Bureau of Jiangsu Province, will be delivering the second training course on Sustainable Urban Transport (green transport) for Chinese cities in Nanjing during 3 days, from April 16-18, 2007. This course will take up the more recent discussions in China about future urban development and its relation to urban transport development in particular, and will highlight the international discussion on sustainable urban transport development.
GTZ Sourcebook in Chinese now available online
The Chinese version of the GTZ Sustainable Transport Sourcebook for Policy-makers in Developing Cities is now available online. 22 modules of the Sourcebook have been translated into Chinese and can now be downloaded from our resources section (registered users). From end of March 2007, all 23 modules will be available in Chinese language.
Fuel Prices 2007 data preview
Based on our international survey in Mid-November 2006, we are pleased to draw your attention to our publication “International Fuel Prices 2007 – Data Preview”. The publication contains the following information:
- Diesel Prices of 171 countries
- Gasoline Prices of 172 countries
- Time Series of Price Trends
GTZ Urban Transport Photo CD Updated
The photo CD developed by GTZ as a supplement for the GTZ Photo Survey has been updated with more than 6000 new photos. The CD contains photos from various regions around the world taken by experts in the field, depicting urban transport scenarios in each region. The DVD is available upon request to institutions interested in promoting sustainable transport.
GTZ participation in BAQ 2006
Apart from giving training courses as pre-events for the BAQ, 2006 conference SUTP has also actively participated in the Better Air Quality (BAQ) 2006 workshop during December 13-15, 2006. Manfred Breithaupt, Senior Advisor for Transport at GTZ and also the Project Director of the SUTP chaired a session on the topic “Financing of Sustainable Urban Transport”. Carlos F. Pardo, Project Coordinator for SUTP delivered a presentation on “Impact Assessment of BRT Schemes”. The session was chaired by Dinesh Mohan, Professor and Coordinator, TRIPP, Indian Institute of Delhi.
GTZ-participation in the Environmentally Sustainable Transport (EST) forum
Manfred Breithaupt, Senior Advisor of GTZ, participated in the EST forum held as a pre-event for the Better Air Quality (BAQ) Conference as one of the Expert Members of the Subsidiary Expert Group of the regional EST Forum , 2006 at Yogyakarta, Indonesia during December 11-12, 2006. The EST forum is an initiative of the United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD).
Public awareness course in Yogyakarta
The GTZ SUTP project delivered a training course on Public Awareness and Behaviour Change in Yogyakarta on December 12, 2006, as a pre-event to the BAQ 2006 conference in the same city on 13-15 December. The course was given by Carlos F. Pardo, and Dr. Axel Friedrich from the German Environmental Ageny collaborated to its development.
BRT planning course in Yogyakarta
As a part of the pre-events at BAQ 2006 in Yogyakarta Indonesia, GTZ-SUTP in collaboration with ITDP delivered a training course on Bus Rapid Transit Planning. More than 30 participants attended this course. Dr. Walter Hook and Carlos F. Pardo trained the participants to understand the planning steps of a BRT system for developing cities.
BRT planning training for Indonesian cities, Jakarta
55 participants from 10 cities in Indonesia attended the training course on Bus Rapid Transit planning jointly organized by GTZ, ITDP, Ministry of Transport, PUSTRAL and MTI on December 7 and 8, 2006. The training was conducted by Mr. Ulises Navarro, and had inputs from Mr. Heru Sutomo (PUSTRAL) and Mr. Carlos F. Pardo (GTZ-SUTP).
****Upcoming Events on Sustainable Urban Transport****
*Events are shown ordered by continent, date, and city
Events in Latin America
26.02.2007 ANDINATRAFFIC 2007 Bogotá
11.04.2007 WORLD ROAD ASSOCIATION AIPCR/PIARC Santiago, Chile
18.11.2007 CLATPU- Congreso Latinoamericano de Transporte Público Rio de Janeiro
Events in Asia
10.06.2007 Sixth Triennial Symposium on Transportation Analysis Phuket, Thailand
20.09.2007 1st WSEAS International Conference on URBAN PLANNING UPT'07 Lanzhou, China
29.10.2007 Forum 11 Beijing, China
14-11-2007 Road Safety on Four Continents Bangkok, Thailand
Events in Europe
26.02.2007 Road Safety Congress 2007 Stratford upon Avon, Great-Britain
15.03.2007 POLIS Annual Conference Toulouse, France
Events in N. America
03.06.2007 Canadian Municipality congress Montreal, Canada
04.06.2007 ITS America's 2007 Annual Meeting & Exposition California, United States of America
18.06.2007 TRANSED 2007 Montreal, Québec, Canada
Events in Africa
06.03.2007 4TH ITS SOUTH AFRICA INTERNATIONAL CONFEX Pretoria, South Africa
16.04.2007 International Seminar On Road Financing And Investment Arusha, Tanzania
Note: Please visit the events section of our website at http://www.sutp.org/index.php?option=com_eventlist&Itemid=56&lang=en to receive information on more upcoming events.
SUTP has now a new web design. If you haven’t registered or were only registered to the old website, we will be very thankful if you can validate your email and account info just by going to the following web address http://www.sutp.org/index.php?option=com_comprofiler&task=registers&lang=en and registering
Thank you very much for your consideration.