Sustainable Urban Mobility in Asia (SUMA) News Digest 11 April 2008
- Sustainable Urban Mobility in Asia (SUMA) News Digest
Vol. 5 Issue 6
11 April 2008
SUMA News Digest is a free weekly e-mail publication that features
information, and events related to sustainable urban transportation in
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SUMA Partners on the Move!
UNCRD: Meeting report of the 3rd Regional Environmentally Sustainable
Transport (EST) Forum
in Asia 17-19 March 2008 held in Singapore is now available!
CAI-Asia Center: Center signs agreement with the Department of
Transportation and Communications
in the Philippines in support of the UNCRD EST technical assistance
for the Philippines.
18 March 2008
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BEIJING, CHINA: China's SUV Culture: Flaunting Fat Wallets While
Choking on Dirty Air
21 March 2008
According to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, more
than 370,000 of
the vehicles were sold in China last year, a 58 percent increase over
2006. The bulk
of the sales concentrated on mid- and high-end models, which are
expected to dominate
the market in 2008.
BEIJING, CHINA: China launched bigger transport ministry managing
road, water and air
11 March 2008
A government reshuffle plan announced by State Councilor Hua Jianmin
to a parliament
session said the new department under the State Council, or the
incorporate the current Ministry of Communications, the Civil Aviation
of China and the section of urban traffic management under the
Ministry of Construction.
DELHI, INDIA: Delhi to have an 'intelligent' traffic system by 2010
9 March 2008
The capital's traffic system is in for a major overhaul before the
in 2010, with Delhi Police planning to put in place an IT-driven
System (ITS) which will monitor and streamline vehicular movement.
More air quality and sustainable mobility news at
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Cycling in the Netherlands (2007)
This publication prepared by the Ministry of Transport, Public Works
Management was based on the frequent requests for information from
politicians and NGO's from all over the world. This comprehensive
cycling in the Netherlands gives an actual overview on the results and
of relevant studies and experiences.
The Costs and Benefits of Road Pricing:
Comparing Nationwide Charging with Project-Based Schemes (2007)
This Institute of Economic Affairs (UK) paper critically examines the
road pricing and discusses the optimal scale of charging systems. The
benefits of nationwide and project-based schemes are compared using
case studies and economic modelling.
Growing Cooler: The Evidence on Urban Development and Climate Change
This report by the Urban Land Institute in the U.S. discuss how key
changes in land
development patterns could help reduce vehicle greenhouse gas
emissions. Based on a
comprehensive review of dozens of studies by leading urban planning
the book concludes that urban development is both a key contributor to
and an essential factor in combating it.
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