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  • Carlos F. Pardo
    Sustainable Urban Transport Project (GTZ SUTP) update August- September 2005 This bimonthly newsletter gives updates on the SUTP resources, website and events
    Message 1 of 2 , Jul 31, 2005
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      Sustainable Urban Transport Project (GTZ SUTP) update

      August- September 2005

       

      This bimonthly 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*****

      * Two updated sourcebook modules

      Module 1a ( "The role of transport in urban development policy" by Enrique Peñalosa ) and 3a ( "Mass transit options" by Lloyd Wright and Karl Fjellstrom ) have been updated and are available inhttp://www.sutp.org/download/sourcebookhome.php.

       

      * Towards Carfree Cities V Conference in Budapest

      The World Carfree Network has developed the fifth version of the TCFC conference in Budapest , Hungary during the week of July 17-22, 2005. The complete program of the conference is available in http://worldcarfree.net/conference/programme.php, and a presentation from Manfred Breithaupt on Bangkok nonmotorised transport can be downloaded in http://www.sutp.org/docs/BudapestTCFCVBANGKOKMB.pdf (PDF, 4MB). A presentation on the upcoming Carfree Development Module is available http://www.sutp.org/docs/TCFCV_CFMODULEppt.pdf (PDF 1 MB).

       

      * A definition of Sustainable Transport

      The Center for Sustainable Transportation has developed a document with their views on the definition of sustainable transport. This document is available in http://www.cstctd.org/english/whatis.htm .

       

      * Metropolis 2005 Declaration

      During May 2005, the Berlin Metropolis Conference's Commission on Urban Mobility Management developed the Declaration on Sustainable Urban Mobility Management, which is available in http://www.sutp.org/docs/metropolis_declaration.pdf .

       

      * 4 sourcebook modules in HTML versions released

      Four modules have been released in HTML versions. These are module 1a ("The role of transport in urban development policy" by Enrique Peñalosa), 1b ("Urban transport institutions" by Richard Meakin), 1e ("Raising public awareness about sustainable urban transport" by Karl Fjellstrom) and 3c ("Bus regulation and planning" by Richard Meakin) . They can be accessed through the sourcebook download in http://www.sutp.org/download/sourcebookhome.php (registration required).

      * New Module on Ecodriving

      SUTP has released a new sourcebook module on Eco driving, taking into account all the chain of actors involved in transport, including the driver. The module defines the meaning of driving "defensively and economically", its benefits and how to achieve this kind of driving. The module was written by VTL, Manfred Breithaupt (GTZ), Oliver Eberz (GTZ) and is available from our download area in http://www.sutp.org/download/sourcebookhome.php  (PDF, approx 2MB). This material also has an annex CD with approx. 90 supporting material (videos, documents, presentations) that can be ordered via transport@... .

       

      * Article on KfW assistance

      KfW makes funds and expertise available for preparing and implementing investment projects in developing countries and offers complementary advisory services. A brief article describing this is available in http://www.sutp.org/docs/Transportfinanzierung_e.pdf .

       

      * Asia Workshop on Cycling and BRT integration in Delhi

      During October 2-5, 2005, SUTP will coorganize an Interactive workshop in Delhi on combined planning for BRT, cycling and walking, in order to develop a better knowledge of the non motorised integration with a Bus Rapid Transit System. Please visit http://www.sutp.org/ICEWS/asia_workshop.htm for more information.

       

      * BRT and nonmotorised Options Seminar in Laos

      Lloyd Wright (Senior advisor of SUTP) developed a one-day seminar in Laos on June 28th, 2005 with the Ministry of Communication, Transport, Posts and Construction. The presentation is available from our website in English in http://www.sutp.org/newweb/docs/LWLAOSENG.pdf  (21.0 MB) and Thai language in http://www.sutp.org/newweb/docs/LWLAOSTHAI.pdf (11.7MB).

       

      * HTML version of training course on NMT

      SUTP has released an HTML version of the Non Motorized Transport training package. It can be accessed from the training section of the webpage at http://www.sutp.org/download/trainingmat.php (registration required), or through the "training materials" link on the left bar . This material also has an annex CD with approx. 90 supporting material (videos, documents, presentations) that can be ordered via transport@... .

       

      ******EVENTS******

       

      * Childstreet 2005

      Making street attractive places for children will be the topic of the "Childstreet2005" conference.  The conference will look at street design, public space, and how to make streets safe for playing, walking and cycling. Interactive workshops will produce concepts for child-friendly solutions using local case studies.

      Date and Venue: 24th - 26th, 2005, Delft , Netherlands .

      E-mail: childstreet2005@...

      Web site: www.urban.nl/childstreet2005

      * Living Streets 2nd Annual Walking and Health Workshop in London .

      The workshop will focus on how health and transport professionals can communicate better and build a common agenda to create and support more positive walking environments.

      Date and Venue: 13th September, 2005, London , England .

      Contact: Julia Crear

      Web site: www.livingstreets.org.uk

       

      * Urbanicity Conference Alert: Transport and Sustainable Mobility Conference

      The conference focuses on two vitally important topics: the Euro V legislation, limiting emissions from vehicles in the EU and the development of sustainable forms of mobility and transport.

      Date and Venue: 19th - 20th September, 2005, The Hotel HUSA President Park Brussels

      Web site: http://www.euconferences.com/events.asp?ID=17&Type=Event

       

      * Walk 21 conference

      This year's topic is "Everyday Walking Culture."  The conference will focus on the planned implementation of walking into daily life by technical, political and structural means.  The conference aims to increase recognition in the eyes of public representatives, experts and policy-makers of the positive contribution that walking makes to everyday city activities.

      Date and venue: 21st - 24th September, 2005. Zurich

      Contact: info@...

      Web site: http://www.walk21.ch/

       

      * Asia Interactive Workshop on Integration of Cycling and Walking with BRT Systems

      In order to develop a better knowledge of the non motorised integration with a Bus Rapid Transit System. SUTP will co-organize with I-ce, CAI-Asia, ITDP, Locomotives and TRIPPP to arrange the workshop. Please follow the link to see more preliminary information.

      Dates and venue: 2-5th October, 2005

      Web site: www.sutp.org/ICEWS/asia_workshop.htm

       

      * Road Safety on Four continents Congress

      Date and venue: 5th-7th October, 2005. Warsaw , Poland .

      Contact: RS4C@... or kent.gustafson@...

      Web site: http://www.vti.se/templates/Page____4017.aspx

       

      * 3rd INTERNATIONAL MARKETING CONFERENCE: Improving quality, raising incomes, reducing costs

      It is the only international conference on marketing in Public Transport.

      Date and venue: 11th - 14th October, 2005, Vienna , Austria .

      Contact: Ms. France Vinage

      Email: france.vinage@...

      Web site: http://www.uitp.com/events/2005/vienna/en/

       

       

      * 4th Training Programme for Public Transport Managers

      The mobility sector has been rapidly changing during the last years. Therefore, the professional knowledge and capabilities required from persons in charge of the planning, administration, operation and maintenance of a public transport network is changing. Aware of this challenge, UITP has developed a training programme that others its members' managers the opportunity to improve their understanding of global mobility issues and enhance knowledge on the hot topics at present in public transport, touching upon globalisation and liberalisation, sustainable mobility and pricing of urban journeys, contractual arrangements between operators and authorities, integration and seamless travel, a total quality management and customer approach, safety and security, innovative rolling stock, travel information, electronic ticketing, etc.

      Dates and venue: 24th - 26th October, 2005, Copenhagen , Denmark (Module 1)

      Email: caroline.deliens@...

      Web site: http://www.uitp.com/project/training/2005/copenhagen/

       

      * Sustainable Urban Transport In Asia - Learning From Europe ?

      "1/3 of Our Planet: What Can Asia and Europe do for Sustainable Development?" will take place in Jakarta, Indonesia, on 23-25 November 2005 and promises to be the largest meeting of its kind, drawing up to 250 high-profile personalities from Asia and Europe. The conference culminates the successful first phase of Asia-Europe roundtables on multistakeholder partnerships, climate change and renewable energy since 2003.

      Dates and venue: 23rd - 25th November 2005, Jakarta , Indonesia

      Contact: Daniele Ponzi and Cornie Huizenga

      Email: dponzi@... and chuizenga@...

      Web site: http://env.asef.org/

       

      * 2006 TRB 85th Annual Meeting

      Solicited and unsolicited papers for presentation and/or publication as part of the 85th TRB Annual Meeting must be submitted directly to TRB via the online paper submission website by August 1, 2005 . Papers addressing any relevant aspect of transportation research will be considered. However, some TRB Technical Activities (Division A) committees are soliciting papers in specific subject areas. Prospective authors are encouraged to review committee Calls for Papers below and to consult the Information for Authors page for guidance on preparing their manuscripts.

      Date: 22-26 January, 2006

      Web site: http://www.trb.org/conferences/CallsForPapers/default.asp?event=68

      information for authors: http://www4.nas.edu/trb/annual.nsf/web/information_for_authors

       

      * 4th Training Programme for Public Transport Managers

      The mobility sector has been rapidly changing during the last years. Therefore, the professional knowledge and capabilities required from persons in charge of the planning, administration, operation and maintenance of a public transport network is changing. Aware of this challenge, UITP has developed a training programme that others its members' managers the opportunity to improve their understanding of global mobility issues and enhance knowledge on the hot topics at present in public transport, touching upon globalisation and liberalisation, sustainable mobility and pricing of urban journeys, contractual arrangements between operators and authorities, integration and seamless travel, a total quality management and customer approach, safety and security, innovative rolling stock, travel information, electronic ticketing, etc.

      Dates and venue: 20th - 22nd February, 2006, Milan , Italy (Module 2)

      Email: caroline.deliens@...

      Web site: http://www.uitp.com/project/training/2005/copenhagen/

       

      * Velo Mondial 2006 - Cape Town

      Velo Mondial 2006 will take place in Cape Town over the city’s most exciting week of the year. This is the week that over 35 000 cyclists gather in Cape Town from all over for the world’s largest timed sporting event: the Cape Argus Pick ‘n Pay Cycle Tour. Velo Mondial 2006 precedes the cycle tour, offering delegates the opportunity to experience the atmosphere surrounding Cape Town ’s most famous and unique cycle tour. The theme of the conference is "Towards Prosperity."

      Please note that the deadline to submit an abstract has been extended to the 12th of August 2005 and successful authors will be notified by the 23rd of September 2005. Please also feel free to forward the Call for Papers to your colleagues working within the themes of Velo Mondial 2006.

       

      Dates and venue: 5th - 10th March 2006, Cape Town , South Africa .

      Contact: Kristen Johnsen Tremeer

      Web site: http://www.velomondial2006.com/

      * 4th Training Programme for Public Transport Managers

      The mobility sector has been rapidly changing during the last years. Therefore, the professional knowledge and capabilities required from persons in charge of the planning, administration, operation and maintenance of a public transport network is changing. Aware of this challenge, UITP has developed a training programme that others its members' managers the opportunity to improve their understanding of global mobility issues and enhance knowledge on the hot topics at present in public transport, touching upon globalisation and liberalisation, sustainable mobility and pricing of urban journeys, contractual arrangements between operators and authorities, integration and seamless travel, a total quality management and customer approach, safety and security, innovative rolling stock, travel information, electronic ticketing, etc.

      Dates and venue: 20th - 24th May, 2006, Bangkok , Thailand (Module 3)

      Email: caroline.deliens@...

      Web site: http://www.uitp.com/project/training/2005/copenhagen/

       

      * Gender, transport and development: bridging the divide between development goals, research and policy in developing countries.

      The South African National Roads Agency Ltd (SANRAL) and the Gender and Development Unit of the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), in partnership with the Department of Transport (DoT) and the Centre for Scientific Industrial Research (CSIR) cordially invites you to submit a paper, poster, or participate in the round table discussion of the First International African Conference on Gender, Transport and Development.

      The full programme, details for registration, accommodation, submission of full text papers, guidelines for presentation and other relevant information will be made available on the web page www.nra.co.za / gender and transport conference.

       

      Dates and venue: 28th - 30th May 2006, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University , Port Elizabeth , South Africa

      Email: wcloete@... and copied to rpillay@...

      Web site: http://www.nra.co.za/

      * CODATU XII, Lyon.

      Date and Venue: 5th - 7th July, 2006, Lyon

      Web site: http://www.codatu.org/francais/conferences/roumanie2004.htm

       

      Note: if you are not interested in receiving this newsletter again, please let us know at sutp@...

       

    • Carlosfelipe Pardo
      Sustainable Urban Transport Project (GTZ SUTP) update August October, 2007 This newsletter gives updates on the SUTP resources, news and events related to our
      Message 2 of 2 , Oct 31, 2007
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        Sustainable Urban Transport Project (GTZ SUTP) update

        August – October, 2007

        This newsletter gives updates on the SUTP resources, news and events related to our topic of interest. For more information or feedback, please contact sutp@..., or visit our website at www.sutp.org( China users go to www.sutp.cn ).

        ***Announcements***

        Call for Future Trainers in Sustainable Transport - Update!

         

        GTZ-SUTP invites applications from professionals from China interested in becoming trainers, in Sustainable Transport related issues, who will be certified to deliver training in Asian cities.

         

        Read More: http://www.sutp.org/content/view/894/1/lang,uk/

         

        SUTP Training Course in Beijing , China – November, 2007

         

        GTZ, along with Tsinghua University , and supported by other organisations will be delivering a training course on Sustainable Urban Transport in Beijing during 3 days, from November 12-14th, 2007 . This course will highlight the international discussion on sustainable urban transport development and the recent developments in China in this area.

         

        Read More: http://www.sutp.org/content/view/893/1/lang,uk/

        *****Project related News*****

        (For greater detail of these news, please click the link below each item)

        GTZ course in Quito- Ecuador

        25 October 2007

        GTZ SUTP held a training course on sustainable urban transport with Corpaire in Quito during October 23-24, 2007 . It focussed on basic measures of sustainable urban transport and implementation aspects of such measures, applying it in specific cases to the situation in Quito . The event had 42 participants from the local government and other related organizations from the city and country. A full report on this training course is available upon request.

         

        Transport and Climate Change: a new module of the GTZ Sustainable Urban Transport Sourcebook

        22 October 2007

        GTZ-SUTP announces the release of a new module titled “Transport and Climate Change". The module summarises the challenges that climate change mitigation has to face in the transport sector and presents the major options and instruments to deal with them. The module is a comprehensive summary of sustainable transport policy options and sketches out their potential for the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions.

         

        Read more: http://www.sutp.org/content/view/911/1/lang,uk/

         

        GTZ-SUTP attends the India Urban Space (IndiaUSP) Workshop

        03 October 2007

         

        Mr. Carlos F. Pardo , GTZ-SUTP Project Co-ordinator, attended the India Urban Space (IndiaUSP) workshop cum conference held in Mumbai during 27 – 30 September, 2007.


        GTZ participated in the UNITAR workshop

        03 October 2007

         

        Mr. Armin Wagner from GTZ Transport division participated as a speaker in a workshop organised by United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) in Plock , Poland on 17 - 19 September 2007.

         

        Read More: http://www.sutp.org/content/view/898/40/lang,uk/

         

        GTZ-SUTP participation in the BRT workshop in India

        03 October 2007

         

        Carlos F. Pardo, GTZ-SUTP Project Coordinator, participated in a Workshop on Bus Rapid Transit (BRTS) in Ahmedabad , India , as a resource expert. The event was held from 24-26 September, 2007 and was sponsored by the Ministry of Urban Development and funded by UNDP, India .

         

        Read More: http://www.sutp.org/content/view/897/40/lang,uk/

        GTZ-SUTP BRT Training in Mexico

        03 October 2007

        The GTZ SUTP project, along with WRI-Embarq's Center for Sustainable Transport in México (Embarq/CTS-Mexico) delivered a course on Bus Rapid Transit Planning (in Spanish) on September 20 -21 in Mexico DF, as a post-event of their Congress on Sustainable Transport that  took place on September 17-19, 2007. Trainers for this course were Darío Hidalgo and Carlos F. Pardo .

         

        Read More: http://www.sutp.org/content/view/896/40/lang,uk/

        GTZ-SUTP at Transport Congress in Mexico

        03 October 2007

         

        Carlos F. Pardo, GTZ-SUTP Project Coordinator, gave a presentation on the topic "Political Challenges of Congestion Charging" at the 3rd International Congress on Sustainable Transport (3er Congreso Internacional de Transporte Sustentable).

         

        Read More: http://www.sutp.org/content/view/895/40/lang,uk/

         

        Module 7a: Gender and Urban Transport Updated

        12 September 2007

         

        Considering the feedback from professionals, users and others, an update of the Gender and Urban Transport module has been released. The module has been published on our website and can be accessed from our sourcebook section

         

        Read More: http://www.sutp.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=820&Itemid=40

         

        GTZ SUTP visit to Lima

        06 September 2007

         

        Carlos F. Pardo, GTZ SUTP coordinator, visited Lima (Perú) as part of a delegation from the German government who will cooperate in the development of CDM (Clean Development Mechanism) projects in that country. The visit was during September 3-4, 2007 with CONAM and FONAM (local national environment organizations). Transport-related projects where CDM methodologies will be developed include a BRT system (COSAC) for the capital city.

         

        Read More: http://www.sutp.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=796&Itemid=40

         

        CDM Highlights 51

        06 September 2007

        Monthly newsletter of the GTZ Climate Protection Programme (CaPP), written by Perspectives GmbH, is now available from the SUTP website.

         

        Read More: http://www.sutp.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=805&Itemid=40

         

        Dr. Friedrich at the Chinese automobile and climate change conferences

        05 September 2007

        Dr. Axel Friedrich, head of the transport department at the German Federal Environmental Agency and a partner of SUTP participated in “The International Forum on Chinese Automotive Industry Development (IFCAID)” and delivered a presentation in “The First International Workshop on Low Carbon Fuels and Climate Change in China ” on September 7th and 8-9th, respectively.

         

        Read More: http://www.sutp.org/content/view/771/40/lang,uk/

         

        We need solutions for the next 20 years, not dreams

        04 September 2007

        We need solutions for the next 20 years, not dreams” were the words of Dr. Axel Friedrich, one of Europe 's top environmental regulators and the head of transport department at the German Federal Environment Agency. In a recent article by the Wall Street Journal, Dr. Friedrich has stressed the importance of reducing the emissions of a vehicle with a specific case study of reducing 25% emissions on a German car.

         

        Read More: http://www.sutp.org/content/view/773/40/lang,uk/

         

        GTZ's participation in the preparatory meeting on the Public Transport Week and Car-free Day in Beijing

        04 September 2007

         

        Mr.Burkhard Eberwein, of the Berlin Public Transport Company, and representing the Senate of Berlin, participated in this event Transport" in Beijing on 31st August 2007. The event was attended by over 200 Chinese government officials, mayors, foreign mayors and academia.

         

        Read More: http://www.sutp.org/content/view/770/40/lang,uk/

         

         

        GTZ SUTP in event in Pereira (Colombia)

        27 August 2007

         

        GTZ SUTP project coordinator Carlos F. Pardo participated as a speaker in an event in Pereira ( Colombia ) commemorating the first year of operation of its local BRT "Megabus" (more info on this system here ). The event, which was held on August 21-23, 2007 , had speakers from World Bank, CAF, GTZ and local organizations involved in the development of the Megabus. Mr Pardo's presentation was entitled "Experiences in Urban Transport systems in the developing world".

         

        Read More: http://www.sutp.org/content/view/760/40/lang,uk/

         

        ****Upcoming Events about Sustainable Urban Transport****
        *segregated chronologically

        Date of the event           : 28.10.2007
        Where the event is          : Jeju , Korea
        Name of the Event          : 2nd UCLG Conference
        For more information     :
        http://www.sutp.org/component/option,com_eventlist/Itemid,56/func,details/did,127/lang,uk/

        Date of the event           : 29.10.2007
        Where the event is          : Beijing , China
        Name of the Event          : Forum 11 Equitable Access: Research challenges for health in developing countries
        For more information     :
        http://www.sutp.org/component/option,com_eventlist/Itemid,56/func,details/did,52/lang,uk/

        Date of the event           : 05.11.2007
        Where the event is          : London , UK
        Name of the Event          : EuroRoads 2007
        For more information     :
        http://www.sutp.org/component/option,com_eventlist/Itemid,56/func,details/did,149/lang,uk/

        Date of the event           : 07.11.2007
        Where the event is          : Clermon-Ferrand , France
        Name of the Event          : 21st National Urban Transport Conference
        For more information     :
        http://www.sutp.org/component/option,com_eventlist/Itemid,56/func,details/did,128/lang,uk/

        Date of the event           : 07.11.2007
        Where the event is          : Rome , Italy
        Name of the Event          : Road Safety and Simulation 2007
        For more information     :
        http://www.sutp.org/component/option,com_eventlist/Itemid,56/func,details/did,150/lang,uk/

        Date of the event           : 08.11.2007
        Where the event is          : Stockholm , Sweden
        Name of the Event          : CIVITAS: Clean Vehicles and Fuels 2007
        For more information     :
        http://www.sutp.org/component/option,com_eventlist/Itemid,56/func,details/did,166/lang,uk/

        Date of the event           : 08.11.2007
        Where the event is          : Lisbon , Portugal
        Name of the Event          : 3rd UITP Design Day
        For more information     :
        http://www.sutp.org/component/option,com_eventlist/Itemid,56/func,details/did,181/lang,uk/

        Date of the event           : 09.11.2007
        Where the event is          : Paris , France
        Name of the Event          : Les Respirations
        For more information     :
        http://www.sutp.org/component/option,com_eventlist/Itemid,56/func,details/did,99/lang,uk/

        Date of the event           : 12.11.2007
        Where the event is          : Beijing , China
        Name of the Event          : GTZ-SUTP Sustainable Urban Transport Training Course
        For more information     :
        http://www.sutp.org/component/option,com_eventlist/Itemid,56/func,details/did,182/lang,uk/

        Date of the event           : 13.11.2007
        Where the event is          : Valencia , Spain
        Name of the Event          : International Rail Forum 2007
        For more information     :
        http://www.sutp.org/component/option,com_eventlist/Itemid,56/func,details/did,129/lang,uk/

        Date of the event           : 14.11.2007
        Where the event is          : Bangkok , Thailand
        Name of the Event          : Road Safety on 4 Continents (RS4C)
        For more information     :
        http://www.sutp.org/component/option,com_eventlist/Itemid,56/func,details/did,62/lang,uk/

        Date of the event           : 18.11.2007
        Where the event is          : Rio de Janeiro , Brazil
        Name of the Event          : Congreso Latinoamericano de Transporte Público y Urbano – CLATPU
        For more information     :
        http://www.sutp.org/component/option,com_eventlist/Itemid,56/func,details/did,78/lang,uk/

        Date of the event           : 19.11.2007
        Where the event is          : Dresden , Germany
        Name of the Event          : 3rd International Environmentally Friendly Vehicles Conference
        For more information     :
        http://www.sutp.org/component/option,com_eventlist/Itemid,56/func,details/did,160/lang,uk/

        Date of the event           : 25.11.2007
        Where the event is          : Dubai , UAE
        Name of the Event          : 1st MENA Public Transport Congress and Showcase
        For more information     :
        http://www.sutp.org/component/option,com_eventlist/Itemid,56/func,details/did,163/lang,uk/


        More events can be viewed from the link below
        http://www.sutp.org/component/option,com_eventlist/Itemid,56/lang,uk/

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