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  • Eric Britton
    From: SUTP Sustainable Urban Transport Project [mailto:sutp@sutp.org] Sent: Thursday, November 03, 2005 8:27 AM To: subscribers@sutp.org Cc:
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      From: SUTP Sustainable Urban Transport Project [mailto:sutp@...]
      Sent: Thursday, November 03, 2005 8:27 AM
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      Cc: paranee.pihakaendr@...; thirayoot.limanond@...
      Subject: SUTP update- October & November 2005

      Sustainable Urban Transport Project (GTZ SUTP) update
      October- November 2005

      This bimonthly newsletter gives updates on the SUTP general 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.

      IMPORTANT NOTE: to keep receiving this update from Asia, please register
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      If
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      bimonthly update.

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

      * Workshop on Sustainable transport in Bangkok
      The ESCAP TTD, UITP and the GTZ SUTP project have delivered a workshop
      on
      sustainable transport, air quality and integration during October 25 and
      26th, 2005 in Bangkok. More than 80 participants from all over Asia have
      assisted. Full details and downloadable presentations are available in
      http://www.sutp.org/BKKWS.htm

      * Training Course on Bus Rapid Transit in Bangkok
      The Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning of Thailand and
      the
      GTZ SUTP project have delivered a training course on Bus Rapid Transit,
      delivered by Lloyd Wright and assisted by Carlos F. Pardo and Thirayoot
      Limanond during October 27 and 28, 2005. 35 participants from Thailand
      and
      other countries were present. If you are interested in developing a
      training
      course on one of our topics, please contact us at sutp@... .

      * Training Course on Bus Rapid Transit in Manila
      The SUTP project will develop a Bus Rapid Transit Training Course on
      November 14 and 15, 2005. The Training Course in Manila is made possible
      through the support and efforts of the Clean Air Initiative for Asian
      Cities
      (CAI-Asia) and the German Technical Assistance Agency (GTZ), and will be
      given by Lloyd Wright.

      *SUTP presentation in Beijing
      Manfred Breithaupt gave a talk during the China International Bus Rapid
      Transit (BRT) Forum 2005 on October 19, 2005, organized by The China
      Sustainable Transportation Center and the Energy Foundation. The event
      was
      described as "an international forum that promotes technological
      progress,
      exchanges information and shares the experience on the BRT systems." You
      can
      download the brief presentation from
      http://www.sutp.org/docs/beijingmb.pdf
      .

      * SUTP expands to Latin America and the Caribbean
      To complement its English/Asia the GTZ SUTP project started its Latin
      America & the Caribbean/Spanish regional office based in Bogotá,
      Colombia.
      20 sourcebook modules are translated to Spanish (World Bank
      contribution),
      and the webpage is to be translated by the end of 2005. It will also
      have
      all Latin American related information. The LAC website can be reached
      through our left and top menu, or directly from
      http://www.sutp.org/esp/espindex.htm. Also, the new chapter can be
      contacted
      through an email to sutplac@... .


      * New Car-free Development Module by Lloyd Wright
      GTZ-SUTP has released the latest module in its Sustainable Transport
      Sourcebook.  The new document is entitled "Car-Free Development" by
      Lloyd
      Wright. The 170+ page document covers a range of issues around car-free
      development, including an overview of worldwide car-free activities
      (e.g.
      car-free days, car-free housing, large-scale pedestrianisation), outline
      of
      project implementation process and listing of car-free resources,
      including
      information resources and funding opportunities. "Car-Free Development"
      can
      be downloaded at no cost from
      http://www.sutp.org/download/carfreemodule.php


      * Module on Natural Gas Vehicles updated
      The module 4d "Natural Gas Vehicles" by Innotec has been updated and is
      available for download in our sourcebook download section.
      http://www.sutp.org/download/sourcebookhome.php

      * New training course on NMT
      The SUTP project has released the new Training Course on Non motorised
      transport, developed by Walter Hook and in close cooperation with Oscar
      Diaz, Michael King (Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates), Dr. Jürgen
      Heyen-Perschon and Roelof Wittink
      (Director Interface for Cycling Expertise, The Netherlands). It expands
      the
      information given on the original module 3d (Preserving and Expanding
      the
      Role of Nonmotorised Transport). The document is available
      http://www.sutp.org/download/trainingmat.php
      Two NMT training courses have been executed in August this year in
      Uganda
      and Kenya.

      * Fuel prices situation and GTZ action
      Due to the increasing oil prices several developing countries had to
      reduce
      their subsidies on fuel in the recent weeks which lead to serious public
      unrest. Due to the tremendous relevance of this topic, the German
      Technical
      Cooperation (GTZ) has published publish a comprehensive study on
      international fuel prices 2005 in order to provide data which facilitate
      well-informed decision making. In addition, a monthly newsletter is
      released
      since August. The newsletter aims at supporting government officials as
      well
      as decision makers from NGO's and the private sector in developing and
      implementing sustainable oil price policies. More info in
      http://www.sutp.org/newweb/fuelprices.htm

      * Document on reducing air pollution from Urban Transport
      The World Bank and Clean Air Initiative developed the report on reducing
      air
      pollution from urban transport, which is a result of various workshops
      and
      comments from experts. The report is available from
      http://www.cleanairnet.org/cai/1403/article-60384.html

      * New academia webpage
      Due to the high demand of information from students about the topic of
      sustainable transport, SUTP has compiled a set of materials for them.
      There
      is introductory material as well as more complex information. Please
      access
      the page http://www.sutp.org/download/academia.php (free registration
      required).

      * EST forum in Nagoya, Japan
      Manfred Breithaupt, SUTP project director, gave a presentation during
      the
      The International Conference on Environment and Transport in AICHI, held
      in
      Nagoya, Japan from 1 to 5 August 2005. The conference was jointly
      organized
      by the Government of Japan and UNCRD, among various supporting agencies.
      More information on the forum is available here.
      http://www.ics-inc.co.jp/e-car/index_e.html

      Mr. Breithaupt's intervention was part of the Round Table called
      "Towards
      Sustainable Transport? Messages to Asia" coordinated by Mr. Choundhury
      Rudra
      Charan Mohanty of UNCRD.


      * 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 here.
      http://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 from
      http://worldcarfree.net/conference/programme.php , and a presentation
      from
      Manfred Breithaupt on Bangkok nonmotorised transport can be downloaded
      from
      http://www.sutp.org/docs/BudapestTCFCVBANGKOKMB.pdf

      * 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 from 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 from
      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") and 3c ("Bus regulation
      and
      planning" by Richard Meakin). They can be accessed through the
      sourcebook
      download page (registration required):
      http://www.sutp.org/download/sourcebookhome.php

      * 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 (PDF, approx 2MB).
      http://www.sutp.org/download/sourcebookhome.php

      This material also has an annex CD with approx. 90 supporting documents
      (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 from
      http://www.sutp.org/docs/Transportfinanzierung_e.pdf


      ********************EVENTS***********
      * 11th International Conference on Travel Behaviour Research,
      Kyoto,Japan
      The 11th International Conference on Travel Behaviour Research,
      organized by
      the International Association for Travel Behaviour Research (IATBR),
      will be
      held at Kyoto University, Japan, in August 2006. This is the first
      conference in the IATBR series to be held in Asia.
      Date & Venue: 16th - 20th August, 2006, Kyoto University Clock Tower
      Centennial Hall, Japan
      Deadline: 11 November 2005.
      E-mail: iatbr06@...-u.ac.jp
      Web site: http://term.kuciv.kyoto-u.ac.jp/iatbr06/

      * 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

      * Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2006
      DSDS is the principal annual event in Asia and the Pacific and attract
      world
      leaders and opinion formers from all over the world. TERI invites your
      attention to the sixth edition of the Delhi Sustainable Development
      Summit
      (DSDS 2006). As with every year since 2001, the Summit will seek your
      involvement, advice, and ideas to challenge another of the significant
      socio-economic and environmental barriers to worldwide sustainable
      development. Sharing the forum with you will be respected leaders,
      thinkers,
      and the best corporate brains who will share their experiences and ideas
      on
      the Summit's theme - Linking across MDGs: towards innovative
      partnerships
      and governance.
      The Summit has gained widespread credibility as a leading voice
      addressing
      sustainable development issues. This credibility, which is based on the
      high-level of global participation each year, enables the Summit output
      to
      reach new levels of influence. The deliberations of DSDS 2006 will
      culminate
      in a 'Delhi Declaration on Sustainable Development', which will be
      tabled at
      major international forums. We look forward to your active collaboration
      in
      the quest for progress with equity across the world as a whole.
      Dates and venue: 04th - 06th February, 2006, New Delhi, India
      Email: Alistair Campbell or dsds@...
      Web site: http://www.teriin.org/dsds/2006

      * 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."
      Dates and venue: 5th - 10th March 2006, Cape Town, South Africa.
      Contact: Kristen Johnsen Tremeer info@...
      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 COUNTIRES.
      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/

      * Workshop on Agricultural Air Quality: State of the Science
      This Workshop is a result of two previous efforts: A National Research
      Council Report which recommended further research on agricultural air
      quality problems; and, a USDA Agricultural Air Quality Task Force which
      directed the "National Research Initiative: Competitive Grants Program
      to
      develop a research agenda". Recent studies provide convincing evidence
      that
      changes in agricultural crop production and increases in animal
      activities
      are altering the emissions of trace gases to the atmosphere. These
      emissions
      can perturb the environment with a host of beneficial and detrimental
      effects such as increased crop yields from nitrogen loading or decreased
      visibility from increased aerosol production.
      Maximizing the benefits and reducing the detrimental effects of
      agricultural
      production requires us to transcend scientific disciplines, and
      political
      boundaries. This task challenges the creativity of natural and social
      scientists, economists, engineers, business leaders, and policy makers.
      The
      Workshop on Agricultural Air Quality: State of the Science will provide
      a
      venue for multidisciplinary teams of experts to share their knowledge,
      present new research, and work together to develop new avenues for
      science
      and technology transfer, education and outreach. We believe this
      Workshop
      will play a significant role in helping shape the future of the
      agricultural
      practices and agricultural air quality analysis framework for the United
      States. We hope you will join us for this important event.
      Dates and venue: 5th - 8th June, 2006, Bolger Conference Center,
      Potomac,
      Maryland near Washington, DC-USA.
      Email: airworkshop@...
      Web site: http://esa.org/AirWorkshop/

      * CODATU XII, Lyon.
      Date and Venue: 5th - 7th July, 2006, Lyon
      Web site: http://www.codatu.org/francais/conferences/roumanie2004.htm

      GTZ Sustainable Urban Transport Project (SUTP)
      Room 0942, Transport Division, UN-ESCAP
      ESCAP UN Building
      Rajadamnern Nok Rd.
      Bangkok 10200, Thailand
      Tel:  +66 (0) 2 - 288  2576
      Fax: +66 (0) 2 - 280  6042
      Mobile: +66 (0) 1 - 772 4727
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