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Sustainable Urban Mobility in Asia (SUMA) News Digest- Vol.5 Issue 14 - 21 November 2008

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  • Eric Britton
    Sustainable Urban Mobility in Asia (SUMA) News Digest Vol. 5 Issue 14 - 21 November 2008 SUMA News Digest is a free monthly e-mail publication that features
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 21, 2008
      Sustainable Urban Mobility in Asia (SUMA) News Digest
      Vol. 5 Issue 14 - 21 November 2008

      SUMA News Digest is a free monthly e-mail publication that features
      news, information, and events related to sustainable urban
      transportation in Asia.

      *** VISIT THE SUMA PAGES: http://www.cleanairnet.org/suma ***

      SUMA PARTNERS ON THE MOVE!

      SUMA partners in order to maximize the outreach activity and to make
      more people aware of the benefits of SUMA, participated in the Better
      Air Quality workshop which had approximately 1000 participants. Number
      of presentations and pre events were conducted on sustainable urban
      mobility in Asia during the period (November 10-14). Please click on
      the link http://www.baq2008.org to know more about the training
      courses, presentations etc.

      The workshop had good media coverage on Sustainable Urban Transport.
      Please click on the link http://www.baq2008.org/media/press-releases
      to know more about the discussions and conclusions.

      GTZ activities in BAQ can be found at
      http://www.sutp.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1331&Itemid=1&
      lang=uk

      Embarq in partnership with UMTC is bringing 30 Indian delegates to
      Latin America in a study tour in order to understand and study the
      process of planning or implementing BRT systems.

      NEWSREPORTS

      Asia: Batam, Makassar, Palembang Promise Green Transport
      http://www.cleanairnet.org/caiasia/1412/article-73094.html

      Pakistan: Public transportation continues to deteriorate
      http://www.cleanairnet.org/caiasia/1412/article-73101.html

      India: Asian Development Bank to finance BRTS plan
      http://www.cleanairnet.org/caiasia/1412/article-73100.html

      India: Fearing resentment, party mum on BRT
      http://www.cleanairnet.org/caiasia/1412/article-73102.html

      Korea: Bicycle Fever Sweeps Korea amid Energy, Environmental woes
      http://www.cleanairnet.org/caiasia/1412/article-73096.html

      Thailand: Three-Wheelers Destroy Peace
      http://www.cleanairnet.org/caiasia/1412/article-73098.html

      Asia: Clean Air and Livable Cities
      http://www.cleanairnet.org/caiasia/1412/article-73095.html

      Indonesia: City plans to reorganize Transjakarta
      http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2008/11/08/city-plans-reorganize-transjak
      arta.html

      Singapore: Why wheelchair accessible buses refuse to accept wheelchair-
      bound passengers?
      http://motoring.asiaone.com/Motoring/News/Story/A1Story20081118-101452.html

      Thailand : Motorcycles and aging vehicles negate efforts to cut
      emissions
      http://motoring.asiaone.com/Motoring/News/Story/A1Story20081118-101452.html

      * * * *
      INTERESTING FINDS/SEMINARS

      Publication of the fall 2008 issue of the Journal of Transport and
      Land Use, is available at
      https://www.jtlu.org/index.php/jtlu.

      The journal is freely accessible and it contains original
      interdisciplinary papers on the interaction of transport and land
      use.

      EMBARQ has published reports on cities Queretaro, Hanoi, and Porto
      Alegre which contains quantification of emissions reductions from
      transport solutions. Please read http://embarq.wri.org/en/Article.140.aspx

      CALL FOR RESEARCH PAPERS

      We in CAI-Asia are looking for good analytical/research papers on
      Sustainable Transport and Air Pollution. If you would like your paper
      to be linked/ published in the CAI website, please let us know.

      * * * *
      MARK YOUR CALENDARS

      1.Conference & Exhibition on Urban Mobility In India-2008, 3rd - 5th
      December, 2008
      http://urbanmobilityindia.com/images/brochure.pdf &
      http://urbanindia.nic.in/moud/programme/ut/annu_con_exhi.pdf
      2.International Conference on Integrated Transport for Sustainable
      Urban Development , 15/12/2008 ,
      http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=9167
      3.Third International Conference on Urban Transport Systems, Shanghai
      China,March 18-20,
      http://www.asce.org/files/pdf/conferences/Call-for-Papers-v2.pdf
      4.Transport Asia 2009 Exhibition, Karachi Expo Centre,28-30 March 2009
      5.The 4th International Conference on Future Urban Transport ,
      19-21/4/2009 , http://www.fut.se/
      6.eceee 2009 Summer Study , 1-6/6/2009 , http://www.eceee.org/summer_study/
      7.Urban Transport 2009 , 22-24/6/2009 ,
      http://www2.wessex.ac.uk/09-conferences/urban-transport-2009.html
      8.ICSUTE 2009 : "International Conference on Sustainable Urban
      Transport and Environment" Paris, France, June 24-26, 2009,
      http://www.waset.org/wcset09/paris/icsute/

      See more SUT events
      http://www.cleanairnet.org/caiasia/1412/propertyvalue-27089.html
      See CAI-Asia's events calendar
      http://www.cleanairnet.org/caiasia/1412/propertyvalue-13577.html

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      To contribute articles, news items, or event announcements for the
      next issue, send an email with the complete details and URL source to
      suma-news-owner@... with subject "FOR SUMA NEWS".
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      r@.../?subject=FOR_SUMA_NEWS>
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      Past issues from March and April 2008 are found at
      http://groups.google.com/group/suma-news

      * * * ABOUT SUMA * * *

      The Sustainable Urban Mobility in Asia (SUMA) program of the Clean
      Air Initiative for Asian Cities
      (www.cleanairnet.org/caiasia), Asian Development Bank ( www.adb.org),
      EMBARQ-the World Resources Institute Center for Sustainable
      Transport ( http://embarq.wri.org ), GTZ Sustainable Urban Transport
      Project
      ( www.sutp.org), Interface for Cycling Expertise ( www.cycling.nl),
      Institute for Transportation and
      Development Policy (www.itdp.org), and United Nations Center for
      Regional Development (www.uncrd.or.jp/est) is made possible through
      the generous support of the Swedish International Development
      Cooperation Agency
      ( www.sida.se). SUMA works with Asian countries and cities to
      strengthen then formulation and implementation of sustainable urban
      transportation policies, specifically in (i) Improving urban air
      quality by adopting AQM planning in sustainable transport policies and
      promoting public transportation, (ii) Improving road safety by
      encouraging non-motorized transport and public transport, and (iii)
      Reducing transport's contribution to climate change by adopting a co-
      benefits approach with urban air quality management
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