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8915Sustainable Urban Transport Project (GTZ SUTP) update

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  • Carlos F. Pardo
    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



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