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SUTP Newsletter March - April 2010

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      A PDF version of the newsletter can be downloaded from http://www.sutp.org/documents/newsletters/NL-MAR-APR-2010.pdf
      An online version is also available at http://www.sutp.org/newsletters/NL-Mar-Apr-10.html

      The Future of Mobility- Shanghai Expo 2010

      The City of Bremen and GTZ are proud to present three workshops on “The Future of Mobility” at the Bremen Stand in the Urban Best Practice Area at the Shanghai Expo from May 24th to 26th, 2010. Events are scheduled from 2 to 5 pm and are focusing on the following three key topics of sustainable urban transport:
      Day 1 - Mon, 24th: Transport and Urban Development
      Day 2 - Tue, 25th: Low Carbon Mobility for Cities
      Day 3 - Wed, 26th: The Role of Electric Vehicles

      Link: http://www.sutp.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1976


      Ukrainian version of the module "Transport and Climate Change" is now available

      GTZ announces the release of the Ukrainian version of the module "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.

      The module draws on the existing GTZ-sourcebook on sustainable urban transport and thus offers both a comprehensive overview and a thematic entry point to the whole world of sustainable transport. To ease access to more detailed information, the module includes many references to the other sourcebook modules. The authors, Holger Dalkmann and Charlotte Brannigan, work at the Centre for Sustainability (C4S) at the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL), UK. The module has been translated to Ukrainian Language in the context of the project “Climate-friendly Mobility in Ukrainian Cities”. The project is financed by the German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety in the context of the International Climate Protection Initiative.



      GTZ MD shares his vision on sustainable transportation

      The internet platform Comment: Vision - a joint website of the TV station “Euronews”, the Newspaper “European Voice” and SHELL - discussed in March this year the subject “As well as seeking alternative fuels, should we be changing our entire transportation culture?”. A variety of experts gave statements to this key question of transport policy, among them was also GTZ’s managing director Hans-Joachim Preuß. He concluded that “we need a paradigm shift!. . . changing the transportation culture is key for sustainable development and prevention of dangerous climate change”.



      Sustainable transport pioneers to speak at Velo-City Global, 2010

      Velo-City Global, 2010, to be held from 22-25 June at Copenhagen in Denmark, aims to bring together cycling experts, city planners, decision makers, NGOs and researchers from all over the world to discuss the potential and challenges of cycling. This year this event will exhibit an exciting line-up of speakers which includes Enrique Peñalosa, Jan Gehl, Janette Sadik-Khan and John Whitelegg.



      GTZ Workshop at the Deutsche Welle Media Forum 2010

      The Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum will take place from June 21-23 in Bonn, Germany. The forum is to develop strategies within an interdisciplinary framework regarding the challenges of climate change. GTZ is attending the Forum and organizing the Workshop “Beyond clean congestion? – Pathways for Sustainable Mobility” on Tuesday June 22nd at 11:30. In this workshop the contribution of transport to global carbon emissions is highlighted and the problem of oil dependency of the transport sector for the next 20 years is pointed out. Smart urban planning and investments in low carbon modes will be presented as a strategy towards sustainable development, and solutions offering potential to reduce green house emissions and foster economic development will be discussed.



      Further Signatories to the Kyoto Declaration on Environmentally Sustainable Transport (EST)

      On March 16, 2010, 10 further Asian cities signed the Kyoto Declaration on Environmentally Sustainable Transport (EST) in Seoul, Korea. One of the cities to sign the Declaration was Solo, which is a partner in the GTZ implemented Project “Sustainable Urban Transport Improvements Project (SUTIP) in Indonesia”, financed by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.

      Link: http://www.sutp.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1934


      New Project Flyer of the Bridging the Gap Initiative

      The Initiative "Bridging the Gap: Pathways for Transport in a Post 2012 Process" has updated its project flyer. The flyer is available in English and in Chinese. The Bridging the Gap Initiative works actively towards integrating transport into the current climate negotiations through five organizations with strong international expertise in sustainable transport and climate change, namely - GTZ, TRL, Veolia Transport, ITDP, and UITP.



      GTZ participates in the UN forum on Urban Transport in Seoul, S.Korea

      The UN Forum on Climate Change Mitigation, Fuel Efficiency and Sustainable Development of Urban Transport met from 16-17 March 2010, in Seoul, Republic of Korea, in preparation for the 18th session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD). The Forum included discussions on topic like enhancing public transport to curb greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, public private partnerships, financing public transport in developing countries, etc.

      Link: http://www.sutp.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1933


      Launch of Public Urban Transport Project in Danang, Vietnam

      The "Developing Danang - Environmental City" project was launched jointly by GTZ and the Danang city government on 3rd March 2010 in Danang city. Within this project there is a component to support the introduction of a bus based public transport system in the city.



      ****** Publications *****

      Sustainable Urban Transport:
      A Sourcebook for Policy-makers in South Asian Cities Volume 3

      GTZ has released the print version of its flagship publication "Sourcebook on Sustainable Transport" adapted for the South Asian audience. This version of the publication is third in series of the volumes on "A Sourcebook for Policy-makers in South Asian Cites", and has 5 modules. The previously released two volumes have 12 modules, thus totalling to now 17 modules (of 27 modules) in print form. The foreword for the 250 page Volume 3 has been written by Dr. M. Ramachandran, Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, and the preface is contributed by Prof. H.M. Shivanand Swamy, CEPT University, Ahmedabad.

      Link: http://www.sutp.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1987


      Overview of public transport in Sub-Saharan Africa

      “Overview of public transport in Sub-Saharan Africa”, is a study that has been carried out for the Directorate-General for Research in the European Commission with support of UITP and UATP. The study provides an overview of public transport in Sub-Saharan African countries, including historical background information, an overview of public transport regulations at federal and local level as well as a snapshot on public transport operators and different modes of public transport.



      Are vehicle reduction targets justified?

      Todd Litman of the Victoria Transport Policy Institute (VTPI) has released a report on Vehicle Travel Reduction Targets. This report investigates whether transportation policies should include targets to reduce vehicle travel and encourage use of alternative modes, better known as mobility management objectives. Mr. Litman is also the author of the GTZ Sourcebook module "2b: Mobility Management".

      Link: http://www.sutp.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1922


      U.S. Parking Policies: An Overview of Management Strategies

      ITDP’s recent publication titled “U.S. Parking Policies: An Overview of Management Strategies”, identifies core sustainable parking principles and illustrates how smarter parking management can benefit consumers and businesses in terms of time and money savings, while also leading to more livable and attractive communities.

      Link: http://www.itdp.org/documents/ITDP_US_Parking_Report.pdf


      Vietnamese-German Transport Research Centre Symposium 2010

      The Vietnamese-German University (VGU) is a joint project between Vietnam and Germany with the goal to set up a research-orientated university in Vietnam. It had its official opening celebrations in September 2008 in Ho Chi Minh City. Under the framework of VGU the Technische Universität Darmstadt (TUD), Germany, and the University of Transport and Communications (UTC), Vietnam, decided to continue and to strengthen their existing cooperation and to establish a Transport Research Centre in Vietnam.

      Link: http://www.sutp.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1977


      Outline schedule of the 18th CSD published

      The "organisation of work" of the two-week long 18th session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD), to be held in New York in May, has now been published.

      Link: http://www.transport2012.org/


      UITP released a new CD on IT solutions for public transport from the Proceedings of IT-TRANS 2010

      Link: http://www.uitp.org/publications/index2.cfm?id=3


      *** New addition to the SUTP India team ***

      SUTP welcomes its newest team member, Chhavi Dhingra Deb. A civil and transportation engineer, Chhavi has almost 5 years of research experience on issues like transport access, energy and emissions, policy, institutions and public transport improvement. She can be reached at Chhavi.Dhingra@...



      ****** Upcoming Events ******

      03.05.2010 New York, USA: Committee on Sustainable Development

      05.05.2010 Graz, AT: European Conference on Mobility Management

      25.05.2010 Lisbon, PT: 16th IRF World Road Meeting

      26.05.2010 Leipzig, DE: International Transport Forum 2010

      28.05.2010 Bonn, DE: Resilient Cities 2010

      30.05.2010 Jerusalem, IL :Conference o Safety and Mobility of Vulnerable Road Users

      02.06.2010 Hong Kong, CN: TRANSED 2010

      04.06.2010 Bonn, DE: UNFCC Side Event Bridging the Gap

      07.06.2010 Brussels, BE: Transport Research Arena 2010

      08.06.2010 Bonn, DE: Bridging the Gap Workshop

      14.06.2010 Boston, USA: Bus Rapid Transit World USA

      22.06.2010 Copenhagen, DE: Velo-City 2010

      28.06.2010 York, U.K: Towards Car-free Cities

      28.06.2010 Singapore: World Cities Summit 2010

      30.06.2010 Singapore, World Urban Transport Leaders’ Summit

      04.07.2010 Stuttgart,DE:, Cities for Mobility World Congress 2010


      A PDF version of this newsletter can be downloaded at http://www.sutp.org/documents/newsletters/NL-MAR-APR-2010.pdf

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