SUTP newsletter Jan-March 2006
- Sustainable Urban Transport Project (GTZ SUTP) update
January March 2006
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*****Project related News*****
* Upcoming: Carfree Development module Spanish translation
Lloyd Wrights Carfree Development module (3e) will be published in Spanish
by April 20th, and will be available in www.sutp.org for free download
* Chinese translation of 20 sourcebook modules
The first 20 modules of the Sourcebook developed by GTZ have been translated
into Chinese. Click http://www.sutp.org/sbchin.htm for more information and
to download the overview
* GTZ participation during CITYNET KLRTC course
CITYNET developed its KLRTC Training Course 8: SUSTAINABLE URBAN TRANSPORT
IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC REGION during 26 March 2006 - 1 April 2006 in Kuala
Lumpur, Malaysia. Manfred Breithaupt from GTZ gave a talk during the first
day about Sustainable transport and Fiscal Policies for Mobility Management.
* GTZ participation during SSATP workshop in Addis
The Sub-Saharan African Transport Program (SSATP) from the World Bank
delivered the workshop on Addressing the Mobility and Transport Needs of
the Urban and Rural Poor in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, March 21 23, 2006 in
collaboration with GTZ, UITP and IFRTD. Armin Wagner from GTZ gave a
presentation on Planning and training approaches on NMT/mass transport
planning. The presentation is available here:
*Vientiane support to GEF MSP proposal
The GTZ SUTP project, along with other parties, is supporting Vientiane
Municipality in developing a proposal for their Vientiane Sustainable
Transport Initiative, which will include a BRT system, cycleways,
pedestrianisation, TDM measures and pedicab development.
* GTZ support to Sibiu, Romania
GTZ has given technical suport to Sibiu in Romania, towards the
implementation of TDM measures and parking management strategies to improve
their transport situation. Reports and details are available directly from
*GTZ SUTP support to Montevideo
As part of the Montevideo event on Sustainable transport and Bus Rapid
Transit Planning, GTZ SUTP will deliver a training course in May 2-4, 2006
in this city with participants from the municipality and other related
parties, among other assistants from various cities in Latin America. This
will hopefully develop into a strong cooperation with the city in terms of
* Revised Public Awareness Raising module
The GTZ SUTP has published a revised 40-page module on Public Awareness
Raising in Sustainable Transport (module 1e, 3.8 MB) by Carlos F. Pardo. It
has expanded on some of the issues that were developed in the initial
document, and has included information on diagnostic tools, levels of
awareness of the population, types of information that can be given to the
target groups and complementing other chapters. This module will be
complemented in May 2006 by a Training Course document on the same topic, as
well as a live training course in Sao Paulo (July, 2006). The module will
also be translated into Spanish by June 2006. It can be downloaded here.
* Document on Traffic Safety impacts
Todd Litman and Steven Fitzroy from VTPI and Fitzroy and Associates have
published a paper on the evaluation of mobility management traffic safety
impacts. It can be downloaded here. http://www.vtpi.org/safetrav.pdf
* Presentation on outreach tools
Carlos F. Pardo has given a presentation during the WRI hosted event on
sustainable transport during January 26-27, 2006 in Washington. The
presentation is available here (PDF, 3MB)
http://www.sutp.org/docs/OUTREACH_WASHINGTON_%20PARDO.pdf . Complete
information on the event is available here.
* Article on BRT's in Latin America
Gerhard Menckhoff has developed an interesting paper on BRT systems in Latin
America, with an analysis of their main characteristics, pros and cons. It
is available from download here.
* GTZ article on energy and transport
Dirk Aßman from GTZ and Niklas Sieber have published an academic paper
entitled "Transport in Developing Countries: Renewable Energy vs. Energy
Reduction" on the Transport Reviews Journal of November 2005. Full text
article is available from here.
* GTZ document on transport and Millennium Development Goals
GTZ has published a document on The contributions from the Transport Sector
to the Millennium Development Goals, called "Why Transport Matters". It
ellaborates the nature of transport both as a complement to other sectors,
and as a stimulant for economic growth and poverty reduction in its own
right. It can be downloaded clicking here.
* Portuguese version of SUTP website- Tradução completa para o Português
Our website has been kindly translated by Transporte Ativo members (Ze Lobo,
João Guilherme and Denir Miranda) into Portuguese language. Please click
here to access this version. http://www.sutp.org/PT/PTindex.htm
* SUTP expands to Latin America and the Caribbean
To complement its English/Asia The GTZ SUTP project has started its Latin
America & the Caribbean/Spanish chapter based in Bogotá, Colombia. Most
sourcebook modules have been translated to Spanish, and the webpage has
already started a translation effort finalised in 2005. It is now available
in www.sutp.org/esp/espindex.htm. Also, the new chapter can be contacted
through an email to sutplac@... .
************EVENTS (call for abstracts first, then chronological order)****
* Call for abstracts: 11th World Conference on Transport Research
The World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTRS) announces that
the 11th World Conference will be held June 24-28, 2007, in Berkeley,
California. The University of California will serve as host.
For the 2007 Conference, the Local Organizing Committee is working closely
with WCTRS officers and the WCTRS Scientific Committee to put together a
memorable event. The five day conference will include plenary and concurrent
sessions, field trips, and special events. Participants may give papers,
organize sessions, or simply attend and participate in discussions.
Abstracts Due: 28 April 2006
Notification of acceptance: 02 June 2006
Papers Due: 01 December 2006
* Central Biofuels Conference & Expo II
Learn and network with worldwide experts and professionals on ethanol,
biodiesel, biomass and biotechnology.
Dates: 21st - 23rd March, 2006
Venue: Panama City, Panama
Web site: www.biofuelsconferences.com
* Citeair Workshop
Dates: 31st March, 2006
Venue: Brussels, Belgium
* JEDDAH INTERNATIONAL URBAN FORUM & EXHIBITION
Urbanism and Sustainability in A Changing World
Dates: 16th-20th April, 2006
Venue: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
* Intelligent Transport Systems: Design and Safety
The European Network of Excellence HUMANIST organizes a training seminar on
Intelligent Transport Systems: Design and Safety. Eight lecturers from
European research centres will share their knowledge on safety and animate
discussions on this important topic. The programme consists of lectures and
practical exercices, performed in small groups.
Dates: 09th - 10th May, 2006
Venue: Prague, Czech Republic
Web site: www.noehumanist.org/
* Mayors' Asia-Pacific Environmental Summit
Since 1999, the Mayors` Asia Pacific Environmental Summit (MAPES) has
provided a unique forum for mayors and other local government officials in
the region to promote sustainable development in their cities, share
information and best practices, and build partnerships with business, donor
organizations, and NGOs.
Dates and venue: 09th - 12th May, 2006, Melbourne, Australia, concurrent
with Australia's largest environmental and trade show, ENVIRO 2006
Web site: www.environmentalsummit.com
* European Conference on Mobility Management (ECOMM) 2006
The Subject will be treated in four streams:
Co-operation in mobility management on a regiional scale
Accessibility of urban areas
Attractiveness of cities
Public participation and solutions for target groups
Dates: 10th - 12th May, 2006
Deadline for abstracts submission: 2nd January, 2006 Email: ecomm2006@...
Venue: Groningen, The Netherlands
Web site: http://www.ecomm2006.nl/
* 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)
Web site: http://www.uitp.com/project/training/2005/copenhagen/
* European Workshop on Infomobility and Flexible Transport Services
The Regione Toscana, ATAF, the Public Transport Company of the Florence
Metropolitan Area, and the AGATA project part-financed by the European
Programme INTERREG IIIB MEDOCC are organizing a workshop "Infomobility and
Flexible Transport Services: towards e-governance and sustainability in
European cities" in collaboration with ENEA (Italian National Agency for New
Technologies, Energy and the Environment) and the INTERREG IIIC SUNRISE,
TRANSURBAN and MASCARA European projects.
More than 30 speakers coming from different National and European areas,
will present some significant experiences of mobility governance and ICT
application to the overall transport chain. The workshop will affront the
related institutional and normative aspects and the role of public transport
and flexible services in the overall area of citizen info-mobility. The
initiatives undertaken at national and European level will be also
Dates and venue: 25th - 26th May, 2006
Venue: Florence, Italy
Contact: Jessica Huntingford
Tel +39 055 4382432 - Fax +39 055 4382426
* 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.
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/
* Eastern Biofuels Conference & Expo II
Learn and network with worldwide experts and professionals on ethanol,
biodiesel, biomass and biotechnology.
Dates: 30th May - 1st June, 2006
Venue: Budapest, Hungary
Web site: www.biofuelsconferences.com
* CODATU XII, Lyon.
Date and Venue: 5th - 7th July, 2006, Lyon
Web site: http://www.codatu.org
* Biannual Conference and Exhibit of the Clean Air Initiative for Latin
American Cities on Sustainable Transport: Linkages to Mitigate Climate
Change and Improve Air Quality
The conference will also have three training courses from SUTP on Public
Awareness, Bus Rapid Transit and Non motorised transport before, during and
after the event. GTZ will also contribute to the conference by moderating
sessions and delivering presentations.
Date and Venue: July 24th -27th 2006 -- Sao Paulo, Brazil
Web site: http://www.cleanairnet.org/lac_en/1415/article-70393.html
* 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
Web site: http://term.kuciv.kyoto-u.ac.jp/iatbr06/
* European Transport Conference 2006
The European Transport Conference (ETC) is viewed as the key sector event.
It brings together speakers and delegates to form a "who's who" of transport
policy and innovation from across Europe.
Dates: 18th - 20th September, 2006
Deadline for abstracts submission: 31st January, 2006
Venue: Strasbourg, France
Web site: http://abstracts.etcproceedings.org/
* Better Air Quality 2006
The 5th Better Air Quality (BAQ) workshop will be held in the third week of
September in the historic city of Yogyakarta in Central Java, Indonesia. The
theme of BAQ 2006 is called a "Celebration of Efforts" to highlight the
success stories that Asian countries, cities and communities have achieved
over the last years in addressing air pollution while at the same time
highlighting the efforts that are still ahead in improving air quality in
Asia. A number of GTZ contributions are foreseen in this event, including
workshops and training courses.
Web site: www.baq2006.org
Venue: Sheraton Mustika Hotel, Indonesia
Date: September 13-15 September 2006
* 3rd International Symposium NETWORKS for MOBILITY 2006
Date & Venue: 05th-06th October, 2006, Stuttgart.
Web site: http://www.uni-stuttgart.de/fovus/index_en.htm
* Segundo Congreso Internacional de Transporte Sustentable
The Embarque-led Centro de Transporte Sustentable (CTS) from México will
co-organize an event together with GTZ SUTP LAC on October 16-18, 2006, on
sustainable Transport. More info will be delivered through this website, or
can be seen in http://www.cts-ceiba.org/congreso2/ (Spanish website)
* Velo-city 2007 in Munich
The goal of Velo-city 2007 in Munich is to create an international
communication platform for decision makers in the economic, political and
administrative arena for the successful promotion of bicycle transport in
daily and leisure travel. Simultaneously, we want to reach out to the
cyclists, the citizens of the City of Munich.
Date & Venue: 12th-15th June, 2007, Gastelg Convention Centre.
Web site: www.velo-city2007.com