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Trained as a development economist, Eric Britton is MD of EcoPlan International, an independent advisory network providing strategic counsel for government and business on policy and decision issues involving complex systems, social-technical change and sustainable development. His work focuses on the target of equity, economy and efficiency in city transport, and helping governments to ask the right questions and from this starting point to find and implement practical solutions to climate, mobility, public space and job creation challenges. He is currently working with an expert group of international colleagues on a book for publication in mid 2015, “Toward a General Theory of Sustainable Transport in Cities” which is being presented, discussed and critiqued in a series of journal articles, university sessions, international conferences, workshops, media events and city dialogues over 2014.(For additional background click to http://wp.me/PsKUY-2p7)

World Streets This Week: Edition of 2 May 2011 (via World Streets (Time out while we regroup))

– – – > Click here to download Weekly Edition of 2 May 2011  Another busy week on World Streets, with contributions coming in from the StreetFilms media group in  New York on parking strategies, on city cycling and empowerment … Continue reading

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Kaohsiung 2010 Papers: Employer Share/Transport

Kaohsiung 2010 Papers: Employer Share/Transport. via Kaohsiung 2010 Papers: Employer Share/Transport.

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Gender, Economic Integration and Cross-Border Infrastructure Development (via World Streets / Open Edition)

We do not often provide coverage of conferences and their output, however World Streets is strongly  committed to the concept of taking women's needs as the prime target, the defining metric of transport policy and practice in cities and in … Continue reading

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Should public transport be free? Join in/Stay tuned. (via World Streets / Open Edition)

World Streets is pleased to announce publication in the weeks ahead of  a series of articles and other media to investigate this idea in-depth in these pages.  We would ask our readers to bear in mind that there is a … Continue reading

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Why Africa Streets is necessary

One billion needy people. Here is a map showing the locations of the last eighty readers who checked into World Streets this morning. It is typical of what we see day after day in this  collaborative international forum.  Hmm. Where … Continue reading

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Velo-City Global 2010 Conference opens in Copenhagen (via World Streets / Open Edition)

From Morten Lange, Reykjavík on his way to VeloCity 2010. Tomorrow, Tuesday 22 June, the 2010 Velo-City Global Conference opens in Copenhagen, and will last for 4 days. I can warmly recommend taking a look at the program and abstracts … Continue reading

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Africa Streets Mission (draft for comment)

The mission of Africa Streets is to create an open public platform in support of sustainable transport and sustainable and fair communities across this great and needy continent.

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Knoogle Key Sources, Links and Blogs

- – – > Click here to search all Key Sources, Links and Blogs KNOOGLE: Use it like Google, but . . . the great advantage over the usual Google search is that (a) it is much more compact and … Continue reading

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“The First Step in the New Mobility Agenda is . . . not to take that step at all” (via World Streets)

(Test run to show how this can work) Editorial: Transportation vs. Access vs. (New) Mobility: This troubling triad has been around for a long time and continues to haunt many of us to this day. Even here at World Streets … Continue reading

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In the slums of Nairobi: What do you do when you are losing a war? (via World Streets)

If it is your assumption that we are at present losing the war for sustainable transport and sustainable lives — and that is very definitely our position here at World Streets — and if it is your firm intention not … Continue reading

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