Author Archives: Eric Britton

About Eric Britton

Trained as a development economist, Eric Britton is a public entrepreneur specializing in the field of sustainability and social justice. Professor of Sustainable Development, Economy and Democracy at the Institut Supérieur de Gestion (Paris), he is also MD of EcoPlan Association, 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. Founding editor of World Streets, his latest work focuses on the subject of equity, economy and efficiency in city transport and public space, and helping governments to ask the right questions and in the process, find practical solutions to urgent climate, mobility, life quality and job creation issues. Currently working on an open collaborative project, “BETTER CHOICES: Bringing Sustainable Transportation to Smaller Asian Cities” . More at: * This article is published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 licence.

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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