Sustainable urban transport is essential for the sustainability of cities as a whole. To achieve this? understanding the main reasons for poor urban transport systems is essential. An important next step is working out a process for implementing sustainable transport systems in Asian cities.
In here presentation, Sophie Punte will discuss the mutually reinforcing factors contributing to unsustainable transport systems in Asian cities which are:
- Absence of a city development strategy
- Unsustainable transport policies driven by meeting demand by creating additional infrastructures
- Ineffective transport planning by the experts, thus disenfranchising users, residents and other stakeholders
- Little implementation due to a disconnect between plans and available budgets
- Little data about the success or failure of implementation in achieving policy goals
- Governance problems where politics won over technocratic advice.
She will then discuss this proposed framework for achieving sustainable urban transport in Asian cities.
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Sophie Punte, Executive Director, Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities (CAI-Asia) Cities
- Monday, 25 January 2010
- 5.15 p.m. - 6.30 p.m.
Seminar Room 3-1
Level 3, Manasseh Meyer
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
469C Bukit Timah Road