Keynote : International Forum on Livable City and Eco-Mobility – Hsinchu, Taiwan. 29 January 2015

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Intersection in the central  OSK  demonstration site

The following PowerPoint slides were created to accompany a fifty minute keynote address by the editor of World Streets to the International Forum on Livable City and Eco-Mobility hosted by the Hsinchu city government in Taiwan on 29 January 2015. (A video of the address to be made shortly available.)

The presentation addresses and comments on the challenges being faced by this recently elected new administration, including in the context of his book in progress “Convergence: General Theory of Transport in Cities “, with discussion as well of sections of the recently published book of the Canadian urbanist and writer Charles Montgomery, “Happy City: Transforming Our Lives through Urban Design”.

In addition to looking at the mobility challenges facing the new government from an overall integrated state-of-the-art policy perspective, with special attention to the importance of integrating transportation and land use planning and urban design, the speaker spent some time commenting on the proposed One Square Kilometer (OSK) Walkable City demonstration project which the new administration is considering.

The other speakers and audience were all Taiwanese, and the main language of the forum was Chinese, with simultaneous translation to English.

The speaker has written up his final overall conclusions and recommendations for the January Taiwan Mission for Peer Review and commentary in a second document now available at http://wp.me/p1fsqb-1ua

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Some references

Hsinchu : A brief introduction – http://goo.gl/ydQGe0 

World Streets: The Politics of Transport in Cities – http://worldstreets.wordpress.com

EPOMM –  European Platform on Mobility Managemen – http://epomm.eu/index.php?id=2591

Happy City: Transforming Our Lives through Urban Design – http://wp.me/psKUY-3RH

Taiwan 2015 Mission Results (For Peer Review) – http://wp.me/p1fsqb-1ua

Sustainable Development, Economy and Democracy: Master Class

KNOOGLE: A “knowledge browser” aimed at sustainable transport and sustainable cities – http://wp.me/psKUY-3RX

Street MixDesign your own street  – http://goo.gl/4vQ4P1

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Eric Britton
9, rue Gabillot, 69003 Lyon France

Bio: 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. More at: http://wp.me/PsKUY-2p7

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