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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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
Sustainable Development, Economy and Democracy: Master Class
Street Mix：Design your own street – http://goo.gl/4vQ4P1
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Bio: Educated as an international development economist, Eric Britton is an American political scientist, teacher and sustainability activist who has worked on missions and advisory assignments on all continents. 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, civil society and sustainable development. Founding editor of World Streets: The Politics of Transport in Cities | See Britton online at https://goo.gl/9CJXTh and @ericbritton