Draft introduction: Welcome to a collaborative thinking exercise inviting any and all who may have some questions about the focus, the vision and in the end the quality of future mobility services as being proposed and aggressively pushed by the state government of Penang. The central instrument for this group investigative process is a group of poster illustrations which combine simple images and a few telling words in order test our understanding of the Penang Transport Master Plan — all this as prepared for the recent Gertak Sanggul Art Festival by Kin Yin and a group of young collaborators (who will be identified shortly in the final section of this first presentation).
This young team has set out to challenge our understanding of the PTMP (not an easy task), setting out the broad lines of the government program while at the same time asking some hard questions which need to be considered before any final commitments are made.
Your comments, reactions, questions?
You are invited to share your thoughts and questions on what you see here either (a) as a Comment, (b) alternatively via the supporting Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SustainablePenang/, or (c) if you are participating in our great and rambling citizen WhatsApp conversation at https://web.whatsapp.com/, and from there either to the Sustainable Penang session, with copy if possible to me at +336 5088 0787. (The various illustrations are accompanied by section numbers, which may help you organize your comments, clarifications, questions, challenges.)
Now let’s have a look at what the recent Gertak Sanggul Art Festival team have prepared to challenge our minds. Off we go!
1. What is the original PTMP Master Plan
2. What was the original PTMP Timeline
3. Comparison between Original (Halcrow and New SRS Plan
4. The way to improving the present two-part Master Plan
5. But is this the PTMP that Penang needs?
6. Is it serving the needy?
7. Imbalanced service proposals
8. Projection problems
9. And more projection problems
10. Incomplete briefing documentation and discussion
11. Missing ecosystem issues
12. Unasked and unanswered questions
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Team behind the project:
The following information is incomplete and needs to be better organised. As soon as we have feedback from the team we will edit and expand here as they wish;
- Eng Bok – Oh My Penang! artist group leader & Gertak Sanggul Art Festival main organiser
- Queen – Oh My Penang! artist group spokesperson:
- Yong Kin Yin – PTMP banner designer:
- Bo Juan – Urban Sketchers group leader
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Additional background/references on this wide open collaborative project.
Key documents and libraries
– – > Master Plan Strategy (2012)
– – > Institutional recommendations
– – > Brainstorming Report (2013)
– – > SRS APTMP (2016)
– – > Useful References
– – > S/P Shared Library
– – > S/P Open House Archives
Supporting Social Media
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About the editor:
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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. Currently working on an open collaborative project, “BETTER CHOICES: Bringing Sustainable Transportation to Smaller Asian Cities” . More at: http://wp.me/PsKUY-2p7 * This article is published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 licence.