Toward a New Mobility Agenda for Chisinau – First announcement

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This project is based on a discussion put forward in the last weeks by Eric Britton, professor of Sustainable Development, Economy and Democracy at the Institut Supérieur de Gestion (Paris),  in exchanges with colleagues at the Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC), who agreed to look more closely into this as an eventual collaborative project, and to get things moving  who took contact with the Solved program as an eventual third partner. This note briefly introduces the project and the first two talking partners: The Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe and the Solved Collaborative. We are actively searching groups and individuals who are interested in following and, better yet, in collaborating with and improving this ambitious international team project.

Getting started

This announcement is a rough first draft.  Apologies, but we  wanted to get the news out for eventual collaborators.  More and better will follow. In the meantime, you are invited to get in touch for the latest on the project:  

Objective: To advance the sustainable transport agenda via a collaborative international project in Europe’s poorest country. A high profile New Mobility Agenda pilot project is forming up in the hope of servg the fast-congesting capital city of Chisinau. Plan is to make a strategic, timely and low cost contribution (Better.. Faster. Chepaer) that would not only be a life enhancer for Moldova’s capital city– applying all the lessons so painfully learned in the “West” over the last half century — and in the process show the way for other cities in Eastern Europe and indeed elsewhere in the world who are in need of a new model.

Once the road map is in shape and the first phase project gets underway, it is our hope that the unique learning experience and best practices could be further adapted and utilised in many other cities in the region also suffering from serious mobility and life quality challenges. Bilateral aid programs and various bits of the EU and UN family to be contacted in the next steps as the project takes shape.

Moldovia Chisinau morning traffic

Chisinau morning traffic. A day like any other

The Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC))

The Regional Environmental Center is an international Organisation with a mission to assist in addressing environmental issues. REC fulfils this mission by promoting cooperation among governments, non-governmental organizations, businesses and other environmental stakeholders, and by supporting the free exchange of information and public participation in environmental decision making.

The REC was established in 1990 by the United States, the European Commission and Hungary. Today, the REC is legally based on a charter with over 30 signatories. The Organisation relies on a network of offices and experts in Central and Eastern Europe and beyond. Its head office is located in Szentendre, Hungary. The REC actively participates in key global, regional and local processes and contributes to environmental and sustainability solutions within and beyond its country office network, transferring transitional knowledge and experience to countries and regions.

Recent donors are the European Commission, the European Economic Area (EEA) Financial Mechanism (Norway, Iceland Liechtenstein), the United Nations, the governments of Albania, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Serbia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States, as well as other international organizations, banks and businesses.

Contact: Csaba Mezei Mr, Project manager, Expert (Smart Cities and Mobility)
Regional Environmental Center Ady Endre ut 9-11 • 2000 Szentendre • Hungary
w.  t.  +36 26 504 046  m  +36 20 362 5387  skype: mezeicsaba

About Solved

Solved is a collaborative Cleantech advisory service and expert collaboration platform. Solved tackles the world’s environmental challenges in an amazing way, and lets you easily cooperate with the best Cleantech experts. Solved brings together the leading experts, environmental challenges and new ways of working in order to cocreate appealing solutions to complex problems. Solved was launched as a Cleantech Finland’s online service in 2012, and established as a separate company in May 2013.

Solved’s online expert community is expanding rapidly and currently consists of a bright team with up to 700 experts from 250 organizations in 50 countries. In dozens and dozens of projects, outstanding experts have solved together environmental, energy and industrial challenges and, for instance, cocreated sustainable ski resorts and smart cities. Solved has offices in Helsinki, Bratislava and Oulu.

Contact: Radoslav Mizera. Vice President, R&D Manager
Solved – The Cleantech Company Ltd.
Pribišova 33, 841 05 Bratislava M. +421 948 273327


Cycling in Cosnita Moldova

Cycling in Cosnita Moldova

 Toward a New Mobility Agenda for Moldova

The following diagram offers a rough first summary of the choices and approach to be adapted for this project. Stay tuned here for more as the project firms up.

Paul Barter graphic on auto dependent vs New transit cities.

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Eric Britton
13, rue Pasteur. Courbevoie 92400 France

Bio: Founding editor of World Streets (1988), Eric Britton is an American political scientist, teacher, occasional consultant, and sustainability activist who has observed, learned, taught and worked on missions and advisory assignments on all continents. In the autumn of 2019, he committed his remaining life work to the challenges of aggressively countering climate change and specifically greenhouse gas emissions emanating from the mobility sector. He is not worried about running out of work. Further background and updates: @ericbritton | | #fekbritton | | and | Contact: | +336 508 80787 (Also WhatApp) | Skype: newmobility.)

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