Moldova Challenge Dialogues: Getting around here

fb moldova - black board


We try to make this site a friendly and efficient way to get around in what is already a considerable body of materials and tools, and which will only continue to grow as the program moves ahead. Here is what we have done.

The keys to getting efficiently into the growing content of this site are basically two: (a) the top menu and (b) the left working menu. Let’s look at them in order:

Top menu

moldova - website top menu

This is pretty straight-forward. To get to know what the site contains at any point just work your way across the ment left to right, and in a few minutes you should start to get comfortable with the site.

Right menu

Moldova right menu

Once again the entire site opens up as you work your way down the list from top to bottom.

At the top is the icon for signing in. As you do so, you will receive an email, indicating that there is a choice concerning the frequency of updates of new entries and actions on the site. These range from daily, weekly or none, which leaves you to check in rom time to time on your own steam.

The four Search functions (Global, Day, Topic, Archives) are self-explanatory and will no doubt in time be followed by one or two more which allow you to do more efficient sweeps for related entires on the web than a standard Google search.

The section SUPPORTING MEDIA is straightforward, but you may note that we also are developing an open eLibrary of references which are intended to help in the city when it is time to dig deeper.

The RESOURCES section pretty much should explain itself as you click through it. One that you might find useful a reference point is the initial report we prepared for a similar  project in Penang Malaysia, which is not in its third year of continuing dialogues, new services, and some substantial disagreements of what it is that makes u a successful Transport Master Plan. Recommended reading.

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Further down in this menu you will see:

  • Thinking about Moldova – with extracts from latest Facebook postings
  • Ten last postings to site
  • Most consulted postings
  • Recent Comments
  • Latest from World Streets (last 7)
  • Tag cloud

Beta updates

One thing that you may wish to keep in mind is that since this is an early Beta version, it will certainly be expanded and reorganised in the months ahead. But once you have e gotten the swing of it, you will be on top of the new materials and tools yourself.

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About the editor:


Eric Britton
9, rue Gabillot, 69003 Lyon France

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 and @ericbritton

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