How can you improve a city’s urban mobility plan in Brazil, as the Federal government is pushing the agenda of its 2015 Growth Acceleration Program (also known as the “Programa de Aceleração do Crescimento,” or PAC) goals? This question was at the center of the seminar attended by EMBARQ Brazil May 2-3, 2013 in Pelotas, Brazil.
The objective of this May 2013 report, authored by EMBARQ India Urban Transport Project Manager Akshay Mani, is to present an Intermediate Public Transport (IPT) policy for the city of Chennai, which can be applied to other cities in Tamil Nadu, based on applicability of local service conditions.
In an exclusive interview, Jaime Lerner talks about the challenges that public transportation is facing in Brazil and his expectations for the III SIBRT Conference.
The architect and urban planner Jaime Lerner – former Mayor of Curitiba for three terms and former Governor of Paraná for two terms – regards large urban center problems with a unique point of view.
The transport sector is the second largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in Mexico and has witnessed the highest growth rate over the past 10 years. Today over 77% of the Mexican population lives in urban areas that are experiencing growth rates in fossil fuel consumption and in private car ownership.
Essential to the sustainable development of cities, mobility was a central agenda item for the Second Meeting of Municipalities for Sustainable Development, held in Brasilia April 23-25.
The world, and Asia in particular, is heading in the wrong direction
Asia is rapidly urbanizing, creating localized stress on the transport system. In 2011, for the first time in history, more Chinese lived in urban centers than rural areas and a similar trend is underway in India.
On May 2 and 3, transport professionals and representatives from the cities of Leon, Mexico; Santiago, Chile; Bogota, Columbia; and Sao Paulo, Brazil, will convene in Lima, Peru, for the Forum on Integrated Transport Systems in Latin America, organized by the Transitemos Foundation.
div>National governments can play a crucial role in financing and supporting sustainable transport systems that help meet the key challenges of the 21st century. The primary need is to bridge the gap between the supply of international MDB financing and demand from national and local governments for sustainable transport projects.