Welcome to the Sustainable Urban Transport Project (SUTP)
Jointly organized by the Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDB) and the GIZ programme “Cooperation with Arab Donors” (CAD) MENA and the project “Transport Policy Advisory Services” the Regional Training on Sustainable Transport, Bus Improvement and BRT in Amman/Jordan attracted 30 representatives from 9 different countries of the MENA region. The training was from the 2nd to the 3rd of December 2013.
The participants included various governmental ministries and departments, international organizations and academic institutions from Jordan, Tunisia, Iraq, Egypt, Lebanon, Yemen, Morocco, Palestine and Saudi Arabia.
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific hosted the Regional Expert Group Meeting on Policy Options for Sustainable Transport Development on 27-29 Nov 2013 in Incheon, Republic of Korea. Government representatives and transport experts from about 20 countries and non-governmental organizations participated in the event. GIZ contributed with two inputs in the sessions on sustainable urban tansport and sustainable ports. For the former, the focus was on the combination of smart land-use and transport planning showcased by the car-free/car-reduced housing areas in Tübingen and Freiburg, Germany. Comprehensive overviews on these schemes have been published by GIZ-SUTP and are available for download here and here. The second presentation introduced the project Sustainable Port Development in the ASEAN region (www.sustainableport.org), implemented by GIZ on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The event concluded with a study tour to the Ansan Traffic Control Center, the Seoul-Hannam “BRT light” bus line, and a pedestrian and recreational area in downtown Seoul, which had been established by tearing down an elevanted inner-urban highway (see also the related SUTP case study)