Sustainable Penang Roadmap

magnifying glassThis website has three main functions: (a) Platform:  to provide an open platform for collaborative communication on the target program; (b) Network:  outreach and linking to extend the number and range of people and organizations interested to follow progress here, and (c) Reference: a reference resource to serve planners, policy makers, NGOs, academics, students, environment and transport user groups, neighborhood organizations and others wishing to follow the SP/NM project over 2013-2016.  The entire site and reference system has been laid out to serve both local partners and readers in Penang and Malaysia, as well as  international readers interested to inform themselves and follow the development of this original and in many ways exemplary three-year project in Penang.

To take them in order (content as per 28 April 2014):

Context:

The top left menu offers the first-time reader a rapid introduction to  and overview of the project, with one-click links to the key documents which relate to background, organization and presentation.

–> Start Here
–> Mission Statement
–> Penang Traffic map
–> Penang Transport News
–> Images: Streets of Penang
–> World Streets on Penang
–> Sponsor: Think City
–> EcoPlan: New Mobility Agenda

Phase 1 Exploration

This next section moving down presents a selection of the key documents developed in the first exploratory work in Penang over the second half of 2013,

* Calendar of Events
* Supporting Documentation
* Web and Media Review
* Final Report: Phase 1
* Transforming Transport in Penang

Phase 2 Implementation

This section will present a certain number of key documents being developed during the 2014 implementation stage.  (Section just about to get underway)

Supporting media

A  clickable listing of the main supporting media, including a section with names and pictures of the hundred-plus participants in the Sustainable Penang Facebook page.

– – > Supporting Facebook Page
– – > Sustainable Penang/Linked-In
– – > Sustainable Penang/Google +
– – > Documentation Centre
– – > Our Shared Library

Moving down the left you will find a selection of key links and organizations, local, national and international, along with information on some related Facebook projects.

Mission Statement

The top right menu has two main functions: After a link which invites readers to sign in to receive regular or weekly summaries — “Click to receive updates” —  you are next presented to  a handful of search engines which are there to help the reader sort through the fast accumulating content of the site by keywords, topics, dates and day.

Postings and Comments

Following that are sections which identify the two dozen latest postings to the site, most read recent postings and reader comments.

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Eric Britton
9, rue Gabillot, 69003 Lyon France

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.

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