ADELAIDE, PENANG, FORTY YEARS LATER

In 1979 we carried out a strategic policy study with the Director General of Transport of South Australia, under the title”Adelaide into the Eighties: Strategies and Directions for Transport Policy. Here you have a copy of the cover of the final report written back in 1980, but in which you will surely see many parallels to the present situation in Penang.

Adelade into te Eighties

For now let us simply draw you attention to the fifty or so words that we selected from the full report to provide for the curious reader a kind of first mental map of what our approach was all about.

If we think about it for a moment, it might almost be a title page for the 2016 Sustainable Penang Transport Master Plan, that we think is still so much needed in Penang today.

The Adelaide report, and an Executive Summary, will be posted here in the coming week.

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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 https://goo.gl/9CJXTh and @ericbritton

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