MISSING REPORTS: SRS “GAME-CHANGER FOR PENANG”. RFP Vol. 1 of 3 now available

We are glad to bring you the first volume of the full set of reports that constitute the winning SRS “GAME-CHANGER FOR PENANG” proposal in response to the state government’s RFP for the “South Reclamation Scheme” (well-chosen word).

These reports have not been shared by the winning consultant or state government with the people of Penang, though they have been requested on numerous occasions and constitute essential reading if the public is to understand the proposed and greatly revised plan that came out of this successful RFP and indeed “Game Changer”.

 

The need for broad and open cooperation with the public has been the object of a recent independent report  issued by the  MIT-UTM Malaysia Sustainable Cities Program under the title “Whose Opinion Matters? Lessons from a stakeholder engagement process for Penang, Malaysia”, which heavily criticizes the failure of the state government and their consultants to cooperate fully with the public in many aspects of the proposed Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP).

For this reason, we are pleased to cooperate with individuals and groups who have access to and are willing to share these key reports with the voting public, here and in the Sustainable Penang Citizens Library that you will find at https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B41h-Am2TpUHYUduektLR0JkeTQ.        Email: penang@ecoplan.org

* Volume 1 can be accessed directly via https://goo.gl/fn2R83

The remaining volumes of the SRS RFP will be made available next week as soon as they are processed.

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Eric Britton
9, rue Gabillot, 69003 Lyon France

Bio: Britton is an American political scientist and sustainability activist who has lived and worked in Paris since 1969. 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 book, "BETTER CHOICES: Bringing Sustainable Transport to Your City" focuses on the subject of environment, equity, economy and efficiency in city transport and public space, and helping governments to ask the right questions. A pre-publication edition of Better Choices is currently undergoing an international peer review during Sept.- Oct. 2017, with the goal of publication in English and Chinese editions by end-year. If you wish to participate drop a line to BetterChoices@ecoplan.org .

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