Watching Brief reference tags

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This Watching Brief for Sustainable Penang already contains several hundred articles, charts and references in support of the uphill battle for a sustainable city served by an equitable and efficient  sustainable mobility system,  and is being added to steadily. Understandably we need to find ways to make this mass of materials more efficiently available to our readers.

In the not too recent past, librarians developed a coding system so that the public can find a quick way to put their fingers on the sources they are looking for. Until recently, the most popular means for doing this is the famous Dewey Decimal System. But the age of the internet offers other possibilities.

To this end most of the postings that appear in these pages are “tagged” for your convenience, that is marked with a keyword indicator that is intended to make it easier for you to find references that may be of use to you. Tags provide a useful way to group related posts together and to quickly tell readers what a post is about. The tags in each case appear just under the date and to the left of the title of the article.

Here you have the 32 main tags used to date. If you click each you will be taken to the articles and references under that heading.

  1. 2013
  2. 2014
  3. 2015
  4. Action proposals
  5. Behavior
  6. Car Free
  7. Challenge
  8. City cycling
  9. Civil Society
  10. Clues
  11. Commentary
  12. Editorial
  13. Event
  14. Governance
  15. Land use
  16. Letters
  17. Media
  18. Mission
  19. Mode
  20. Op-Ed
  21. Parking
  22. Performance
  23. Public transport
  24. Report
  25. Service
  26. Strategies
  27. Tools
  28. Vision
  29. Vulnerable populations
  30. Women
  31. World Streets
  32. World Transport Journal

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About the editor:

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 and @ericbritton

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