Events and Conferences

 

Habitat III, Quito       October 2016

Eurist participated in various Events around the Habitat III Conference

Principal objective was the introduction of the German protestant Development Agency “Bread for the world” into the thematic field and the contact network of international transport development. Apart from that Eurist advised “Bread for the world on possibilities of improving the role of civil society in the field of international transport development, as a field of action for the agency.

On the PPMC (Paris Process on Mobility and Climate) – Transport Day, organised by SLoCaT (Partnership on sustainable low-carbon transport) and MCB (Michelin Challenge Bibendum Community), Eurist appeared as on official partner and was able to integrate important topics and speakers into the programme of the transport day.

A personal participation could be reached in the following panel discussions:

Panel discussion 1:
Tracking the implementation of transport components of the New Urban Agenda

Speaker:
Annegret Zimmermann

In contrast to the widespread "Top-down" approaches in the implementation and evaluation of measures, which are followed by almost all major development organizations and development banks, Ms Zimmermann clarified the importance of informing civil society and making it participate as the user-side. Such a "Bottom-Up approach" must play a more important role in evaluating measures in the future, because it is the only way to determine whether the NUA really reaches the population or just stays a theoretical framework.

After the event the importance of this aspect has been highlighted by the coordinators of the Transport Day and should now be incorporated into the general objectives for implementing the NUA.

Panel discussion 2:
Providing equitable mobility for Africa’s urban future

Speaker:
Bernard Abeiku Arthur

In this discussion, Mr. Bernard Arthur from Accra / Ghana described the problems of the current practice of the implementation of traffic systems in Africa.
It is often the case that complete packages conceived and financed in Western or Asian countries, are implemented one-by-one in Africa without taking local conditions into account. Not infrequently, their funding is based on donor access to Africa's abundant natural resources.

The transport system is thus "a means to an end" for the donor country, while the needs of the actual users are in the background.
In his presentation, Bernard Arthur criticized the fact that efficient participation processes are rarely encountered in Africa's planning world, and urged greater inter-governmental intervention in the implementation processes.

For this, however, tried, tested and recognized mechanisms would have to be available. The need for catching up in this area is great, both in the development of generally accepted methods, as well as in the practical evaluation of existing measures or the planning of future measures.

An academic Hub for Transport planning in leading African Universities could be a first important step!

 

Links:

Habitat III

New Urban Agenda

TUMI

Embarq: Why do we need a Quito Action Agenda

Report Eurist (german)

 

 

 

Eurist organises A Parliamentary Evening on Sustainable Transport in Africa

 

Under the patronage of Andreas Lämmel and Valerie Wilms (members of the Bundestag), and with support from Kurt Bodewig, former German transport minister and UN-NGO expert, EURIST has organised an international high level Expert meeting in the german parliament in Berlin.
Participants discussed opportunities and challenges facing development in the transport sector in Africa, particularly how ideas and concepts from Germany might contribute to sustainability.
Amongst the invitees High level representatives of UN HABITAT, Worldbank) and UATP.

 

Background Paper: Sustainable transport in Africa

 

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Eurist Campus organises Urban Transport Weeks 2015

Get in touch with the international transport community!

Transport is one of the most pressing global issues of the future
The world needs determined and creative professionals, able to understand the scope of the problem
and to envision applicable strategies beyond purely technological innovations.

Sustainable Solutions
Latest trends in Science and Practice
International Job Perspectives

The course held in two 3-Week-Blocks in Spring and Autumn 2015 intended to present the challenge, and to inspire young professionals from multiple disciplines to choose transport as their field of work.
In order to do so we have designed three modules on three main issues of urban transport.

This project was  funded by The "Federal Environmental Agency" UBA

Spring 2015

Module I:     Metropolitan Accessibility 9.3 - 13.3.2015
Module II:    Walking and cycling: 21.9 - 25.9.2015
Module III:   Urban logistics: 28.9 - 02.10.2015

Autumn 2015

Module I:     Metropolitan Accessibility 14.9. -18.9.2015
Module II:    Walking and cycling: 16.3-20.3.2015
Module III:   Urban logistics: 23.3-27.3.2015

 

Location: Technische Universität Hamburg Harburg

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Eurist and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung organize:

International Symposium

"Sustainable Transport in Africa"

Click Picture for PDF-Programm

 

Presentation Downloads:

Dar es Salaam - Bus Rapid Transit - Mr. Cosmas Takule

ITF - Mrs. Alana Dave

KfW - Mr. Gerald Kuehnemund

EIB - Mrs. Heike Ruettgers

UATP - Mr. Zoro Bi Nagone 

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"Walk 21" in Munich

XIV International Conference on Walking and Liveable Communities

11.-13. September

Old Congress Hall and the Mobility & Transport Centre of the Deutsches Museum

More Information

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EcoMobility Congress

1. - 4. September 2013, Suwon, South Korea

More Information

EcoMobility Festival

1. - 30. September 2013, Suwon, South Korea

More Information

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Berlin High Level Dialogue

on implementing Rio +20 Decisions on Sustainable Cities and Transport

19. - 21. June 2013, Gasometer EUREF Campus, Berlin, Germany

EURIST has supported InnoZ, the organizer of the UN High Level Panel in preparing the event and contributed by organizing a speaker , who will present best transport practice from Latin America on the first day of the conference. 

Flyer     Program 

Press release - 18 June

english            deutsch

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Eurist Lectures in six german Universities

May and June 2013

Cycling friendly cities allo over

The revival of cycling in Planning, Policy and practice

Downloads and Schedule

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Evangelischer Kirchentag

01. - 05.05.2013

The Make A Move Campaign has a stand at the

Marketplace of oportunities / Markt der Möglichkeiten.

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Metropolitan Solutions – Hannover Messe

08. – 12.04. 2013

EURIST is located at the stand of KONAMO

(Kompetenznetzwerk Nachhaltige Mobilität)

Halle 1 Stand E 

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