Asian city authorities are finding it difficult to provide sustainable and inclusive transport to meet the mobility needs of people as a result of rapid urban expansion taking place in the developing world. This session consider sustainable urban transport issues in Asian context and discuss policies and examples of sustainable urban transportation systems, such as MRT, BRT, emerging transit options, promotion of non-motorized transport and road safety.
This session introduce existing national transport strategies and policies as well as urban transportation policies. It highlight the issues and challenges faced by the country, cities and secondary cities in developing and implementing sustainable transport policies and projects.
This session introduce global transport mandates and policies relating to sustainable and inclusive transport development. It also present the concepts, emerging trends and practices in planning and designing sustainable urban mobility.
• Global Mandate and Regional Overview of Sustainable Transport Development - by Mr. Madan B. Regmi, Economic Affairs Officer, ESCAP
• Concept of sustainable transport: Planning and designing National and Urban Sustainable Transport Systems - by Mr. Vedant Goyal, GIZ
This is a book review of "Aid for Trade: What Have We Learnt? Which Way Ahead?" edited by Cadot and de Melo. The book looks at the Aid for Trade (AfT) initiative from its beginnings and the premise of trade generating growth upon which AfT is built, to examining case studies and the on-going issue of monitoring and evaluation before concluding with a distillation of lessons learnt and policy recommendations for AfT going ahead.