The project in brief

velib-guy2The core idea of this collaborative project is to work side by side with local government, the private sector, civil society, and international and bilateral aid organizations, and with the participation of an international network of cooperating experts work together to help chart a path toward the sustainable mobility agenda via an open collaborative project in Europe’s poorest country. A goal: By working together to co-create a high-profile New Mobility Agenda pilot project and process to serve the fast-congesting city of Chisinau or other cooperating city.

The objective is to make a strategic, timely and low cost contribution that would not only be a life enhancer for the city– applying all the lessons so painfully learned in the “West” in the last half century — and in the process show the way for other cities in Eastern Europe and indeed elsewhere in the world who are in need of a new model. We call the model to be co-developed and tested: “Better. Faster, Cheaper”.  A new way to look at the challenges of transport in cities.

Once the road map is in shape, and if the work stands the tests of close inspection, the unique learning and best practices could be further put to work in many other cities with serious mobility challenges. Bilateral aid programs and various bits of the EU and UN family are being contacted in the next steps as the project takes shape.

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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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