As our contribution to preparing the way for a sponsored project, we have concentrated our initial efforts to prepare a first-stage organizational, working tools and communications base for the actual project. As of this date here are the main building blocks already for the most part in at least beta working order — and ready to go as soon as the sponsors and partners give the green light:
A few hints to get going
I use WhatsApp for group projects only on my PC. Since it also has a conferencing function with at times substantial text and graphics, all of which steadily expanding in volume over time, I cannot really use it comfortably on my portable phone.
Here is how you can get on line in a few minutes with your PC or Mac and put this tool to good use for your collaborative project.
We try to make this site a friendly and efficient way to get around in what is already a considerable body of materials and tools, and which will only continue to grow as the program moves ahead. Here is what we have done.
The keys to getting efficiently into the growing content of this site are basically two: (a) the top menu and (b) the left working menu. Let’s look at them in order:
One of the most important starting places when we set out to map the future of transport policy and practice on one place is to inventory the studies, projects and reports of the last ten to twenty years that may provide useful information to help better understand the overall problematique and challenge. All to often this includes projects and reports that have not been sufficiently exploited by those responsible. What did they find? What did they recommend? What did they accomplish?
Here you have the bare beginnings of such a reference and archive.
Towards a New Mobility Agenda for Moldova (Beta)
This project is based on an idea put forward by Eric Britton, professor of Sustainable Development, Economy and Democracy at the Institut Supérieur de Gestion (Paris), in discussion with colleagues at the Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC), who agreed to look more closely into this as an eventual collaborative project. The first two partners then decided to take contact with the SOLVED environmental network as a cooperating third partner. This note briefly introduces the project idea, REC and Solved.Please read it as a beta test in the process of collaborative review and fine tuning
To make the contents of Sustainable Moldova/New Mobility dialogue more broadly accessible to all in the region, we have linked the content of the site to the increasingly well-performing Google machine translation engines that you will now find here. In each case all you have to do is click the language in which you wish to see the rough translation, and it will quickly appear on your monitor.
To be used with caution and some imagination, but if you need to find out the principal thrust and main lines of any given posting, these quick machine translations can be a real help.
The 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.