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Deals on Wheels

Background

Many developing country medium-sized cities are in the way of facing the impact of motorisation and will have to take important decisions on future investments in transportation infrastructure. This transitional phase makes such cities important targets to promote sustainable transportation practices.

International debate on sustainable transportation usually targets highly populated cities.  A forum to address transport problems and sustainable alternatives in developing mid-sized cities is critically important. For this reason, UCCEE convened to organise and fully sponsor a first workshop on sustainable transport initiatives in developing countries.

"Deals on Wheels" was held in San Salvador, El Salvador, on July 28-30, 1999, fully sponsored by UCCEE. Other institutions helped to co-organise the workshop: the Intermediate Technology Development Group (ITDG-Sri Lanka), the Peace and Development Research Group from Göteborg University, Centro Salvadoreño de Tecnología Apropiada (CESTA) and the Ministry of Environment of El Salvador.

 

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