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Urban density is one of the most discussed concepts in the history of urban design and city planning. It is the first out of ten principles for sustainable urban transport, which are summarised in our new PREZI based on the approach of “avoid-shift-improve”. During the 19th century urban density was synonymous with narrow, unhygienic housing and living conditions. In the 1930s modernists accused it of promoting social and political unrest. Today, the term urbanity connotes to civic ideals such as smooth and literate and socially capable. From the sixties onwards these ideals became more dominant in public discussion. In 1989 an influential study by Newman and Kenworthy compared 32 cities across the world. The main finding that denser cities have lower car use than sprawling cities is largely accepted by planners today. Planning dense, walkable cities became a new paradigm in city planning: Short distances encourage social inclusion and promote…

Cities need a reliable and comfortable transport system. As a backbone of economic and social development, mobility of people and goods needs to be environmentally friendly. Today, the transport sector is the fastest growing source of emissions, making low carbon transport development a central concern for a sustainable future worldwide. Hosted by the Ministry of Transport and the National Development and Reform Commission, GIZ and its implementation partner the China Urban Sustainable Transport Research Centre (CUSTReC) organised a 3-day training on sustainable low carbon transport, in which international experts shared and explained their experiences.. It addressed mainly transport department officials of municipalities and gave them a broad introduction in planning an integrated and less carbon intensive transport system. “Agenda Training on Low Carbon Transport” “Introduction into the Trainining on Low Carbon Transport” “Keynote Low Carbon Transport” Covering topics from strategic planning, emission quantification, policy implementation and financing it gave an…

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