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Tartu Public Transport 2030

Last month on May 10th, 2017 the TUT-POL team participated in the conference, "Tartu Public Transport 2030," hosted by the mayor of Tartu, Estonia with the aim of promoting citizen friendly and sustainable public transportation. In recent months, the City of Tartu has been confronting questions of how to shape the urban public transport system to be consistent with the accelerating pace of life and development objectives of the city.

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Publications on the Vienna Case Study

TUT-POL's Vienna case study writers, Ralph Buehler and John Pucher, have published two articles based on their research of the Vienna case study for TUT-POL. One article was written along with TUT-POL Advisory Board Chair Alan Altshuler in the International Journal of Sustainable Transportation (Taylor & Francis) titled, "Vienna's Path to Sustainable Transport." The second article, published in the Transport Reviews Journal is titled, "Reducing Car Dependence in the Heart of Europe: Lessons from Germany, Austria and Switzerland."

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Presentation in Tallinn

TUT-POL Senior Researcher Lily Song gave a presentation in Tallinn on "The future of sustainable transport and urban development in Tallinn," which were followed by a panel discussion with a member of parliament and someone from the city government.

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Sense and the City.

In the most recent issue of the RICS's (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) publication Modus, TUT-POL Project Director Diane Davis sits down with Christopher Swope, Nicholas You, and Mark Watts to discuss what kind of leadership our cities require in this age of urbanization. Davis uses TUT-POL case study examples such as Stockholm, New York, Mexico City, and San Francisco in the article to answer questions like, "Where does good city leadership start? Is it always with a Mayor?" and "Why is continuity so important and where does it come from?" to name a few. 

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David van Traa and Urban Transformation in Amsterdam

The TUT-POL team convened a group of transport and urban planning practitioners, professors and students with David van Traa on Tuesday, November 15th, to discuss implications from Boston's Big Dig and other pathbreaking urban transport policies and projects as he takes on a large infrastructure project in Amsterdam: Zuidasdok. 

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