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Workshop: 'Havana's transport strategy: mobility, access and opportunities for urban sustainability'

Publication date: Jun 13, 2013 3:36:36 PM

Start: Jun 20, 2013 1:30:00 PM
End: Jun 21, 2013 5:30:00 PM

Location: UCL-Institute of the Americas, 51 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PQ

Cuban cars


Cuba currently has an exceptionally low level of car ownership, providing a unique opportunity to develop its transport system differently from other countries, to demonstrate the benefits of an alternative, low carbon path to create ‘liveable cities’.

With the country now undergoing profound economic and social changes, the Cuban Ministry of Transport is collaborating with University College London to explore the lessons of international experience that can inform today’s strategic policy choices.

This workshop brings together two visiting Cuban researchers with British academics, consultants and practitioners to draw on the lessons from other cities around the world to mitigate the environmental, economic and social costs of urban transport development.

Presentation Slides (Open in PDF)

Emily Morris Havana transport context: economy, finance, energy, society
James Warren & Marcus Enoch Transport in Cuba: conditions, strengths, weaknesses
Idalmi Padilla Magdaleno Havana's Mobility Challenge, current conditions and unmet needs.
Zunilda Parra Arias The Policy Framework: Climate Change, Guidelines, Transport Policy
Peter Jones Key Issues for Havana Mobility Strategy
Stephen Plowden Revolutionary ideas: less movement, more access
Julio D Dávila What makes a successful urban intervention? Research findings from Colombia
Catalina Gallego Lopez Role of Biomass Energy in Sustainable Public Transport
Juan Pablo Bocarejo Sustainable mobility in Latin American Cities
Dr Xavier Lemaire  Knowledge exchange framework to support sustainable energy transi9on in Africa's Sub-Saharan urban areas 
Claudia Ramírez Developing a Transport NAMA in Peru 
Andrew Quinn Climate Finance for Sustainable Transportation
 Phil Wright Mega Projects Lessons and Risks
Alejandro Obregon  TransMilenio – a good case study 
Lynn Basford Strategic and Local Network Modelling and Appraisal 
Sangjin HAN  Sharing transport in a network - Shift in transport technology