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Growth of Motorcycle Use in Metro Manila

Author : Asian Development Bank
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This study analyzes the use of motorcycles in Metro Manila with the aim of informing government policy related to road safety and transport planning. Motorcycles are increasingly being used for daily commutes as well to provide logistics services. The study explores the various drivers, characteristics, and implications of increased motorcycle use. Taking into account these implications, it presents a policy framework to reduce motorcycle-related crashes and suggests that the Public Service Act be reviewed and amended as appropriate to recognize motorcycles as a primary mode of transport.

Growth of Motorcycle Use in Metro Manila

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Transport Development in Asian Megacities

Author : Shigeru Morichi
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The rapid growth of the Asian urban population concentrates on a few large cities, turning them into giant megacities. Despite new theoretical insights into the benefits of megacities, the emerging Asia is facing a daunting challenge concerning the management of infrastructure and services in their megacities. The deteriorating urban mobility is the most difficult challenge with respect to the sharp increase in vehicle numbers and to inadequate and poorly managed road infrastructure. Public transport, a sustainable mode of mobility, is subjected to a vicious cycle of poor service, decreasing ridership and lower investment. Despite various policy initiatives, the situation has not improved. The scale and growth pattern of Asian megacities have distinctive features which generate a unique set of challenges and opportunities. New perspectives are needed to effectively address the transportation problems making the best use of available opportunities. This book, which is a result of an international collaborative research, addresses these challenges by providing insightful analysis and novel viewpoints.

Sustainable Development Research in the Asia Pacific Region

Author : Walter Leal Filho
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This multidisciplinary book focuses on best practices in sustainability research in the Asia-Pacific Region. Drawing links between research, practice, education for sustainability and the needs of industry, it addresses the sustainable development goals (SDGs). The book also presents research undertaken by a wide range of universities on matters related to sustainable development, in order to promote research in this area across multiple disciplines. Four key themes are explored: (1) Education for Sustainability. (2) Sustainable Cities. (3) Sustainable Buildings. (4) Sustainable Infrastructure. This unique book documents and disseminates the wealth of know-how on sustainable development research in the Asia-Pacific Region today. It presents lessons learned and comparative case studies from various countries, including India, China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Bangladesh, New Zealand and Australia.

The Report Philippines 2015

Author : Oxford Business Group
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The Government has been Widely Commended for its Efforts to improve business conditions and Reduce Corruption, The while a Relatively conservative fiscal policy has Helped boost the economy's Credibility and steer investment into the : private sector. With the economy concentrated in the Metro Manila region, major Challenges lie ahead in overcoming long-standing infrastructure bottlenecks and developing stronger energy and manufacturing sectors. Yet the government is increasing its efforts to spread manufacturing and business process outsourcing growth across the country, and clear obstacles to developing other sectors where outlying regions have strong potential. 2015 is set to mark the inaugural year of the ASEAN Economic Community, with the Philippines playing an integral role in the foundation of this ambitious regional venture.

Urban Air Quality Management Strategy in Asia

Author : Jitendra J. Shah
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World Bank Technical Paper No. 384. This study analyzes how technology-support institutions and government policies have improved the technology of firms and the machine industry as a whole. It focuses on institutional factors contributing to the improvement of the technological capabilities of Japanese firms, using the casting sector as a case study because of its important role in the industry.

Transit Oriented Development and Sustainable Cities

Author : Richard D. Knowles,
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This book provides new dimensions and a contemporary focus on sustainable transport, urban regeneration and development in eight countries spanning four continents at different stages of development. It examines the role of transit oriented development (TOD) in improving urban sustainability and providing different transport choices, exploring how these can be implemented in modern cities.

Official Gazette

Author : Philippines
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Cars Automobility and Development in Asia

Author : Arve Hansen
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Cars, Automobility and Development in Asia explores the nexus between automobility and development in a pan-Asian comparative perspective. The book seeks to integrate the policies, production forms, consumption preferences and symbolism implicated in emerging Asian automobilities. Using empirically rich and grounded analyses of both comparative and single-country case studies, the authors chart new approaches to studying automobility and development in emerging Asia.

Planning and Design for Sustainable Urban Mobility

Author : Un-Habitat
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Urban transport systems worldwide are faced by a multitude of challenges. Among the most visible of these are the traffic gridlocks experienced on city roads and highways all over the world. The prescribed solution to transport problems in most cities has thus been to build more infrastructures for cars, with a limited number of cities improving public transport systems in a sustainable manner. However, a number of challenges faced by urban transport systems – such as greenhouse gas emissions, noise and air pollution and road traffic accidents – do not necessarily get solved by the construction of new infrastructure. Planning and Design for Sustainable Urban Mobility argues that the development of sustainable urban transport systems requires a conceptual leap. The purpose of ‘transportation’ and ‘mobility’ is to gain access to destinations, activities, services and goods. Thus, access is the ultimate objective of transportation. As a result, urban planning and design should focus on how to bring people and places together, by creating cities that focus on accessibility, rather than simply increasing the length of urban transport infrastructure or increasing the movement of people or goods. Urban form and the functionality of the city are therefore a major focus of this report, which highlights the importance of integrated land-use and transport planning. This new report of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), the world’s leading authority on urban issues, provides some thought-provoking insights and policy recommendations on how to plan and design sustainable urban mobility systems. The Global Report on Human Settlements is the most authoritative and up-to-date global assessment of human settlements conditions and trends. Preceding issues of the report have addressed such topics as Cities in a Globalizing World, The Challenge of Slums, Financing Urban Shelter, Enhancing Urban Safety and Security, Planning Sustainable Cities and Cities and Climate Change.