World Carshare 2013 Executive Policy Program For Local Government

Upon my return from China last Fall I was told by a leading figure in the world carshare scene that, in speaking with mayors and their technical staffs in cities across China, she could detect no interest in nor knowledge about the carshare option for their cities. Hence this new program, to which we give highest priority.

China 2030: Building a Modern, Harmonious, and Creative High-Income Society

China 2030: Building a Modern, Harmonious, and Creative High-Income Society

World Bank Beijing February 27, 2012 – China should complete its transition to a market economy — through enterprise, land, labor, and financial sector reforms — strengthen its private sector, open its markets to greater competition and innovation, and ensure equality of opportunity to help achieve its goal of a new structure for economic growth.

These are some of the key findings of a joint research report by a team from the World Bank and the Development Research Center of China’s State Council, which lays out the case for a new development strategy for China to rebalance the role of government and market, private sector and society, to reach the goal of a high income country by 2030.

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Plans for more car-free weekends around Singapore

SINGAPORE: Authorities are planning for more car-free weekends around Singapore and this will involve pilot projects to close off roads on a more regular basis in areas like Haji Lane in Kampong Glam and at Club Street / Ann Siang Road in Chinatown. National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan revealed this in his latest blogpost on Saturday. He said one indicator of liveability in a city is the extent in which its dwellers embrace car-free zones.

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