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A note on accessibility: All venues for TCFC V conference meetings receive an accessibility rating of ADEQUATE WITH MINOR ASSISTANCE. There are lifts or ramps to circumvent all steps leading to meetings. One of the exhibit halls is inaccessible because of steps but no meetings will take place there. The only problems with accessibility are raised doorjams and doors that do not open easily. Questions about the accessibility of the conference should be directed to afarnam@lachen.net.

All events at Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) - Map of university

Sunday, July 17: Welcome to Budapest! - at the University of Technology and Economics (BME)
15:00-21:00: Registration/check-in open: in Martos Hotel, Student Club
(Stoczek u. 5-7, 1111 Budapest)
17:00+: Preparation of promotional boards, posters for Monday: in Martos Hotel, Student Club
20:00+: Welcome evening with bar and music.

Monday, July 18: Getting acquainted - at the University of Technology and Economics (BME)
Müegyetem rkp. 3-9, Budapest 1111, Building K, below stairs
8:45-9:30: Registration/check-in open
9:30: Welcome (K51)
10:00: Presentations of participants and their organisations (K51)
12:00: Networking time (during which people can talk with each other, based on having heard previous presentations and introductions). Posters and promotional materials are welcome! Project development meetings (for the Carfree Area Pilot Project, Visegrad fund translation of resources, etc.) will also take place at this time and through lunch. (Martos Hotel, Student Club)
13:00: Lunch
14:00-16:20 Parallel sessions
a. Promoting walking and cycling in less motorized regions (K51)
14:00 "Car-free guidebook for developing cities: Official release"
Manfred Breithaupt, GTZ
14:20 "Project updates from Latin American cities"
Oscar Edmundo Diaz, Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, Columbia
14:40 "Boosting Bicycle Transport in Africa"
David Peckham, Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute, USA
15:00 Break
15:10 "Pedestrian and cycling projects in Bangkok"
Manfred Breithaupt, GTZ, Germany
15:30 "Saving the Cycle Rickshaws of Bangladesh"
Debra Efroymson, WBB Trust, Dhaka, Bangladesh
15:50 Questions and remarks
b.

Ecocity models: theory and practice: (K62)
14:00 "The Ingredients of Successful Carfree Areas"

Randall Ghent, World Carfree Network, Prague, Czech Rep.
14:20 "Carfree living in Switzerland"
Dieter Steiner CAS, Switzerland; Beat von Scarpatetti, CAS, Switzerland
14:40 "Turkish Carfree Settlements: Princess Islands in Istanbul"
Kevser Ustundag, Turkish Traffic Safety Associations, Turkey
15:00 Break
15:10 "The City Repair Project: Converting Streets Into Public Squares in Portland, Oregon"
Daniel Lerch, The City Repair Project, USA
15:30 "Approaching Lenders and Investors: Making the Economic/Financial Case for Carfree Development"
Gus Yates, CarFree City, USA
15:50 Questions and remarks
16:20-16:30: Break
16:30-18:00 Parallel sessions
a. Promoting cycling and carfree tourism: (K62)
16:30 "Safe Routes to Schools"
Marta Pombo, Amics de la Bici, Barcelona, Spain and Giselle Xavier, UDESC & VIACICLO, Florianópolis, Brazil
17:00 "Passenger transport in European city centres: The success story of the electrically assisted Velotaxis from Berlin - and the many legal hurdles yet to overcome"
Bettina Eichmanns, KFPN Project Network, Germany
17:20 "Greenways in Hungary"
Hungarian Environmental Partnership
17:40 Questions and remarks
b. Automobiles, cities and people: (K51)
16:30 "The Influence of the Automobile on Housing Design in the UK: 1905-2005"
Conall O' Cathain, School of Architecture, Queens University, Belfast, UK (.doc file)
16:50 "The Physical and Mental Effects on Individuals of Auto-Centric vs. 'Human-Powered' Urban Lifestyles"
Michael Herrmann, The Leeds School of Architecture, Landscape and Design, UK; and Richard Brett, Dept of Design, Goldsmiths University College, University of London, UK
17:10 "Mobility Management Best Practice for Small Cities and Rural Communities: A North American Perspective"
Lilia Scott, San Francisco Bay Area's regional ridesharing program, USA
17:30 "Parking Strategy Developments to Support Sustainable Transport Planning in Australia"
Peter Johnstone, ARRB Consulting, Perth, Australia
17:50 Questions and remarks
18:30-22:00+: Car Busters party organized by Young Hungarian Greens, with music, dance, drinks and food.

Tuesday, July 19: The real costs of transport - at Budapest City Hall
Váci u. 62-64, Budapest 1056
Facilitators: Dr. Péter Mészáros, Hungarian Traffic Club and Fleischer Tamás, MTA
9:00: Registration
 Opening of the CARtoons poster exhibition
 (a series of humorous graphics, designed to promote public awareness of sustainable transport issues) and a general press conference, introduced by György Bánsági, Chairman of the Environmental Committee of the City of Budapest
10:00: Opening address by Tibor Bakonyi, Deputy Mayor of Budapest
(10:00 - 17:00): In small room: Carfree Maquette building with Joel Crawford, Carfree.com
10:20: "How Can Carfree Urban Development Be Achieved in Europe?"
Hermann Knoflacher, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
11:00: Questions and remarks
11:10: "Bogota: Becoming the World's First Modern Carfree City"
Oscar Edmundo Diaz, Institute for Transportation and Development Policy; former coordinator of the Bogota sustainable transport project, USA
11:50: Questions and remarks
12:00: Break
12:20: "Integrating non-motorized travel with mass transit"
Walter Hook, Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, USA
12:50: Questions and remarks
13:00: Lunch
14:30: "The External Costs of Transport in Central and Eastern Europe"
Max Herry of Herry Consult GmbH, Austria
15:00: Questions and remarks
15:30: "Direct and Indirect Transport Subsidies: The Pitfalls of Transport Policy in Hungary"
András Lukács, Clean Air Action Group, Hungary
16:00: Questions and remarks
16:10: Break
16:20: "Least Cost Transportation Planning - Enabling Municipalities to Identify the Real Costs of Transport"
Birgit Georgi, Federal Environmental Agency, Germany
16:50: Questions
17:00: Reception hosted by Tibor Bakonyi, Deputy Mayor of Budapest
18:00-19:00: Dinner
20:00+: Film night (in social space)

Wednesday, July 20: Best practices in transport mode shift - at Budapest City Hall
Váci u. 62-64, Budapest 1056
Facilitators: Dr. Péter Mészáros, Hungarian Traffic Club
10:00: Parallel sessions
a. "Groningen: policy and practice in Europe's greatest cycling city"
Coor van der Klaauw, Town Planning and Economic Affairs of the Municipality of Groningen
b. 10:00-11:20: "Citizen Participation as a foundation of carfree design"
with JH Crawford, carfree.com, Portugal (in small room, holds 30 people)
c. 10:00-11:20: "The Principles and Practices of Eco-Design"
Michael Herrmann, The Leeds School of Architecture, Landscape and Design, UK; and Richard Brett, Dept of Design, Goldsmiths University College, University of London, UK (in small room, holds 30 people)
10:30: Questions and remarks
10:40: "The Development of Transport Policy in Berlin Since the Fall of the Wall" (DOC file)
Michael Cramer, Green Party MEP to European Parliament, Germany/Belgium
11:10: Questions and remarks
11:20: Break
11:40: Parallel sessions
a. "Debrecen: Carfree Developments and Trams in a Medium-Sized Hungarian Town"
Attila Nagy, Debrecen Public Transport Company; and László Varga, Town Planning and Economic Affairs of the Municipality of Debrecen
b. 11:40-13:00: "Carfree District Maquette at 1:500 Scale, Participatory Design"
with JH Crawford, carfree.com, Portugal (in small room, holds 30 people)
12:10: Questions and remarks
12:20: "Copenhagen: Before and after 40 years of public space creation (and where to go next)"
Lars Gemzoe, School of Architecture, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Denmark
12:50: Questions and remarks
13:10-14:30: Lunch
14:30: "The Right to Mobility for All" - Panel discussion on the inclusion of children, the elderly and people with disabilities in sustainable transport.
Invited panel members: Altaira Hatten, Disabled People International, United States; Arie Farnam, World Carfree Network, Czech Republic; Dr. Lelik Ferenc, Common Power Association, Hungary; Debra Efroymson, WBB Trust, Bangladesh; Tamás Fleischer, transport expert, Hungary; Dr. Béla Nagy, urban planner, Hungary; Bodrog Ildikó, TAVASZ (Hungarian association of mothers), Hungary
18:00-19:00: Dinner
20:00+: Open evening (social space to be open)

Thursday, July 21: Workshop and project development day - at the University of Technology and Economics (BME)
Müegyetem rkp. 3-9, Budapest 1111, Building K, below stairs
9:30-11:00: Parallel sessions (Workshops on World Carfree Network projects under development)
a. Carfree Institute (K62)
facilitator: JH Crawford
b. On the Train Towards the Future (K63)
facilitator: Todd Edelman
c. Autoholics Anonymous (K64)
facilitator: Steve von Pohl
d. Carfree Area Pilot Project (Martos Hostel, Student Club)
facilitator: Randall Ghent
11:15-12:45: Parallel sessions (campaign skills)
a. "Communicating Your Message to the Public" (K62)
Clean Air Action Group, Hungary
b. "Car-Free Challenge: Helping Your Community to Go Carfree for Two Weeks" (K63)
Renata Vailova, Madison Environmental Group, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
c. "New Project Planning and Fundraising" (K64)
Arie Farnam, World Carfree Network, Czech Republic
d. "How to Organise City Repair-type Projects Locally" (Martos Hostel, Student Club)
Daniel Lerch and Sara Stout, Portland, USA
13:00-14:30: Lunch
14:30-18:00: Excursions in Budapest
a. Pest's pedestrian zone + tea and cake
b. Carfree Margit Island
d. Széchenyi Baths
18:00-19:00: Dinner
20:00+: Closing party (in social space)

Extra events:
Friday, July 22: World Carfree Network Annual General Meeting (AGM) - at the University of Technology and Economics (BME)
Müegyetem rkp. 3-9, Budapest 1111, Building K, below stairs
(open to all World Carfree Network member organisations, active individuals and conference participants; facilitator: Daniel Swartz)
9:30-10:15: Welcome to meeting; introduction to consensus; overview of network's development in 2004-2005
10:15-11:30: Small working groups discuss network functioning
a. Member Organisations (approval of provisional Member Organisations, discussion on getting members more active, etc.)
facilitator: Randall Ghent
b. International Coordination Centre (feedback)
facilitator: Stephan von Pohl
c. Charter and Statutes (proposed changes)
facilitator: TBA
d. Priorities and long-term strategy (ideas)
facilitator: Arie Farnam
e. Steering Committee and Advisory Board (recommendation of nominees, communication on future working methods, etc.)
facilitator: TBA
11:30-12:00: Report-backs from working groups
12:00-13:00: Discussion and decisions based on conclusions of working groups
13:00-14:00: Lunch
14:00-15:30: Small working groups discuss existing World Carfree Network projects
a. World Carfree Day
facilitators: Lucie Lebrova, Gandalf Tätting
b. Worldcarfree.net website (includes on-line Resource Centre and Carfree Green Pages directory)
facilitator: Steve von Pohl
c. Car Busters magazine and World Carfree News e-bulletin
facilitators: Tanja Eskola, Steven Logan
d. Towards Carfree Cities VI - Bogota
facilitators: Maria Escallon, Randall Ghent
15:30-16:00: Report-backs from working groups
16:00-16:45: Discussion and decisions based on conclusions of working groups
17:00-18:30: Ratification of final decisions
19:00-20:00: Dinner
20:00+: Open evening (social space to be open)

Saturday, July 23: Conference evaluation and excursion outside Budapest
10:00-12:00: Conference evaluation, outdoors at university
12:30: Depart for excursion

 
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