Gender, Equity & Transport: A Self-Organized Peer Project

On the Gender, Equity and Transport Forum 2.0

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Origins, overview & supporting tools

MISSION STATEMENT: Addressing the difficulties that women face as the everyday reality of gender inequality in the transport sector. The program deals with specific problems in specific places, both in cities and in the very poor outlying areas in the Global South

GATNET ON DGROUPS at https://dgroups.org/worldbank/gatnet:  Since 2003 this international listserv initiated by the World Bank and International Forum for Rural Transport and Development has served as a self-organizing open network bringing together more than 200  collaborating researchers and policy makers coming from 56 countries on all continents.

GENDER, EQUITY & TRANSPORT FORUM

2.0 at https://gatnet.wordpress.com/Complements Dgroups site as a multi-level platform offering a range of supporting media and tools tightly integrated to the original site. (2,923 followers)

If you have questions about site organization, tools and participation go to https://goo.gl/pEq5by. Or alternatively send an email to  admin@ecoplan.org.  Strength in numbers.

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A Self-Organized Peer Project

Self-organization is a process where some form of overall order or coordination arises out of the local interactions between smaller component parts of an initially disordered system. The process of self-organization can be spontaneous, and it is not necessarily controlled by any auxiliary agent outside of the system. It is often triggered by random fluctuations that are amplified by positive feedback. The resulting organization is wholly decentralized or distributed over all the components of the system. As such, the organization is typically robust and able to survive and, even, self-repair substantial damage or perturbations. Chaos theory discusses self-organization in terms of islands of predictability in a sea of chaotic unpredictability. Self-organization occurs in a variety of physical, chemical, biological, robotic, social, and cognitive systems. Examples of its realization can be found in crystallization, thermal convection of fluids, chemical oscillation, animal swarming, and neural networks. (WP)

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About the editor:

Eric Britton
9, rue Gabillot, 69003 Lyon France

Bio: Trained as a development economist, Eric Britton is a public entrepreneur specializing in the field of sustainability and social justice. Professor of Sustainable Development, Economy and Democracy at the Institut Supérieur de Gestion (Paris), he is also MD of EcoPlan Association, an independent advisory network providing strategic counsel for government and business on policy and decision issues involving complex systems, social-technical change and sustainable development. Founding editor of World Streets, his latest work focuses on the subject of equity, economy and efficiency in city transport and public space, and helping governments to ask the right questions and in the process, find practical solutions to urgent climate, mobility, life quality and job creation issues. Currently working on an open collaborative project, “BETTER CHOICES: Bringing Sustainable Transportation to Smaller Asian Cities” . More at: http://wp.me/PsKUY-2p7 * This article is published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 licence.

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