SAFEGE sets up new Urban and Regional Mobility Unit
More than half of the population currently lives in cities. This number continues to rise, increasing energy consumption and accentuating the impact of greenhouse gases. Mobility in urban areas has become a major challenge for public authorities seeking to improve their environmental performances.
The Urban and Regional Mobility Unit is a multidisciplinary team of urban planners, architects, engineers and transport-sector experts set up by SAFEGE to assist local authorities and provide the expertise they need to meet this challenge.
The Unit will be headed by architect and public transport planning expert, Denis Fuentes.
Flood risk mitigation plans for 14 communes bordering the River Rhône and its tributaries
The Direction Départementale des Territoires de l’Ardèche (state administration for spatial and environmental planning) has set a schedule for the conversion of the département’s 36 floodplain plans (PSS) into flood risk mitigation plans (PPRI), a project to be completed in three stages:
the first stage, completed in 2008, covered 10 communes,
the second stage, i.e. the contract awarded to SAFEGE, addresses river flooding issues in 14 communes,
the final stage, scheduled for late 2011, will cover the 12 remaining communes.
Assessing Governance in Transport Sector in Sub-Saharan Africa
The aim of the project, which is financed under the EC AIDCO C4 instrument, is to increase the impact of infrastructure investment on poverty reduction and socioeconomic growth and to support the beneficiary countries in creating a more favourable environment for infrastructure development by improving governance, management and organisation of the sector.
The study will cover the road, rail, marine and air transport sub-sectors, as well as intermodality issues.