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Final Workshop of YoungCities Project 8th and 9th of February 2014 in Tehran


The final workshop of YoungCities project took place in Tehran on 8th and 9th of February with participation of Iran’s Minister of Roads and Urban Development, Dr. Abbas Ahmad Akhoundi. The results of the six-year project have been presented and discussed at conference center of the Iranian project partner BHRC. Besides, a follow-up project for implementing the drafted approach of CO2 and energy-reducing urban design has been discussed. Wulf-Holger Arndt as the dimension leader of “Mobility and Transportation” is responsible for transport part in the research project. An integrated, sustainable transportation concept for the pilot project area”35ha-Area” and a CO2-reducing concept for public transport system for the Hashtgerd new town (near Tehran) have been developed with cooperation of Norman Döge and René Kämpfer. The outcomes were embraced and published in a Local Transport Plan for Hashtgerd New Town. In addition, the Transport Emission Calculation Tool (TECT) has been developed for estimation of CO2 emission. Moreover, a transport model-adapted to the special conditions in emerging and developing countries, has been developed in cooperation with TU Dresden.

Furthermore, a joint workshop with Teheran Urban Planning and Research Center has been held on 9th February by Dr. Hashem Banihashemi, Deputy Director of the Science and Technology department. The workshop was organized by Arman Fathejalali. The concept of YoungCities project was presented in this workshop, which brought about brisk interest of Iranian side. Further exchange of the ideas, building up a cooperation and examination for implementing the YoungCities approaches have been arranged in a MoU and has been signed by Dr. Hashem Banihashemi, Prof. Pahl-Weber and Dr.-Ing. Wulf-Holger Arndt.



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