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International Conference on Urban Transport in “micro” areas
– Sharing Knowledge between Developed and Developing Countries –

International Research Group – 10 of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies (EASTS)
Saitama University, September 16-17, 2008

International Research Group – 10 (IRG-10) is pleased to announce that the International Conference on Urban Transport in “micro” areas – Sharing Knowledge between Developed and Developing Countries – will be held in Saitama University in Japan from 16 to 17 September 2009.
This conference has an aim to share experience and knowledge regarding the approaches to handle the problem of urban transport particularly in “micro” areas, such as neighborhood areas and city centers. Target topics are transportation policy, traffic safety, consensus building, travel behavior and perception of neighborhood transportation planning both in developed and developing countries. Several academic and practical presentations will be made by member of this IRG, i.e. researchers from Indonesia, Philippines, United Kingdom, Thailand and Japan.

International Seminar Room, Department of Engineering, Saitama University
255 Shimo-okubo, Sakura-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama, JAPAN

16th September
09:45-10:00 Registration
10:00-10:15 Welcome
10:15-10:45 Keynote Lecture
Prof. Hisashi KUBOTA
10:45-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:30 Session-1: Chair: Dr. Tri Basuki Joewono
Transport Policy for Indonesian Cities: Past, Present, and Future
/ Wimpy Santosa, Professor, Parahyangan Catholic University
Establishment of a Model Road Traffic Safety Zone
/ Jose Regin F. Regidor, Associate Professor, University of the Philippines-Diliman
Traffic Simulation as a Tool for Solving Neighborhood Transportation Problem
/ Kunihiro Sakamoto, Research Associate, Saitama University
12:30-14:00 Lunch (lunch on meeting of IRG-10 activity)
14:00-15:00 Session-2: Chair: Prof. Jose Regin F. Regidor
On-going Research on Urban Public Transport in Indonesia
/ Tri Basuki Joewono, Lecturer, Parahyangan Catholic University
Public perception on express boat system along Chao Phraya River
/ Djoen San Santoso, Assistant to the Dean, Asian Institute of Technology
15:00-15:15 Coffee Break
15:15-17:15 Session-3: Chair: Dr. Kunihiro Sakamoto
Integrated Urban Transport Planning: Have you ever think that you travel too close?
/ Yusak Susilo, Senior Lecturer, University of the West of England
Pricing policy in congested city centers
/ Zaw Naing Win, Doctoral student, Saitama University
Traffic Calming for Residential Areas;
/ Farzana Rahman, Doctoral student, Saitama University
Consensus building and silent group in traffic calming
/ Aya Kojima, Doctoral student, Saitama University
Improvement of Road Safety Data for Indonesian Context
/ Budi Hartanto Susilo, Doctoral student, Parahyangan Catholic University
17:15-17:30 Closing Remarks
Prof. Hisashi KUBOTA

17th September
10:00-16:00 Technical Tour (Kawagoe-city)

Venue and Registration fee;
The conference will take place on September 16 and 17, 2008, at Saitama University.
Free of charge.

Kunihiro Sakamoto (
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