Research report: Towards More Effective Urban Transport Policy - Understanding the Travel Behavior of Tbilisi Residents
This peer-reviewed journal article presents the results of a research project seeking to understand the reasons for the increased use of automobiles in Tbilisi. Based on a questionnaire survey of 322 residents, it elaborates on the perceived strengths, weaknesses, and potentials of the Tbilisi public transport system. The report offers recommendations for more effective urban transport policy, including incentives to encourage greater use of public transport.
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Presentation: Understanding the Travel Behavior of Tbilisi Residents
This public presentation entitled “Towards More Effective Urban Transport Policy - Understanding the Travel Behavior of Tbilisi Residents” was made by Cooperation for a Green Future Program Manager Inga Grdzelishvili on 11 April 2008, in the Tbilisi office of the Caucasus Research Resource Centers.
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Information booklet: Lead Pollution and Human Health - Problems and Solutions
This 24-page information booklet describes the sources of lead pollution in Georgia and it’s influence on human health, especially on children. It illuminates the status of transport-related lead pollution as a major environmental health hazard in Georgia, and points out potential avenues for improving the situation.
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Presentation: Lead Pollution and Human Health - Problems and Solutions
This public presentation on “Lead Pollution and Human Health: Problems and Solutions” was made by Cooperation for a Green Future Program Manager Inga Grdzelishvili on 8 February 2008, in the offices of the Public Defender in Tbilisi.
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Annotated bibliography: Lead Pollution in Georgia
This annotated bibliography lists and describes sources of information about lead pollution in Georgia.
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Book chapter: Industrial Ecology in Transition Countries - Historical Precedent and Future Prospects
This book chapter written by Cooperation for a Green Future staff Inga Grdzelishvili and Roger Sathre was presented at the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Strategies to Enhance Environmental Security in Transition Countries that took place in Sibiu, Romania. The paper outlines the theory and practice of industrial ecology as developed in the former centrally planned economies, and discussed issues specific to the (re)implementation of industrial ecology in transition countries.
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Popular article: Industrial Ecology
This article written by Cooperation for a Green Future staff Inga Grdzelishvili and Roger Sathre introduces industrial ecology and discusses the potential for its use in Caucusus countries. Industrial ecology is an innovative approach to organizing industrial activities that uses the structure and processes of natural ecosystems as a model. Industrial ecology seeks to integrate wastes and byproducts into the production process thus reducing the need for material extraction and waste disposal.
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Partnership: Racha Regional Museum
Cooperation for a Green Future has partnered with the Racha Regional Museum, located in the mountain town of Oni, to ensure that the priceless historical artifacts in its collection are preserved and displayed. The museum collection contains 14000 unique items from the fields of archeology, ethnography, numismatics, natural history, fine art, historical documents, manuscripts, and printed books. Their historical and cultural value is important not only regionally, but also as a significant part of the Georgian national cultural heritage.
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Brochure: Cooperation for a Green Future
This full-color, A4-sized brochure describes the goals and objectives of Cooperation for a Green Future.
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