Chaos (but wait for chaos management)

Iran Teheran pedestrian crossing

This website for The Streets of Iran ( is today a total mess. It has been dormant, ignored for the last three years while our attention has been turned elsewhere. However as part of a major update of the World Streets website at we have decided to see if we can pump some life into what we still several years later believe to be a worthy networking effort.

Basically our goal is to see if we can create a lively bilingual network of people within Iran but also others who are interested in seeing how Iranian cities and their institutions are coping with the challenges of sustainable transportation and sustainability more generally. (And if it happens that as we move ahead with this and  become more familiar with all that is out there to help those of us wishing to understand better the city transport scene in Iran, you can be sure that their efforts will be put into the first line.)

As a first small step, we shall in the coming weeks start to inject useful content and organize the overall framework for this information here. At the same time we shall see what we can do with the parallel Facebook site that you can find at

So, please do not be discouraged by the present messiness of all of this, and if you have an interest in following or contributing to this collaborative effort it would be great to hear from you.

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Eric Britton
9, rue Gabillot, 69003 Lyon France

Bio: Educated as an international development economist, Eric Britton is an American political scientist, teacher and sustainability activist who has worked on missions and advisory assignments on all continents. 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, civil society and sustainable development. Founding editor of World Streets: The Politics of Transport in Cities | See Britton online at and @ericbritton

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