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GFDD and FUNGLODE Publication "El Metro" Now Available in Digital Audio Format

New York, May 16, 2014


Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) is pleased to announce that the publication from its Research and Ideas series, "El Metro and the Impacts of Transportation System Integration in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic” is now available as an audio book on Amazon, Audible and iTunes websites (hyperlink to each). 

Now, for the first time, a new audience of avid listeners can hear an analysis of the Santo Domingo Metro and Feeder Bus System, which has been vividly brought to life by professional narrator, Jean-Marc Berne and recorded, edited and mastered by Monica Cohen. GFDD's latest "thoughtful entertainment" product  is down-loadable straight to your smart-phone, e-reader device or tablet and can help transform your work commute or home chores into easy listening pleasure!
The "El Metro" publication was originally written by GFDD Research Fellow, Carl Allen, and edited by the Foundation's Executive Director, Natasha Despotovic in 2012.  A graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School PhD Program in Public Policy and Urban Planning,  Dr. Allen's  research  is a comprehensive study and evaluation of the potential impact of the transportation system on poverty alleviation, congestion, pollution, urban growth, and social and economic advancement.

The subject of sustainable transportation and green development has been  at the core of the mission of GFDD and its sister organization in the Dominican Republic, FUNGLODE.  On an ongoing basis, the Foundations organize international forums, festivals, workshops, training programs and lectures, which have helped promote a generation of scholarship aimed at influencing public policy on economic and social development -- both at the national and international level.
 It is hoped that GFDD's new audio book series will continue to grow,  highlighting a wider selection of the Foundation's interests including; education, environment, health, urban development and history, among other current topics.

About Audio Books

Audible, Inc., an Amazon.com, Inc. subsidiary, is the leading provider of premium digital spoken audio information and entertainment on the Internet, offering customers a new way to enhance and enrich their every day lives. Audible content, which includes more than 100,000 audio programs from more than 1,800 content providers of leading audio book publishers, broadcasters, entertainers, magazines, newspaper publishers, and business information providers, is digitally downloaded and played back on over 500 popular devices.

About GFDD Research and Ideas Publications

The publication series includes research papers, articles, speeches and keynote addresses on critical issues that directly impact upon the contemporary world, offering national, regional and global points of view.The selected works present  a scrupulous analysis and introduce innovative ideas seeking to inspire and contribute to a better understanding of the world around and thus empower us to act in a more informed, efficient and harmonious way.

Links:
www.publications.globalfoundationdd.org

Audible website link
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Amazon website link
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iTunes website link
https://itunes.apple.com/en/audiobook/metro-impacts-transportation/id875054038?l=en