The rapid, unplanned and uncoordinated growth of cities has seriously jeopardized existing transport systems and significantly increased the challenge of creating future transport systems, especially in developing countries. It is in the developing countries, mainly in urban areas, where the greatest growth of the automotive fleet has been seen in recent years and is expected for the coming years. The environmental and social impacts of these trends are significant. These impacts include congestion, energy consumption, air pollution, safety deficiencies and traffic accidents.
The course aims to improve the capacity of local decision makers and transport planners to formulate and implement appropriate policies that contribute to the sustainability of urban transport in cities in developing countries. The course provides the space to analyze the most important issues of sustainable transport, including transport demand management, improving public and non-motorized transport, environmental protection, road safety and other gender issues in transportation.
Urban Growth and Strategies for Sustainable Urban Transport
Municipal Mobility Management
Public Transportation Services
Management, financing and Institutions
Energy and Environment
Social and Security Matters
This six-module course is based on sound pedagogical principles of learning. Each module includes readings, self-assessment activities and mandatory exams. In addition to this, the course comprises a series of practical and collaborative activities. Participants should work on a case study, where they can apply their knowledge in a practical way, as well as conduct peer reviews and participate in the discussion forum. Learning activities are distributed in such a way that learning objectives can be flexibly achieved. All course activities are moderated by a high-level transportation expert.
PROFILE OF PARTICIPANTS
The course is open to urban and transportation planners, decision-makers from local governments, as well as representatives from the national government, the private sector, NGOs and international organizations involved in the global transportation sector. It is advisable to have prior basic knowledge in urban transport and / or urban planning matters.
Participants who obtain a minimum score of 70% will receive a culmination certificate. On the other hand, participants who complete all compulsory activities but obtain a score lower than 70% will receive a certificate of participation.