Sustainable Urban Mobility in Developing Countries - E-learning Course from UNITAR (United Nations Institute for Training and Research)

18 Sept - 8 Dec, Home-based e-learning course, Switzerland Home-based
Organized by UNITAR In Partnership With The Deutsche Gesellschaft Für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Posted by Angela Montano, UNITAR

ABOUT THE COURSE

The rapid and often unplanned and uncoordinated growth of cities has seriously compromised existing transportation systems and significantly increased the challenge of creating new transportation systems, especially in developing countries. It is indeed in developing countries that the greatest growth in motor vehicles has been seen in the past few years and is expected in the future, primarily in urban areas. The environmental and social impacts are significant and directly related to quality of life and urban productivity. These impacts include congestion, energy consumption, air pollution, and traffic crashes. Thus, urban transportation issues are of foremost importance to support the mobility requirements in these growing cities and require new approaches.

COURSE OBJECTIVE

The course aims to enhance the capacity of local decision makers and urban and transportation planners to formulate and implement appropriate policies that contribute to sustainability in urban transport in developing countries. It allows an analysis of the important issues of sustainable transport including transport demand management, improved public and non-motorized transport, environmental protection, road safety, and gender in transport. In order to achieve sustainability, it also provides some means such as economic and financial instruments, institutional improvements, capacity building, regulation of markets and environmental standards.

CONTENT

Module 1
Urban growth and strategies for sustainable development

Module 2
Municipal mobility management

Module 3
Public transport services

Module 4
Management, financing and institutions

Module 5
Energy and environment

Module 6
Safety and social issues

METHODOLOGY

The course is based on UNITAR’s sound adult learning pedagogical principles. Each module includes readings, self-assessment activities and quizzes. Participants also engage in hands-on and collaborative tasks. They have to work on a case study, where they can apply their knowledge practically, as well as to do peer-reviews and participate in group discussions. The learning activities are distributed in such a way to ensure the achievement of the learning objectives in a flexible manner. All course activities are moderated by a high-level transportation expert.

PARTICIPANT PROFILE

The course is open to urban and transportation planners, decision-makers from local governments as well as representatives of service providers (national governments, private sector, NGOs) and international organizations involved in the transport sector worldwide. It is advisable to have prior basic knowledge of urban transport and/or urban planning issues.

CERTIFICATION

A certificate of completion will be issued to participants who achieve a minimum total score of 70%. A certificate of participation will be issued to participants who complete all mandatory activities but achieve a final score inferior to 70%.

2017-09-18 2017-12-08 Europe/London Sustainable Urban Mobility in Developing Countries - E-learning Course from UNITAR (United Nations Institute for Training and Research) ABOUT THE COURSE The rapid and often unplanned and uncoordinated growth of cities has seriously compromised existing transportation systems and significantly increased the challenge of creating new transportation systems, especially in developing countries. It is indeed in developing countries that the greatest growth in motor vehicles has been seen in the past few years and is expected in the future, primarily in urban areas. The environmental and social impacts are significant and directly related to quality of life and urban productivity. These impacts include congestion, energy consumption, air pollution, and traffic crashes. Thus, urban transportation issues are of foremost importance to support the mobility requirements in these growing cities and require new approaches. COURSE OBJECTIVE The course aims to enhance the capacity of local decision makers and urban and transportation planners to formulate and implement appropriate policies that contribute to sustainability in urban transport in developing countries. It allows an analysis of the important issues of sustainable transport including transport demand management, improved public and non-motorized transport, environmental protection, road safety, and gender in transport. In order to achieve sustainability, it also provides some means such as economic and financial instruments, institutional improvements, capacity building, regulation of markets and environmental standards. CONTENT Module 1Urban growth and strategies for sustainable development Module 2Municipal mobility management Module 3Public transport services Module 4Management, financing and institutions Module 5Energy and environment Module 6Safety and social issues METHODOLOGY The course is based on UNITAR’s sound adult learning pedagogical principles. Each module includes readings, self-assessment activities and quizzes. Participants also engage in hands-on and collaborative tasks. They have to work on a case study, where they can apply their knowledge practically, as well as to do peer-reviews and participate in group discussions. The learning activities are distributed in such a way to ensure the achievement of the learning objectives in a flexible manner. All course activities are moderated by a high-level transportation expert. PARTICIPANT PROFILE The course is open to urban and transportation planners, decision-makers from local governments as well as representatives of service providers (national governments, private sector, NGOs) and international organizations involved in the transport sector worldwide. It is advisable to have prior basic knowledge of urban transport and/or urban planning issues. CERTIFICATION A certificate of completion will be issued to participants who achieve a minimum total score of 70%. A certificate of participation will be issued to participants who complete all mandatory activities but achieve a final score inferior to 70%. Home-based e-learning course,Switzerland UNITAR in partnership with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

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