Sustainable Urban Mobility in Developing Countries
UPCOMING SESSION IN 2017
18 September - 8 December (English)
18 septiembre - 8 diciembre (Spanish)
18 septembre - 8 décembre (Français)
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.
This online course, based on the material jointly developed by GIZ and UNITAR, is designed to provide answers to the abovementioned questions, as well as solutions and alternative approaches in the area of urban transport planning that target a more sustainable transport system in Developing Cities. It 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.
Content and Structure
- 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