e-Learning course 'Sustainable Urban Mobility in Developing Countries' now opens for registration

GIZ logo17 October 2012, Geneva, Switzerland - UNITAR, in partnership with GIZ, the German Technical Cooperation, is launching a new session of the e-Learning course Sustainable Urban Mobility in Developing Countries, from 26 November 2012 to 15 March 2013.

The online course Sustainable Urban Mobility in Developing Countries, based on the material jointly developed by GIZ and UNITAR, is designed to provide solutions and suggest alternative approaches in the area of urban transport planning, towards a more sustainable transport system in Developing Cities.

urban mobilityThe e-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 main issues of sustainable transport including transport demand management, improved public and non-motorized transport, environmental protection, road safety, and gender in transport. Other course topics include economic and financial instruments, institutional improvements, regulation of markets and environmental standards.

The 6-module course is based on sound adult pedagogical principles including, among others, self-assessment activities, quizzes and case study, as well as social elements such as group review exercises and a discussion board. It is distributed in such a way to ensure the achievement of the learning objectives in a flexible manner.

The course consists of the 6 following modules:

  • 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

Comprehensive information about the course and registration at www.unitar.org/event/urbanmobility2012.

For further information, please send an email at e-ldp@unitar.org.