Training Programme on Policy, Planning and Design for Sustainable Mobility
Indian cities were originally designed as compact entities to reduce travel trip length. But with rapid urbanization and motorization, our sprawling cities are becoming victims of killer pollution, congestion, and a crippling oil guzzling, car dependent infrastructure that endangers our quality of life. While sprawling cities, flyovers and signal- free corridors are increasing distances, subways and foot overbridges are taking away the right of pedestrians to cross at grade; gated communities are increasing dependence on personal vehicles. This car-centric infrastructure is leading to isolated road stretches without hawkers and vendors compromising safety and road design leading to accident risk. This trend needs to be reversed to reinvent mobility by having public transport, walking and cycle-oriented design and safe accessibility.
Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is offering a three-day training programme to sensitise young professionals and students on urban design planning and policy interventions for sustainable transport required to make our cities liveable. This programme aims to deepen the understanding of challenge of urbanisation, environmental impact, mobility crisis, mobility management strategies and urban design interventions to scale up public transport, multi-modal integration, walking and cycling and parking policy as a travel demand management measure.
The three day training programme would be a combination of lectures, field visits and class room exercise
Module: Understanding the challenges of urbanization and motorization
Why vehicles are a special challenge?
Energy, planning and built environment
Ensuring low emissions through advanced vehicle technology and fuels
Sprawling cities: Land use and travel
Understanding travel behavior
Social inequity and planning
Module: Planning for NMT inclusive transport
Non motorized transport: Inherent strength of our cities
Building infrastructure for pedestrian and non-motorised transport
Urban design interventions to enhance accessibility and safety
Hands on exercise: Audits and class room
Module: Public transport planning and management
Conventional bus transport systems
Reorganisation and modernization for a scaled up bus transport system
Strategies to scale up public transport and design multi-modal integration
Funding and financing mechanisms
Module: Travel demand management strategies
Leveraging parking policy
Fiscal policies to influence travel choices
Vehicle taxation policy
Congestion and road pricing
Open for: Students from planning, urban design, architecture and engineering backgrounds, young professionals, consultants and NGOs.
A certificate of participation will be awarded to the participants at the end of the programme
Date: March 25 – 27, 2014
Time: 10 am to 5.30 pm
Venue: Centre for Science and Environment
41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area
New Delhi – 110062
Course Fee: Rs. 9,000 per participant (50% discount for students). The fee includes resource material, refreshments, lunch and transportation for field visits. The course fee does not include participants accommodation and travel. CSE can help book appropriate accommodation for the outstation participants close to the venue, the cost for which will be borne by the participants.
Priyanka Chandola Deputy Programme Manager
Right to Clean Air Campaign
Centre for Science and Environment
41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area
New Delhi - 110062 Tel: +91 (011) 40616000 (Ext.236) M: +91 9810414938
Ruchita Bansal Programme Officer,
Right to Clean air Campaign,
Centre for Science and Environment,
41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area,
New Delhi-110062 Tel: +91 (011) 40616000 (Ext.236) M: +91 9899416984
Air pollution is the fifth largest killer and seventh biggest illness burden in India as estimated by the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) report. The speed at which urban air pollution is growing across our cities is alarming. Severe particulate pollution and newer pollutants like nitrogen oxides, ozone and air toxics are worsening the public health challenge. Vehicles are a special challenge as these are the fastest growing sources of air pollution. Vehicles emit close to our breathing zone and contribute significantly to human exposure.