Welcome to the Sustainable Urban Transport Project (SUTP)
On November 19, the latest SUTP technical document “Urban Mobility Plans – National Approaches and Local Practice” has been launched at the Integrated Conference “Better Air Quality 2014 & 8th Regional Environmentally Sustainable Transport Forum” in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
The document reviews approaches for Urban Mobility Plans (UMP) from various countries and showcases a growing number of examples calling for a shift away from the traditional, infrastructure-oriented approach towards sustainable and people-oriented planning. Urban Mobility Plans are used as planning tool and policy instrument to guide the development of transport in urban areas and surrounding regions. In several countries, such as Brazil, France and India the development of Urban Mobility Plans has become an obligatory requirement for receiving national government funds for urban transport projects. The paper’s intension is to support local policy-makers and planners in shaping urban mobility planning processes and policies in an effective and inclusive manner.
The publication has been co-authored by Susanne Böhler-Baedeker (Rupprecht Consult), Christopher Kost (ITDP) and Mathias Merforth (GIZ), with vital inputs from Kartik Kumar (GIZ) and further contributors from various countries.
Soon, the document will be available as well in Spanish and Portuguese language.
Download the paper here.
Further information on the BAQ Conference 2014 and the EST-Forum can be found here: www.baq2014.org
Following the success of Transport Day 2013 in Warsaw (Poland), Bridging the Gap Initiative (BtG) and the Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) will be organising Transport Day 2014 in the context of COP 20 to be held in Lima, Peru on 7 December 2014.
This event will provide you opportunity to meet and discuss with transport professionals, international experts and funding agencies working on transport and climate change, and take part in lively discussions and debates followed by a networking cocktail.
Draft program outline of Transport Day 2014 is now available for download here.
Registration for Transport Day 2014 is now open. Visit http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/transportday2014reg for online registration. We can only accommodate 250 people so please register early to ensure your place.
GIZ, together with United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) will run its first course on sustainable urban mobility in developing countries in French language. The course will take place from 24 Nov 2014 - 27 Feb 2015, including a two-week break for Christmas.
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. The course will familiarize participants with contemporary approaches regarding transport demand management, improved public and non-motorized transport, environmental protection, road safety, and gender in transport.
Successful completion of the course requires participants to achieve a total score of at least 70% and entitles them to a certificate of completion. A certificate of participation will be issued to participants who took all the exercises but achieved a final score inferior to 70%.
Further information is available at www.unitar.org/event/mobilite-urbaine, where participants may register until November 20th, 2014.
The flyer is available here.