Institutions, Financing and Policy Orientation

The publications in the first category focus on the institutional and policy set-ups necessary for a successful sustainable transport agenda in a city. Political will and considerable input from the local and national governments when developing such policies are a key issue for success.

With the following map the SUTP-Team wants to give an overview on local urban mobility plans and public transport plans worldwide, which aim at provoking a behavioural change by improving the quality of public transport through policies, infrastructural enhancements and institutional changes:

Please note that this overview is not complete. If you know about a local urban mobility plan or public transport plan that is not listed or about changes to the listed plans, we would appreciate if you could inform us by writing to transport@giz.de.

 

Our Publications

Find hereafter publications such as case studies, fact sheets, technical and training documents, all dealing with Institutions, Financing and Policy Orientation:

Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Standard 2.1

Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Standard 2.1

The TOD Standard is a powerful tool to help shape and assess urban development. It focuses on maximizing the benefits of public transit and non-motorized mobility while placing the emphasis firmly back on the users: people.

The Standard outlines eight core principles of urban design and land use, each supported by specific performance objectives and easily measurable indicators, or metrics. Together, they promote safe, balanced and vibrant neighborhoods around stations; short and well-connected pedestrian and cycling networks; densities that ensure strong customer bases for local services and public transport; and minimal car traffic and parking interference.

Second edition: 2014

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SUTP Module 1a - The Role of Transport in Urban Development Policy

SUTP Module 1a - The Role of Transport in Urban Development Policy

This module sets out a ‘new vision’ of urban transport for developing cities. Written by former mayor of Bogotá Enrique Peñalosa, it draws from the recent experience of Bogotá, Colombia and shows how basic problems of urban transport are more political rather than technical.

First edition: 2002.

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SUTP Module 1b - Urban Transport Institutions

SUTP Module 1b - Urban Transport Institutions

This module presents an analysis of urban transport institutional successes and failures in developing cities. It considers several in-depth case studies in a range of countries, explaining how institutional shortcomings have arisen and manifested. The module draws conclusions from the case studies in the form of recommended policy approaches required for effective urban transport institutions.

First edition: 2002.

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SUTP Module 1c - Private Sector Participation in Urban Transport Infrastructure Provision

SUTP Module 1c - Private Sector Participation in Urban Transport Infrastructure Provision

This module describes benefits and pitfalls of private sector participation (PSP). It provides detailed case studies of PSP in a range of developing countries and concludes with some carefully considered policy recommendations for developing cities. The module emphasises that PSP in urban transport infrastructure provision should happen in the context of achieving wider mobility and access objectives, and not as an end in itself.

First edition: 2002.

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SUTP Module 1d - Economic Instruments (Manfred Breithaupt, GIZ)

SUTP Module 1d - Economic Instruments (Manfred Breithaupt, GIZ)

One of the best ways to influence travel behaviour is through economic instruments. This module surveys successful experiences on fuel and vehicle taxes, road pricing and other instruments, showing that a range of often under-utilised policy options exists for developing cities.

First edition: 2002.

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SUTP Module 1e - Raising Public Awareness about Sustainable Urban Transport

SUTP Module 1e - Raising Public Awareness about Sustainable Urban Transport

Public awareness, support and information campaigns are crucial to the formulation and implementation of any sustainable transport policy in developing cities. Key components of carrying out a cost-effective initiative to raise public awareness about sustainable transport include determining a target audience, developing a strategic approach, and establishing an effective “Working Group”.

First edition: 2002.

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SUTP Module 1f - Financing Sustainable Urban Transport

SUTP Module 1f - Financing Sustainable Urban Transport

The publication presents financing instruments for sustainable urban transport, and shows how to combine them. It is aimed at policy makers, financial sector specialists and urban planners/practitioners working on key challenges related to financing urban transport systems.

First edition: 2010.

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SUTP Module 1g - Urban Freight in Developing Cities

SUTP Module 1g - Urban Freight in Developing Cities

The SUTP Sourcebook module describes the importance of freight transportation in the context of urban development and provides detailed information on available options to meet current and future challenges for urban goods transport in rapidly growing cities of the developing world.

First edition: 2010.

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GIZ International Fuel Price Series

GIZ International Fuel Price Series

The bi-annual International Fuel Prices report provides an overview of the retail prices of gasoline and diesel in over 170 countries and thus aims to offer a worldwide comparison. It explores recent trends and case studies on fuel prices and fuel pricing policies in developing countries. Additionally, further publications provide more in-depth analyses of fossil fuel related issues in specific countries. Lastly, the GIZ International Fuel Price Database provides a collection of country factsheets as well as information on technologies, energy use and cross-cutting issues related to global fuel prices and policies.

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    SUTP Technical Document # 5: Accessing Climate Finance for Sustainable Transport: A Practical Overview

    SUTP Technical Document # 5: Accessing Climate Finance for Sustainable Transport: A Practical Overview

    A practical guide for developing country's governments on how to access climate funds for sustainable land transport interventions, focusing on climate change mitigation and existing and proposed sources of climate finance in the context of the land transport sector.

    First edition: 2010.

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    SUTP Technical Document # 7: Sustainable Transport Evaluation

    SUTP Technical Document # 7: Sustainable Transport Evaluation

    The study outlines options for choosing appropriate indicators and evaluation schemes for sustainable transport. It also summarizes the benefits of an evaluation scheme not only for national and local governments, but also for donors and the scientific community.

    First edition: 2011.

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    SUTP Technical Document # 8: Rising Automobile Dependency: How to Break the Trend?

    SUTP Technical Document # 8: Rising Automobile Dependency: How to Break the Trend?

    Developing cities are facing the crisis of increasing automobiles and thereby the consequences such as reduced air quality, road safety and economic loss. This document addresses the issue of rising automobile dependency with examples from Zurich, Switzerland; Copenhagen, Denmark; Muenster and Freiburg, Germany, and Curitiba, Brazil.

    First edition: 2011.

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    SUTP Technical Document # 10: Fighting Corruption in the Road Transport Sector

    SUTP Technical Document # 10: Fighting Corruption in the Road Transport Sector

    The Technical Document explains what corruption is, and why it is so detrimental for economy and society. It gives hints how corruption in the transport sector may be detected, and what can be done to prevent corruption in the transport sector.

    First edition: 2012.

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    SUTP Technical Document # 13: Urban Mobility Plans - National Approaches and Local Practices

    SUTP Technical Document # 13: Urban Mobility Plans - National Approaches and Local Practices

    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. 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.

    First edition: 2014.

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    Financing Sustainable Urban Transport – The International Review of National Urban Transport Policies and Programmes

    Financing Sustainable Urban Transport – The International Review of National Urban Transport Policies and Programmes

    The study presents an analysis of a variety of financing and planning practices worldwide in order to help decision-makers identify suitable elements for their local context. While focusing on decision-makers in China, the study is also relevant for other countries facing similar challenges. It presents insights into financing arrangements for urban transport in eight countries: Brazil, Colombia, France, Germany, India, Mexico, The United Kingdom and the United States of America.

    First edition: 2013.

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    SUTP Case Study # 3: Sustainable Urban Mobility - The Example of Istanbul

    SUTP Case Study # 3: Sustainable Urban Mobility - The Example of Istanbul

    This study assesses the transport problems Istanbul currently faces and gives an overview of the sustainable transport strategies available to the city. In particular, BRT related measures are outlined. The paper gives orientation for transport planners and policy makers who wish to promote sustainable urban mobility in their cities.

    First edition: 2011.

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    SUTP Case Study # 7: Negotiating the Deal to enable the first Rea Vaya bus operating company

    SUTP Case Study # 7: Negotiating the Deal to enable the first Rea Vaya bus operating company

    The SUTP Case Study deals with the transition process from informal paratransit services to a full-scale BRT scheme in Johannesburg, South Africa. It provides a rare, detailed insight in the complicated but successful negotiations between the City of Johannesburg and representatives of more than 300 individual minibus-taxi owners.

    First edition: 2011.

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    Case Study - Big Cities, Big Challenges - Sustainable Urban Transport across Major Middle East and North African Cities

    Case Study - Big Cities, Big Challenges - Sustainable Urban Transport across Major Middle East and North African Cities

    Using examples of international best practices, this report gives an overview of the challenges sustainable urban transport faces in the MENA region and offers possible solutions.

    First edition: 2015.

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    Sustainable Urban Transport Guide Germany – Berlin

    Sustainable Urban Transport Guide Germany – Berlin

    A travel guide to discover Berlin by sustainable transport, and to learn about the city’s approach for sustainable mobility. 

    First edition: 2014.

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    Fact Sheet: Sustainable Urban Transport: Avoid-Shift-Improve (A-S-I)

    Fact Sheet: Sustainable Urban Transport: Avoid-Shift-Improve (A-S-I)

    A quick introduction to our approach for sustainable urban mobility. Published in 2011.

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    Fact Sheet: Transport in a Green Economy

    Fact Sheet: Transport in a Green Economy

    An overview on how transport can contribute to a Green Economy. Published in 2011.

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    Reading List on Financing Sustainable Urban Transport

    Reading List on Financing Sustainable Urban Transport

    A guide to online resources in the field of Financing Sustainable Urban Transport. Published in December 2012.

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    Reading List on Tools for Sustainable Urban Transport Experts

    Reading List on Tools for Sustainable Urban Transport Experts

    A guide to standards & toolkits, quantification tools, design guidelines and cost comparisons. Published in February 2014.

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    Reading List on Urban Transport Policy and Planning Documents

    Reading List on Urban Transport Policy and Planning Documents

    A guide to Urban Transport Policy and Planning Documents of both developed and developing cities worldwide. Published in January 2011.

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    Presenting 10 Sustainable Urban Transport Leaders

    Presenting 10 Sustainable Urban Transport Leaders

    The booklet presents ten decision-makers who were or/and are instrumental in implementing Sustainable Urban Transport (SUT) in their cities, and shows what they did to succeed.

    First edition: 2011.

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    Changing Course in Urban Transport - An Illustrated Guide

    Changing Course in Urban Transport - An Illustrated Guide

    The illustrated book published by ADB and GIZ highlights the transport challenges in Asian cities, including the growing trend towards motorized transport. The publication also showcases low-carbon transport from around the world, which, if replicated on a large scale, could make Asian cities greener and more livable.

    First edition: 2011.

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    Challenges of urban transport in developing countries - a summary

    Challenges of urban transport in developing countries - a summary

    A 76-page summary document compiling information contained in various SUTP publications.

    First edition: 2006.

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