3 day 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.
Course content
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. 
Course duration 
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 to group participation of 3 or more students from the same institution). 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.
Apply: E-mail your curriculum vitae to Priyanka chandola ( Ruchita Bansal ( Limited seats; registration will be done on first come first basis.  
Last date for applying: February 25th, 2014
For Registration kindly contact
Priynaka 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

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