GEF-SUTP Training Modules on Sustainable Urban Transport Planning (2013)

The Government of India (GoI) initiated the Sustainable Urban Transport Project (SUTP) with support from the Global Environment Facility (GEF), UNDP, and the World Bank. The objective of the SUTP is to facilitate the provision of urban transport infrastructure and services in a manner that is consistent with the objectives of the National Urban Transport Policy (NUTP), which is a shift towards public transport and other sustainable modes of travel.  One major component of this project involves building capacity amongst practitioners in the field of urban transport in order to strengthen policy making, decision-making, project implementation and management, operations and project evaluation skills at the central, state and city levels. The capacity building component of GEF - SUTP aims to establish the needed capacity for regular skill development of practitioners, public officials, other public functionaries, and urban professionals in the field of urban transport to be able to find solutions to these problems and apply the skills to planning. Accordingly, a set of 10 subject modules, each for a group of topics on subjects associated with sustainable urban transport planning, were developed by EMBARQ India, GIZ-SUTP and UMTC. These 10 modules are structured in such a way so as to provide the necessary background together with case studies and relevant learning’s for India that will provide a base to build capacity amongst the practitioners, city officials, etc.

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Conceptualizing an urban transport project to plan for an existing or foreseen urban mobility issue requires a series of steps to ensure the concept works and sustains in reality. Each step acts as a stepping-stone to achieve the motive of the project. However, these steps may... Read More
Quality of life and economic prosperity in a region are strongly influenced by the efficiency of its transportation infrastructure. High levels of congestion, crowded public transport, poor air quality, and limited accessibility are serious concerns in many cities, and... Read More
Urban Transport is one of the most important and crucial sectors of urban infrastructure and services. The importance of an effective and efficient transport system to support and promote rational development of urban areas need hardly be stressed. Mckinsey Global Institute (... Read More
Indian cities contribute to over 60% of the country's GDP and are today facing the brunt of increasing urbanization, travel demand and personal motorization. Policies favoring the use of personal automobile, urban sprawl and mismatch of transport demand with reliable, good... Read More
This module presents the discussions related to Non-Motorized transport and how to implement cycling-inclusive policies in India based on international examples. Various cities in developed countries have already gone through a history on increased motorization and what is... Read More
It is acknowledged that unsustainable transport comes with a price. Poor environment and health of the citizens could be contributed to the failure of cities in developing countries to maintain a strong public transport system. Often, the public transport or mass transport... Read More
This sensitization module aims to present the gamut of the urban transport scenario in India and to understand the negative effects of a neglected and unsustainable urban transport system on the environment, energy, public health, and safety. It is a broad introduction to the... Read More
An effective urban transport system is vital for a successful society, economy, and a good quality of life. However, it has been proven that uncontrolled growth of transport has damaging effects on living conditions and our environment. One of the major side-effects of a... Read More
Topics: Road Safety
This module is a document that highlights the principles that need to be followed in the context of current urban transport planning in India. It is a guide for decision makers, planners and technicians in planning bodies, city municipalities, development authorities, and also... Read More
Impacts on environment are at the very core of any discussion about greater sustainability in the urban transport sector. After all, environmental concerns were the spark igniting the international dialogue on sustainable development almost 40 years ago. In today's... Read More