Orientation Programme on Urban Transportation Reforms for Liveable Cities
The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is organising a three-day orientation programme, ’Urban Transportation Reforms for Liveable Cities,’ in New Delhi from June 25 – 27, 2014 for government officials from different cities of India. The objective of this forum is to promote good regulatory practices in air quality and mobility management. Many Indian cities have already begun to develop action plans in response to the national air quality management policies and urban transport policies to achieve clean air and sustainable mobility. These along with the state level transportation and clean air action plans have created the policy opportunity for change. This forum will facilitate interaction with a select group of experts and resource persons to capture the learning in the region as well as demonstrate change through field based case studies.
Challenges of urbanisation and mobility management
Environmental impacts -- air pollution, congestion, public health, energy and climate impacts of motorisation
Sprawling cities: Landuse and travel
Strategies to scale up public transport and design multi-modal integration
Bus sector reforms for efficient public transport system
Walking and cycling
Non-motorised transport inclusive planning
Urban design interventions to enhance accessibility and safety
Parking policy as a travel demand management strategy
Fiscal policies to influence travel choices
Funding public transport
Lessons from JNNURM programme
Open for: Government officials from municipal corporations, city development authorities, transport departments and bus transport corporations.
CSE will not charge any course fee for the orientation programme. However, the cost of stay and travel will be borne by the participants. We can assist participants’ book appropriate accommodation close to the training venue.
A certificate of participation will be awarded to the participants at the end of the programme
Date: June 25 – 27, 2014
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Venue: Centre for Science and Environment,
41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area New Delhi – 110062
Nominations: The concerned departments are requested to send nominations to Priyanka Chandola at email@example.com or by fax at 011 – 29955879.
Centre for Science and Environment,
41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area New Delhi - 110062
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.