Orientation workshop on Solutions to pollution and mobility crisis for liveable cities

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is organising a three-day orientation workshop, 'Solutions to pollution and mobility crisis for liveable cities' at New Delhi from August 30 - September 1, 2012. This forum will bring together a select group of grassroot actors/groups from different cities of India and South Asia to learn and share the experiences and action to combat pollution and mobility crisis to make our cities liveable. The objective of this forum is experience sharing and to promote good regulatory practices in air quality and mobility management.

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 vehicular emissions contribute significantly to human exposure. Rapid motorisation is making our cities victims of killer pollution, congestion nightmare, crippling oil guzzling and an obsessively car dependent infrastructure that threaten to destroy quality of life. This trend needs to be reversed. Cities will have to reinvent mobility to get out this urban nightmare.

Course content

This interactive forum will cover a range of issues including:

  • Pollution challenge of urbanisation
  • Public health challenge
  • Understanding air quality, trends and monitoring challenges
  • Challenges of mobility management
  • Strategies to scale up public transport and design multi-modal integration
  • Bus sector reforms
  • Making cities walkable and promoting non-motorised transport
  • Parking policy as a congestion reduction strategy
  • Funding public transport
  • Vehicle technology and clean fuel roadmap
  • Gaseous fuel programmes – an opportunity to leapfrog
  • Challenges of in-use vehicles and transit traffic
  • Vehicle inspection system in India and ways to improve it
  • Customised case studies and field visits

Open for
This workshop is targeted at grassroot actors/groups which are passionate about clean air and sustainable transportation issues to make their cities liveable and are currently involved and advocating for these issues in their respective cities and towns to bring about change.

Workshop schedule

Date: August 30 - September 1, 2012
Venue: Centre for Science and Environment
             41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area
             New Delhi – 110062

Timing: 10 am to 5.30 pm daily

How to apply: Applications are invited from interested grassroot actors/groups specifying their work on air quality and transportation issue in their respective cities and towns, their action and impact and specifically why they wish to attend this orientation workshop and how it will benefit their work. Applications should be addressed to Priyanka Chandola and sent by post at the address mentioned below or by email at priyanka@cseindia.org or by fax at +91 – 11 – 29955879.

CSE will support the travel-related expenses (as per the institutional guidelines of the public interest research institute) and accommodation of the selected participants.

Last date of applying: August 20, 2012

For more details, write to Priyanka Chandola at priyanka@cseindia.org

Course contact:

Priyanka Chandola
Right To Clean Air Campaign
Centre for Science and Environment
41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area
New Delhi – 110062
Tel: +91 - 11 - 29955124
       +91 - 9810414938 (Mobile)
Fax: +91 – 11 - 29955879
Email: priyanka@cseindia.org