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. Vehicles emit close to our breathing zone and contribute significantly to human exposure. Rapid urbanization, motorisation and sprawls is making our cities victims of killer pollution; congestion; oil guzzling and an obsessively car dependent infrastructure that threaten to destroy quality of life. Our cities originally designed as compact cities reduce travel trip length, need for motorized travel and emissions and promoted walking and cycling. But the focus of the city authorities is more towards providing car centric infrastructure and allowing high vehicular speeds through signal free corridors and flyovers. This trend needs to be reversed to firm up strategies to reduce emissions, energy impacts of transportation and reinvent mobility by having public transport walking and cycling oriented design and safe accessibility.
Centre for Science and Environment is organising a three-day training programme on clean air and sustainable transportation issues which aims to deepen the understanding of pollution challenge of urbanization; air quality monitoring, management and governance; clean and safe vehicle technology and fuels; in-use vehicle emissions challenge and vehicle inspection; mobility management strategies and urban design interventions to scale up public transport, multi-modal integration, walking and cycling, parking policy as a travel demand management measure etc to meet the combined objectives of public health, energy security, mobility management and climate risk mitigation.
This three-day orientation programme will be a combination of lectures, field visits and classroom exercises.
Module: Understanding the challenges of urbanization, air pollution and motorization
Pollution challenge of urbanization
Understanding air quality, trends, monitoring in cities
Why vehicles are a special challenge?
Public health and energy impact of motorization
Urban sprawls and mobility crisis
Module: Vehicle technology and fuel quality roadmap
Determinants of clean vehicle technology and fuel roadmap for clean transportation
Gaseous fuel programmes (CNG and LPG) – an opportunity to leapfrog
Fiscal solution to technology transformation
Module: The inspection challenge
Challenges of in-use vehicles
Vehicle inspection system in India
Ways to improve vehicle inspection programme
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
Module: Public transport planning and management
Conventional bus transport systems
Reorganisation and modernization for a scaled up bus transport system and design multi-modal integration
Funding public transport
Module: Travel demand management strategies
Leveraging parking policy
Fiscal policies to influence travel choices
Vehicle taxation policy
Open for: Students from environmental sciences, engineering, planning, urban design, architecture backgrounds, researchers, academicians, professionals, consultants and NGOs.
Date: September 24 – 26, 2014
Time: 10 am to 5.00 pm
Venue: Centre for Science and Environment
41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area
New Delhi – 110062
Course Fee: Rs. 9,000 per participant (50% discount in course fee for students and NGOs). The fee includes resource material, refreshments, lunch and transportation for field visits. The course fee does not include participant’s 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.
Registration: For registration, please send an email to Priyanka Chandola (firstname.lastname@example.org). Limited seats. Registration will be done on first come first served basis.
Centre for Science and Environment
41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area
New Delhi - 110062
Tel: 011 – 29955124, 9810414938 (Mobile)
Fax: 011 – 29955879