Date: December 17 – 19, 2014
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 urbanisation, 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 (CSE) is organising a three-day training programme which aims to deepen the understanding of pollution challenge of urbanisation; 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 programme is designed specially to help students and professionals to prepare for future urban transportation, mobility and environmental challenges and to help them in advancing in their professional careers.
This three-day training programme will be a combination of lectures, field visits and classroom exercises.
Module: Understanding challenges of urbanisation, air pollution and motorisation
Module: Urban air quality: Monitoring and management
Module: Vehicle technology and fuel quality roadmap
Module: The inspection challenge
Module: Planning for NMT inclusive transport
Module: Public transport planning and management
Module: Travel demand management strategies
Open for: Students from environmental sciences, social sciences, engineering, planning, urban design, architecture backgrounds, researchers, academicians, professionals, consultants and NGOs.
A certificate of participation will be awarded to the participants at the end of the programme
Date: December 17 – 19, 2014
Time: 10 am to 5 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.
Last date of registration: December 12, 2014 (Limited seats. Registration will be done on first come first served basis)
For registration, kindly contact:
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