The Local Development Program of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), in partnership with GIZ, the German Technical Cooperation, is launching a new session of the e-learning course Sustainable Urban Mobility in Developing Countries, from 14 November 2011 to 2 March 2012.
Based on material jointly developed by GIZ and UNITAR, the course is designed to provide urban and transport planners and decision makers working in developing cities with more sustainable solutions and approaches to common transportation issues.
The e-course aims to enhance the capacity of local decision makers and urban and transportation planners to formulate and implement appropriate policies that contribute to sustainability in urban transport in developing countries. It allows an analysis of the main issues of sustainable transport including transport demand management, improved public and non-motorized transport, environmental protection, road safety, and gender in transport. It also deals with means such as economic and financial instruments, institutional improvements, regulation of markets and environmental standards.
The 6-module course includes self-assessment activities, quizzes and case studies, as well as social elements such as group review exercises and a discussion board. Participants can choose a pace suited to their schedules to best meet their learning objectives.
The course consists of the 6 following modules:
• Module 1 – Urban growth and strategies for sustainable development
• Module 2 – Municipal mobility management
• Module 3 – Public transport services
• Module 4 – Management, financing and institutions
• Module 5 – Energy and environment
• Module 6 – Safety and social issues