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Leaders in Urban Transport Planning Program (LUTP)



The “Leaders in Urban Transport Planning” program in Singapore attracted 66 participants from 13 countries


Brochure: Overview of the LUTP Program

As cities become the engines of economic growth, city officials and decision makers face a challenging task of developing and maintaining efficient urban transport systems. These systems must address the problems of severe congestion, deteriorating air quality, energy sustainability, and increasing numbers of road accidents.

However, urban transport planning and management is complex. It is more than choosing technologies. It involves the consideration of a variety of factors such as affordability, local culture, environmental issues, financing, energy use, and impacts on special populations such as the young and the old.

The complexities of urban systems make choosing the right strategy for many transport professionals a difficult task. The strategy must be comprehensive, and multi-modal. It must encompass both supply side and demand side measures. It has to go beyond a mere building of facilities to understanding linkages with land use, human behavior, affordability, and the environment. It needs to incorporate institutional arrangements and also ensure financial sustainability.

The program

The Leaders in Urban Transport Planning (LUTP) program helps participants develop a structured way of decision making that considers the complexities of urban transport. The program uses a "hands on" learning approach that makes extensive use of case studies, group exercises, and site visits to highlight the linkages among the different components of the urban transport system.

The centerpiece of the program is a seven-day workshop sponsored by a local partnering institution. The workshop is preceded by a self-learning phase which involves about 24 hours of self-paced learning (about 1 hour of work each day over a period of 5 weeks), and covers topics ranging from land use and transport planning to environmental and social issues in urban transport planning.

Optionally, the program can provide individual mentoring and international study tours. More information about these program components is provided in Program Structure.

The objectives

The LUTP program equips transport professionals with knowledge of integrated strategic planning and transport management. The program objectives are to build urban transport leadership that:

  • Understands the complexities of urban transport problems and possible context-sensitive solutions;
  • Recognizes the need for integrated mobility planning, what this planning involves, and how it should be undertaken;
  • Uses lessons learned from cities and cases for better decision making.

Target Participants

The LUTP program is designed for senior and mid-level transport professionals. Policymakers and planners from national, state and city level governments who are responsible for "putting the pieces together" will find the program very useful. Participants from civil society, consultants and potential faculty from local training institutions are also encouraged to apply.

Offerings in 2017

Location

Authority

Contact Name

Email

 

Ahmedabad

Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology

Nitika Bhakuni

nitika@cept.ac.in

 

Buenos Aires

WB

Santiago Ezequiel Arias

sarias1@worldbank.org

 

Dubai

UITP

Shewar Dure

dure.shewar@uitp.org

 

Marseille

 

CODATU

 

 

 

 

AFD

Lorenza Tomasoni-Pradel

ltomasoni@codatu.org

Chantal Picard

cpicard@codatu.org

 

Reda Souirgi

souirgir@afd.fr

 

Mexico

WRI

Leticia Murrieta

leticia.murrieta@wri.org

 

Bogota

WRI

Leticia Murrieta

leticia.murrieta@wri.org

 

Panama

UTP

Ivet Anguizola 

ivet.anguizola@utp.ac.pa

Analissa Icaza

analissa.icaza@utp.ac.pa

Seoul

KOTI

Peter Choong-Yeol Ye

ycy@koti.re.kr

Jisun Lee

jisunlee@koti.re.kr

Singapore

Land Transport Authority

Chean Chin SIAN

SIAN_Chean_Chin@lta.gov.sg

 

South Africa

UITP

BASAR Yasin

yasin.basar@uitp.org

 

Nairobi

WB

Beatrice Adhiambo Okiro

bokiro@worldbank.org

 


LUTP Sponsors and Partners

The LUTP program is managed by the World Bank. Financial support for LUTP is provided by the following sponsors:

  • The World Bank
  • The Australian Agency for International Development Aid
  • The Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP)
  • The Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF).

Each offering of the LUTP program is a joint effort of the World Bank and a local partnering organization.