While each LUTP workshop is tailored to the unique learning needs and context of its audience, the program maintains a curriculum of case studies and group exercises used to facilitate discussion and interactive problem-solving around urban transport in developing countries. This learning approach recognizes that urban transport practitioners in developing countries have a wealth of practical experience and understanding that can be effectively tapped for peer-to-peer learning.
Case studies give participants experience in dealing with complex, real-world situations. Case studies provide curated background information to put participants in the role of decision-makers facing an urban transport problem or project (without giving any recommendation). In LUTP workshops, case studies leverage the fact that participants come from a diverse backgrounds to look at urban transport challenges and projects from multiple perspectives. After reading this background material, workshop facilitators lead participants through analysis of the situation from multiple perspectives and discovery of generalizable lesson to be learned from the case.
LUTP develops and delivers case studies under the guiding principles of Harvard Kennedy School’s Case Program for public policy dialogue. Click on any of the case studies in our collection listed below to learn more.