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Leaders in Urban Transport Planning (LUTP)


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

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.

Group Exercises

City group exercises present the context of a city and its diverse set of issues. Groups are asked to prioritize the city issues and brainstorm on applicable short and medium-term solutions to improve the city livability. The city case group exercise is a valuable opportunity to apply what has been learned during the workshop and exchange with people with diverse backgrounds and skills. Groups are then invited to present their work and the recommendations they would give to city leaders.