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Capacity Building Programme: Building Leaders in Urban Transport Planning

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A 7-day learning event is being held in Dubai from 5-11 March 2016. The event aims at developing leadership capabilities in urban mobility planning. It seeks to create awareness of what integrated mobility planning involves, what are its different components and how it needs to be undertaken. It will use a “hands on” learning approach, making extensive use of case studies, group exercises and site visits – all aimed at highlighting linkages between the different components of the urban transport system. The workshop will be preceded by a 5-week self-learning phase, from participants’ work locations, during which they will need to go through a self-learning course, based on materials provided to them. The self study phase will involve about 24 hours of self paced learning (approximately one hour a day), and will cover topics ranging from land use and transport planning to environmental and social issues in urban transport planning. The workshop will seek to bring all the pieces together through case studies and group work, and will cover aspects such as:

• Diagnosing the key problems being faced by a city

• Systematic approach to Integrated Mobility Planning

• Corridor Management

• Public Transport Planning and Evaluating Alternatives

• Role of Government

• Financing and PPP

The event is being organised jointly by the World Bank and the UITP MENA Center for Transport Exellence, with support from Dubai Roads and Transport Authority, PPIAF,  Korea Green Growth Trust Fund, and ESMAP,