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Course Description

This course provides a comprehensive understanding of urban transport planning, focusing on integration across various modes of transportation to create sustainable, efficient, and inclusive urban mobility systems. Participants will explore the principles, methodologies, and best practices of integrated transport planning, with a focus on addressing the complex challenges faced by modern urban areas. Through case studies, interactive discussions, and practical exercises, participants will develop the skills and knowledge necessary to design and implement integrated transport solutions that promote accessibility, safety, and environmental sustainability in urban environments.

Target audience

  • Officials in strategic transport management positions at both public and private sectors.
  • Individuals aspiring to participate in the Transport Planning Advisory Services at government level.
  • Transport Economics / Engineering graduates aspiring to become practitioners in the transportation planning landscape.

Learning Outcomes

After attending this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Understand the complexities of urban transportation systems and the factors influencing mobility patterns in cities.
  2. Analyze the interplay between urban planning, land use, and transportation infrastructure in shaping urban mobility.
  3. Explore different modes of transportation, including public transit, cycling, walking, and emerging technologies.
  4. Examine best practices and innovative approaches to integrated urban transport planning from around the world.
  5. Evaluate the social, economic, environmental, and public health impacts of transportation policies and interventions.
  6. Develop skills in data analysis, modeling, and simulation for urban transport planning and decision-making.
  7. Collaborate with stakeholders to design and implement holistic transport strategies that prioritize sustainability, accessibility, and inclusivity.

Course duration

The course is two (2) days.

Course Content/Syllabus/Topics

Module 1: Introduction to Urban Transport Planning

  • Overview of urban transportation systems and challenges
  • Historical perspectives and evolution of urban mobility
  • Principles of integrated transport planning and sustainable development

Module 2: Urban Form, Land Use, and Transportation

  • Relationship between land use patterns, urban design, and transportation infrastructure
  • Transit-oriented development and smart growth principles
  • Case studies of successful integration of land use and transportation planning

Module 3: Modes of Transportation

  • Public transit systems: bus rapid transit (BRT), light rail transit (LRT), metro systems
  • Active transportation: walking and cycling infrastructure
  • Shared mobility services: ride-sharing, bike-sharing, micro-mobility solutions
  • Innovative technologies: electric vehicles, autonomous vehicles, mobility-as-a-service (MaaS)

Module 4: Policy and Governance in Urban Transport

  • Policy frameworks and regulatory mechanisms governing urban transportation
  • Funding mechanisms and financing strategies for transport infrastructure projects
  • Multi-level governance and stakeholder coordination in transport planning and decision-making

Module 5: Sustainable Transport Planning

  • Environmental considerations: reducing carbon emissions, promoting clean energy alternatives
  • Social equity and accessibility: addressing transportation disadvantage and improving mobility for vulnerable populations
  • Economic viability and cost-benefit analysis of transport investments

Module 6: Data Analysis and Modeling for Transport Planning

  • Data collection methods and sources for urban transport planning
  • Introduction to transport modeling techniques: travel demand modeling, traffic simulation
  • Case studies demonstrating the application of data analytics in transport planning

Module 7: Case Studies and Best Practices

  • Examining successful examples of integrated urban transport planning from cities around the world
  • Lessons learned and transferable strategies for addressing common transport challenges
  • Guest lectures by practitioners and experts in the field of urban transport planning

Module 8: Project Development and Implementation

  • Group projects: applying concepts and methodologies learned to real-world urban transport scenarios
  • Designing integrated transport solutions tailored to specific urban contexts
  • Presenting project proposals and recommendations to stakeholders

Training methodology

The training delivery model will be virtually over two (2) days.

Course Costing


Course Dates

17-18 September 2024

26-27 September 2024

05-06 December 2024

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