28 February 2013, Geneva, Switzerland - The Local Development Programme of UNITAR, in partnership with the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), is launching an e-Learning course in Spanish on Sustainable Urban Mobility in Developing Countries. The course will be running from 3 April to 10 July 2013.

The course addresses below questions as well as provides solutions and alternative approaches that target a more sustainable transport system in developing cities.

  • Do we dare to create a transport model different from that of the so-called advanced world cities?
  • Do we dare to create a transport system giving priority to the needs of the poor majority rather than the automobile owning minority?
  • Are we trying to find the most efficient, economical way to move a city’s population, as cleanly and as comfortable as possible?

This innovative online course aims to enhance the capacity of local decision makers and urban and transportation planners to formulate and implement appropriate policies that contribute to sustainability in urban transport in developing countries. It offers the space to discuss relevant sustainable transport issues such as transport demand management, improved public and non-motorized transport, environmental protection, road safety, and gender in transport. Furthermore, it deals with means such as economic and financial instruments, institutional improvements, regulation of markets and environmental standards.

Reserve your place by registering now at www.unitar.org/event/es/movilidadurbana.

Deadline for registration is 27 March 2013.

Download the course flyer (PDF).

If you have any questions, please send an email to e-ldp@unitar.org.