SUTP Resources


Resources Overview

CAPSUT’s learning and training resources are organized based on GIZ SUTP’s documentation and will be broadened with other institutions‘ material during 2014. The current resources are divided into six broad themes, based on GIZ SUTP’s Sourcebook and related documents. You can find resources related to each theme by clicking the icons above. Each theme contains four kinds of resources: Sourcebook Modules, Training Documents, Technical Documents, and links to other relevant websites.

A full list of all GIZ SUTP documents is available in English, as well as in Chinese and Spanish.

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The Sourcebook Modules are the core of the knowledge base and address the key areas of a sustainable transport policy framework for a developing city. Sourcebook Modules feature:

  • A practical orientation, focusing on best practices in planning and regulation and, where possible, successful experiences in developing cities.
  • Contributors that are leading experts in their fields.
  • Non-technical language (to the extent possible), with technical terms explained.
  • An attractive and easy-to-read, colour layout.
  • All modules available in English
  • Some modules available in other languages, mainly Spanish, Chinese, and Bahasa Indonesian, but also including Ukrainian, Romanian, Portuguese, French, Vietnamese, and Korean.
  • Periodic updates via the Internet.

PDF versions of the modules are available in the six theme pages linked above. Due to the constant updating of all modules, print versions of the English language edition are no longer available. A print version of the first 20 modules in Chinese is sold throughout China by Communication Press.

The Training and Technical Documents are intended to complement the Sourcebook and to provide more in-depth information. These documents include:

  • BRT Planning Guide
  • Mass Transit Training
  • Bus Planning and Regulation
  • Non-Motorised Transport
  • Public Awareness and Behaviour Change
  • Transport Demand Management (TDM)

The links listed at the bottom of each theme will direct you to additional resources produced by other organizations.

Who are these resources for?

These materials are intended for policy-makers in developing cities, and their advisors. This target audience is reflected in the content, which provides policy tools appropriate for application in a range of developing cities. The academic sector (e.g., universities) has also benefited from these materials.

How are they supposed to be used?

These materials can be used in a number of ways. Personnel involved in various aspects of urban transport planning, provision, and policymaking can use different modules suited to their area of work. The Sourcebook can be easily adapted to fit into a formal short course training event, or can serve as a guide for developing an urban transport curriculum or training program.

Questions or Comments?

We are happy to answer any questions regarding the use of the resources provided here. We also welcome your comments or suggestions. Please write to us at and, or by mail at:

Manfred Breithaupt
GIZ, Division 44
P. O. Box 5180
65726 Eschborn, Germany