SUTP Training Topics

The following are the topics of the courses that have been held to date with a short description of their contents. The scope of each course depends on the city, country, region, and length of the course that will be developed, and on the agreements that are reached with the hosting/co-organizing government.

  • Sustainable Urban Transport:
    This course describes the general principles and policies that are part of a sustainable urban transport policy. It is generally done as an introductory course to the broader overview of sustainable urban transport, and can be complemented by any of the other courses.
  • Mass Transit:
    This course is aimed at providing policymakers / planners with information on the criteria and key indicators of mass transit systems and how to decide on the best option for their cities based on their context.
  • Bus Rapid Transit:
    This course looks to provide information on how to plan a full BRT system, with details on overall planning, specific components of a system, and monitoring and evaluation.
  • Public Transport Institutions:
    This course focuses on the development of public transport institutions that can generate a better overall control and regulation of public transport services and support integrated public transport systems.
  • Bus Regulation and Planning:
    This course compiles best practices of bus regulation and planning. It describes the main activities that are needed to generate proper bus service while improving performance of the System.
  • Non-Motorised Transport:
    This course describes the fundamental elements of a non-motorised transport policy, and the principles that must be followed when planning infrastructure and policies for bicycles and pedestrians.
  • Public Awareness and Behavioural Change:
    This course provides strategies for changing perceptions, generating awareness, and creating behaviour change related to urban transport mainly by promoting mode shift and safe behaviour on the road.
  • Travel Demand Management:
    This course describes the key instruments of travel demand management, while providing case studies of how best practices around the world have been implemented.
  • Transportation, Energy, Political Will, and the Urban Poor:
    This course describes the inter-related issues of energy, political will, and urban poverty and describes how they relate to the impacts and implications of transport policies.
  • Financing Sustainable Urban Transport:
    This course describes the instruments that can be used to re-balance urban transport finance towards a more sustainable agenda (in financial, social, and environmental terms)
  • Public Bicycle Schemes:
    This course describes how to implement a public bicycle scheme, and describes best practices of systems that have been successfully implemented in the developed and developing world.
  • Transport and Climate Change:
    This course provides an overview of the linkages between transport and climate change, the need to tackle the problem by developing sustainable transport solutions, the impacts of such policies in mitigating climate change and ways to finance and measure interventions.

A list of GIZ trainings as of June 2016 can be obtained here: SUTP List of Training Courses