The World Bank and EMBARQ Mexico are holding the second edition of the “Building Leaders in Transport Planning” training course for Mexico (#LUTPMx14). The course provides tools for systematic planning of integrated mobility corridor management, alternative public transport planning, evaluating alternatives, institutions and governance, financing and public-private partnerships, and other key issues facing Latin American cities. The deadline for applications is March 15, 2014.
The course is part of the Leaders in Urban Transport Planning (LUTP) program led by the World Bank, aimed at developing leadership strategies and knowledge in planning for urban mobility. The series of workshops emphasizes hands-on learning, case studies, group exercises, and field visits that allow participants to explore the links between components of urban transport systems.
The course will be offered in Mexico from April 1 to May 24, 2014. Between April 1 and May 17, participants will study invidually in preparation for an intensive residential course in Mexico City that runs from May 18 to 24, 2014. Study materials will cover land use and transport planning, environmental and social issues, urban transport, and accessibility.
LUTP is designed for high-level government officials and project coordinators in urban transport agencies at all levels of government (national, state and municipal). EMBARQ Mexico’s teaching method has been specifically designed for this audience. #LUTPMx14 will have the following faculty:
- O.P. Agarwal, World Bank Transport Specialist
- Thierry Denis Desclos, World Bank Transport Specialist
- Dario Hidalgo, Director of Research and Practice, EMBARQ/World Resources Institute
- Ivan Jaques, Director of the Initiative for Energy Efficient Cities, ESMAP
- Adriana Lobo, Director General of EMBARQ Mexico
- Fernando Paez, Director of Transportation EMBARQ Mexico
- Salvador Peña, World Bank Consultant
- Luis Zamorano Ruiz, Director of Urban Development and Accessibility, EMBARQ Mexico
The event is organized with support from the Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF) and the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP), and follows past LUTP courses conducted in Singapore, China, France, India and Argentina.