Sustainable transport is the buzzword of the 21st century. The awareness about ‘sustainable transport’ has permeated our mindsets but it’s true meaning is often misconstrued and isolated from our day-to-day living. Urbanlogue — knowledge webinars by the ITDP India Programme — aims to clear the air by facilitating an interactive platform to have meaningful dialogues on sustainable transportation and development initiatives in India. The webinars are catered for all — from a newly enlightened soul seeking sustainable reckoning to the wise prophet looking to engage in deeper conversations — a student, a professional, an enthusiast.
Series 1: India’s Road Map to Sustainable Mobility
As the first series of the Urbanlogue Knowledge Webinars comes to a close and with the second series on the way, we would like to thank you all for being part of the Community. The Urbanlogue series was brought to you by the ITDP India Programme supported by the International Climate Initiative (IKI).
Urbanlogue gets bigger and better with Series Two!
The next series will be launched in March, with a new lineup of international and national speakers leading SusTrans initiatives across the world. If Series One was an introduction to Sustrans, Series Two will be a deep dive – exploring various technologies and innovations in the field, equipping you with the tools and the means to bring the change you want to see.
Stay tuned for more information on Series 2.
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Transport systems are the pulse of every city, providing mobility, defining our quality of life, and creating a healthy environment for all. Decisions to build a flyover or a bus lane, to widen a road or construct walking and cycling tracks, have tremendous impact on the people and our environment. With India’s burgeoning population and transport demands, what path should it take to secure a safe, healthy, equitable future for all its citizens? Here is your chance to engage with the most sought-after expert on reimagining a better India!
The new mobility tool on the block is here! Learn how the People Near Transit (PNT) tool can help cities identify gaps in their transit systems and pave the way for intervention that can maximize the density of city layouts, and improve accessibility and frequency of public transit. Pune has set percent by endorsing this tool! Join this webinar to engage with the expert and learn how our cities can use this tool to shape public transit such that it serves maximum and pollutes minimum.
Have we as a nation done enough to ensure all people have access to frequent, reliable, comfortable, and high-quality public transport? Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems provide dedicated lanes for buses, for faster and reliable bus services. Cities like Ahmedabad and Pune took bold steps in implementing the BRT but what worked and what went wrong? Find out how cities can let buses race ahead of the pack.
‘First life, then spaces, then buildings, the other way around never works’ the words of Jan Gehl reflect the need for designing cities prioritising people through humanising street spaces. Learn more on what ‘Complete Streets’ mean and how some of our retrofitted streets in Chennai and Pune have transformed mobility and liveability for all including women, children, the elderly, and people with disabilities.
Myth 1: Parking is my right | Myth 2: Increase parking supply to resolve the parking issue | Myth 3: …. The list is endless! It is time we debunk some of these myths to resolve the parking woes of our cities. Cities like Pune have lead the conversation around a progressive parking policy to manage on-street parking, but more cities need to take some heed. Join our experts to understand the importance of parking management in India.
Sick of your daily commute taking forever? Cities across the world are opting to free up their road space through a tool called congestion pricing. Tune into this webinar to find out why this is necessary for India’s growing cities and how cities can switch to this low carbon and sustainable future. Know more in detail about how congestion pricing benefits the city of Singapore while drawing valuable lessons from it.
The future is here. Electric transport has had a hyper-evolution worldwide and India is finally joining the e-mobility bandwagon.
Learn what India has done so far and what it needs to take into account to successfully bring about clean mobility.
If you could experience a city from the height of a 3 year old, what would you change? All infants and toddlers need the assistance of their primary caregiver for mobility. With the rising vehicular growth in India, the most vulnerable group – women, children, and differently abled are pushed to the fringes and left to bear the brunt. Join this webinar to engage with the experts and learn about the initiatives taken by Indian cities to improve urban mobility to nurture early childhood development.