8:55 – 9:00 Opening: Opening welcome on behalf of WB, IDB, ADB, EMBARQ, ITDP, CAI Asia, SLoCaT Partnership, by José Luis Irigoyen, Transport, Water and ICT Director (WB)
9:00 – 10:30 Morning Session 1: BRT achievements and challenges: Lessons learned and way forward, from Curitiba to Guangzhou and beyond
Scope and Objectives: Provide a global perspective of the advances in BRT worldwide, with special focus on areas of improvement derived from analysis of case studies.
10:30 – 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 – 12:00 Morning Session 2: National Transport Data
Scope and Objectives: Review the current status quo in collecting, analyzing and documenting national transport data in developing countries. Outline steps being taken to improve the availability and quality of such data and suggest an institutional mechanism to sustain improvement efforts.
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 14:30 Breakout 1: Public Health and Sustainable Transport
Scope and Objectives: Discuss the various aspects in which transport affects public health (mainly air pollution, lack of physical activity, road safety) and how urban development and sustainable transport initiatives help reduce premature death, illness and disabilities.
13:00 – 14:30 Breakout 2: Freight & Logistics
Scope and Objectives: The importance of freight and logistics has not been reflected in the discussion on sustainable transport. This session presents challenges faced in the freight and logistics sector and presents initiatives in Latin America and Asia to enhance the sustainability of freight and logistics.
14:30 – 15:00 Coffee Break
15:00 – 16:30 Breakout 3: Role of Motorcycles & Rickshaws in Sustainable Transport
Scope and Objectives: Discuss the emerging role of 2 and 3-wheelers in different geographies and alternative policies to manage growth from an urban sustainability perspective.
15:00 – 16:30 Breakout 4: Sustainable Transport & Urban Development
Scope and Objectives: Institutional challenges and real-world examples of integrating land use and transport planning in master plans and projects.
16:30 – 16:45 Break
16:45 – 18:15 Closing Session: Scaling Up Sustainable Transport in Developing Countries
Scope and Objectives: Clarify the scope for future action on sustainable transport in developing countries by MDBs and leading NGOs.
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