Training Programme - 7-9 November 2017 (Hyderabad)

As in previous conferences, CODATU is organizing a special training programme, open to all young professionals or researchers in Developing Countries. It will be held soon after the Conference, from 7th to 9th November, 2017, in Hyderabad Hi-Tec City, in the presence of experts from five countries (France, India, Chile, USA, Egypt).

(CODATU-TPC7-17), Hyderabad, India, 2017
“Topics of Concern to Young Transport Professionals / Researchers
In Developing Countries”

Training Course to Accompany CODATU XV
Hyderabad, 7 to 9 Nov. 2017
9 June, 2017

Course Designer and Coordinator
Prof Ali S Huzayyin,
1st Vice President of CODATU
Professor; Transport and Traffic Planning and Engineering,
Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University
June, 2017

Course Code: “CODATU-TPC7-17”
Course Title: “Topics of Concern to Young Transport Professionals/Researchers in Developing Countries”

Course Objectives:

The course is designed to briefly but pointedly touch upon selected topics of concern to young urban transport professionals/researchers with particular reference to the developing countries context. Therefore, the course is designed to achieve the following objectives:

  • To introduce important topics and issues of concern in urban transportation, which are globally addressed; with reference to the developing countries.

  • To draw the attention of participants to the multiplicity and diversity of the addressed topics and issues of concern and the need to catch up with those topics and issues (and others); as they emerge among the world transport professionals‟/researchers‟ communities.

  • To draw the attention to the need to encourage the staff and researchers involved in urban transport planning and engineering, operation, management and policy making to increase their knowledge and competence through continuous learning and education. This is irrespective of the relevant education background and discipline (e.g., civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, economics, financing, social sciences, etc.) and years of experience.
    This is a common objective of CODATU Training Programme and its Courses; irrespective of the course title.


Who should attend?

Young professionals and researchers (less than 30 years old by November 2017) in urban transport in developing countries working in local authorities, government agencies, companies, operators, Universities, research institutions, the private sector, etc.; with University education background in Engineering (Civil, Mechanical or Electrical), Economics, Informatics, Logistics, or related Social Sciences.

Course Venue:

The training course will be held at the National Academy of Construction (NAC), near the HITECH City, Hyderabad.

Course Duration: 3 days.

- Duration of the Course can be extended to a fourth day (10 Nov, 2017) depending on Speakers availability and if so will be announced in due course.

Number of Lectures: 14 including the opening and the closing sessions.

Training Philosophy & the Lectures’ Handouts:

The philosophy of CODATU Training is based on active “professor/attendant interaction”. Accordingly, the following principles of preparation of the Handouts of the lectures are adopted;

  • Main points of each lecture are printed in the handouts.
  • Appropriately sized „blank‟ space is given in each sheet after the main points addressed in the lecture for the attendant to fill in the explanations given by the Professor during the lecture.
  • Attendants can use extra sheets for writing additional own notes.
  • Definitions of terminologies given in some lectures are always written in the handouts in full.
  • Any hard or soft material related to some lectures will be handed / accessed to the attendants.

Total duration of the course: ≈ 20 Hours.
Languages: English.

Topics to be addressed in the Lectures

Notes: Sequence

  • of the lectures can be altered after dates of departure of the Speakers from Hyderabad are fixed.
  • Slight change in lectures titles may occur.
  • Other four lectures may be added if the course extends to a fourth day (10 Nov., 2017). This is to be confirmed in due course and based on Speakers availability.

Lectures Titles:

  • Introduction to ITS applications in cities of developing countries.
  • Pre-requisites to facilitate decision on urban transport in developing countries.
  • Prospectsof modelling and optimization of urban transport systems in developing countries.
  • Prospects of using GIS, RS and GPS in transport engineering in developing countries.
  • Introduction to Bus Management Systems.
  • Modern Bus Operation Monitoring and Control Systems in light of the use of computer software.
  • Congestion pricing for cities of developing countries; implementation constraints of simple measures.
  • Barriers to the institutional and operational coordination of transport systems in developing country cities. „
  • Land Use‟/„Transport‟ cyclic interaction in cities; and policy instruments to control its pace.
  • Sustainable development; evolution of the concept and basic definitions.
  • Sustainable transport systems; main features and main barriers of implementation.
  • Sustainable urban transport/mobility planning; international focus.

Lecturers are listed in the alphabetical order of names:

Ali S Huzayyin (Egypt) (Lectures L1 and L10, L11, L12, L13, & L14)
1st Vice President of CODATU
Professor; Transport and Traffic Engineering and Planning,
Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, Egypt
Director, the Transportation Programme, DRTPC, Cairo University, Egypt

Etienne Lhomet (France) (Lectures L8 and L9)
International Transport Consultant,
Former Director of the Tramway in Bordeaux Metropolis, France
Founder & Director,
The Consulting Group for Sustainable Mobility (Des Villes et des Hommes), France.

Marcela Munizaga (Chile) (Lectures L4 and L5)
Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Chile,
Santiago, Chile.

Charles Rivasplata (USA) (Lectures L2 and L3)
Senior Transportation Planner, SFMTA Municipal Transportation Agency,
Adjunct Lecturer,
Urban and Regional Planning Department,
San Jose State University, California, USA

Ashish Verma (India) (Lectures L6 and L7)
Associate Professor, Transportation Engineering,
Civil Engineering Department,
Indian Institute of Science (IISc)
Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Certificate of Attendance:

An official CODATU Certificate of Attendance will be handed to each participant attending (in full) a minimum of 13 out of the 14 Lectures of the course.

Conditions of Attendees:
- Attendees should be less than 30 years old by November 2017.
- Attendees should be formally registered for attending CODATU-XVII and UMI-10 Conference, Hyderabad, India, 4 to 6 November, 2017.

- No registration fees are required. The course is free of charge and all the speakers kindly volunteer for teaching.
- This is offered by CODATU as part of fulfillment of its mission to enhance competence and raise the capabilities of young urban transport professionals and researchers in developing countries.
- However, CODATU does not bear any cost of accommodation, transport, meals, etc. for the attendees.
- Formal Application to register should be received by CODATU Secretariat “Chantal Picard”<> no later than 30 September 2017; using the Application Form as below.

Application Form


  • The maximum number of attendees is 35 persons.
  • Registration is open from 1st July to 30 September, 2017.
  • Registration will be on a “first arrived first served” bases.
  • If the maximum number of attendees is reached before the deadline, registration will cease.

Course Designer and Coordinator:

Ali S HUZAYYIN, 1st Vice President of CODATU and Professor; Transport and Traffic Engineering and Planning, Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University


An Event of the Indian Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD), with the support of the Government of Telangana

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