Workshops on Transit-Oriented Development

Language: English, simultaneous translation
Place: Global
Duration: 4 - 5 days, or as adapted to trainees' availability
Partner: ITDP
Principles: 2. Developing transit-oriented cities
Net Time Effort: under 20 hours

Final Training Objectives

• Concepts of inclusive, sustainable, and resilient integrated urban development, access, and mobility

• Key challenges and pitfalls in envisioning, planning, designing, managing and governing urban development considerations in requisite legislative, regulatory, fiscal policy and governance framework alignment at metropolitan/regional and municipal levels

• Best practices in Transit-Oriented Development

• The key available toolkits, standards, checklists, guidelines, benchmarks worldwide

Target Group

Executive decision-makers, law and policy-makers, thought leaders and opinion makers, project leaders, key technical and political operatives in the public and private sectors, and civil society .


Intensive workshops with guided discussions, and opportunities to identify local issues, challenges and solutions.


To enhance the capacity of local, regional, and national players in nations around the world to advocate, compel, plan, implement, and monitor urban development that is inclusive and takes compact, walking, cycling, public transport and people-oriented forms, as opposed to business-as-usual urban sprawl.

Training Modules

• Concepts: identify problems and guiding principles for solutions

• Environmental, economic, social, public health and safety costs of urban sprawl and automobile dependency

• Access challenges experienced by specific demographic groups

• Sustainable and inclusive urban access and mobility solutions

• Urban form and land use outcomes

• Methods: identify what needs to be done and how

• Adequate outcomes in urban development, public space, rightof-way, and transport infrastructure integration

• Visioning, planning, design and development process tools

• Financing, design, management and governance within principles

• Legislative, regulatory, fiscal, and governance reform at metropolitan/regional and municipal levels

Global Workshops on Transit-Oriented Development

• Action plan: shift to inclusive, sustainable and resilient cities

• Identification of specific local challenges, corrective local actions

• Designation of reform leadership and responsibilities amongst the key local stakeholders

• Constitution of a tasks force, a monitoring committee, and a calendar of deliverables"

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