Transportation strategy Workshop for Asian Cities

 

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Background

Asia Pacific is the world’s fastest urbanizing region, and the rate of population growth in Asian cities is very rapid. However, transportation networks and infrastructure is still poor to meet the needs of heavily growing population, and many of Asian cities suffer from traffic problems.

Based on the survey of the most interesting and applicable transportation policy from the Transportation Strategy Workshop for Asian Cities in 2016, the most interesting topic on transportation is the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and transfer system. This workshop connects urban professionals to discuss BRT best practices and problems in Asia Pacific region, exchanges innovative practices and explores potential solutions for problems raised through cooperation with Seoul Metropolitan Government.

This workshop, staged by Seoul Human Resource Development Center and CityNet, will take place from April 9th – 15th. Specifically designed for urban practitioners and decision makers from rapidly growing contexts, the workshop offers discussion with urban actors for sustainable policy making and an opportunity to strategize a new agenda for urban transportation related BRT and transfer system.

Aim

This workshop offers a unique opportunity to practice knowledge transfer and to exchange best practices on BRT and transfer system through study visit and group discussion during program.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand on Seoul’s future transportation management plan and process
  • Facilitate cooperative relations between Seoul and CityNet member cities by sharing and transferring knowledge, technology and information on transportation.
  • Explain various best practices on transportation in the Asia Pacific region
  • Analyze problems of your city with other city leaders and find out solutions to develop transportation policies for rapidly developing cities.
  • Through SWOT and PDM, Program Development Management, analysis, understand any current deficiencies in each city and contemplate about enhancement strategies

Target Participants

15 government officials who have never participated in training programs organized by both Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) and SMG affiliated organizations

Venue

Seoul Human Resource Development Center

Date

April 9-15, 2017

Sponsorship 

The workshop is supported by SHRDC and Seoul Metropolitan Government will cover the cost of accommodations, meals, and training-related expanses. Participants are responsible for airfare.

Partner

SHRDC

The Seoul Human Resource Development Center of Seoul Metropolitan Government has produced talents who devote themselves to our citizens with professionalism and open mind, as a dedicated educational center for public officials from the city of Seoul as well as 25 autonomous district offices. It attracted the headquarter of Metropolis International Training Institute so it has taken off as the international network of Seoul that educates public officials across the nations and supports international exchanges.

 Application form 

Please fill out the attached application form and send it to Jaeyoo Hyeon at communication@citynet-ap.org by Thursday, March 2.