Sustainable Urban Transport Course at United Nations World Summit

The objective of this project is to promote United States best practices sustainable urban transportation to the world community, especially developing countries. As part of the United Nations' World Summit on Sustainable Development held in Johannesburg, South Africa, August 26 and September 6, 2002, the U.S. government organized the Summit Institute for Sustainable Development to offer courses in areas of U.S. expertise. The FTA International Mass Transportation Program (IMTP), in partnership with Boston University, offered a course on Sustainable Urban Transportation to delegates from developing countries. The course introduced participants to the concepts, methods, and successful case studies relevant to the creation and efficient operation of urban transit programs, sustainable in economic, financial, and environmental terms in developing countries. The course was a condensed version of a month long program for transit professionals from developing countries, developed by Boston University for FTA. Given twice, the 3-day course was broken into three modules: Urban Transportation: Economic Sustainability; Sustainable Financing and Management of Urban Transportation; and Environmental and Social Sustainability of Urban Transport.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Copies of course readings, course program, and slide presentations are available at Internet URL


  • English


  • Status: Active
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Robinson, Bruce

  • Performing Organizations:

    Boston University

    Center for Transportation Studies
    675 Commonwealth Avenue
    Boston, MA  USA  02215
  • Principal Investigators:

    Lakshmanan, T

  • Start Date: 20020500
  • Actual Completion Date: 20020900
  • Source Data: RiP Project 9359

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01458850
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
  • Contract Numbers: MA-26-7079
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 12:51PM