The City of Cuenca (Ecuador) started the construction of its first tramline. However, according to the Urban Sustainability Action Plan developed by the municipality of Cuenca and the Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the mobility and land use strategies are not aligned. Hence, the articulation between the new tramline and the land use plan is a must. Thus, Urban Pathways is organising an one-day training on Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) that will provide inputs for the elaboration of a sustainable urban development strategy in the surroundings of the tramline.
Urban Pathways is organising the event in partnership with the Sustainable Intermediate Cities Program from the GIZ Ecuador and the Municipality of Cuenca. The training has two parts: in the first part three experts will provide the foundations on the concept of TOD, as well as street design and land value capture, necessary elements of its implementation. In the second part of the course, the participants will go to the catchment area of the tramline to identify on-site the main gaps and propose solutions based on the inputs given in the first part of the course. The event will contribute in the capacity development in Urban Pathways partner cities in Latin America. Maria Munoz Barriga, Research Fellow in the Energy, Transport and Climate Policy Division at the Wuppertal Institute, will participate as a speaker.
The event will be conducted in Spanish and the target groups are city officials, practitioner and academia.