Talk on ‘Advantages of Popularising Public Transport in Developing Economies’

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Talk on ‘Advantages of Popularising Public Transport in Developing Economies’

Event Start Date:
March 9, 2017
Event End Date:
March 9, 2017
Event Venue:
Centre for Public Policy Research, 'Anitha', First Floor, SA Road, Elamkulam, Kochi-682020

CUS Talk 1


Urbanisation is rapidly catching up with the towns and cities in Kerala. But public transport, which is the hallmark of any developed city, in the state presents a dismal picture. There is a need to address this issue by reviewing expert opinions and the efforts adopted by countries with successful public transport systems and on the matter. Centre for Urban Studies, a wing of Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR), organises a talk on ‘Advantages of Popularising Public Transport in Developing Economies’ by Marion Hoyez (Cooperation Project Manager–Kochi, CODATU) at the CPPR office at 5 pm on March 9, 2017.

The talk will explore the evolution of urban forms from pedestrian-centric cities to car-centric cities, the advantages of a multi-modal city, the importance of coordinated planning of transport and land development and the potential of urban transport to reshape the city and improve the urban atmosphere.

 About the Speaker: Marion Hoyez is the Cooperation Project Manager for the French NGO CODATU, which is a network promoting sustainable mobility in the developing world. She is engaged with transportation projects, with emphasis on non-motorised transit and public transport. She is an advocate of pedestrianisation and public transportation projects. She specialises in urban services in developing countries.