Urban growth and transformation can be a model for increasing both urban and rural wealth levels, by expanding existing and creating new internal and external market opportunities, that in turn have the potential to bring urban and rural space closer together. However, rapid urban expansion can lead to, inter alia, squalid living conditions, risks to life and health from poor sanitation, air pollution, traffic accidents and natural disasters.
Urban Transport Policy aims to create a sustainable foundation through institutional development, the creation of integrated transport strategies, the improvement of sustainable financial mechanisms for sector expansion and the increase of public-private partnership in the investment and operation of urban transport systems.
Consia Consultants has experience of Urban Transport Programs in Africa and Latin America.
Specific consultant experience includes:
- (i) transport demand management
- (ii) strengthening of public transport
- (iii) traffic engineering
- (iv) land-use planning
- (v) vehicle inspection/maintenance controls
Consia advocates the importance of continuous monitoring and evaluation of the effectiveness of any Urban Transport Policy to ensure sustainability.
What we offer
In a developing environment, integrated development programmes occupy a pivotal role. Income enhancement is a positive and important indicator of poverty alleviation to which all development activities are addressed. Certain basic technical and socio-economic criteria can be employed - large scale, reaching the poor, providing easy access to savings and credit services, mechanisms for cost recovery and financial sustainability.
Institutional building is generally heralded as the missing link in development, as a primary objective of aid, and as a necessary condition for sustainable development. Such strengthening is especially pressing at the policy level where complex economic and political trends test the ability of institutions to deliver effective policies. Further, institutional strengthening is directed at the introduction of change programmes based on institutional reforms and renewal.