Prof. Sanjay Gupta, Ph. D

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Name

 Prof. Sanjay Gupta, Ph. D
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Company

 SPA Delhi

Area of expertise

 Transport Planning, Land use-Transport interaction, Public Transport Planning, Urban freight logistics, Transport policy, climate change  and sustainability issues

Brief Profile of Speaker (incl photograph)

Prof. Gupta is a Professor of Transport Planning and Head, Urban Planning Department at SPA Delhi. He has nearly 30  years of academic , research and profesional experience .  He is actively associated as expert member on committees of Ministry of Urban Development, GOI on policy and appraisal matters related to urban transport.. He is a resource faculty on World Bank UNDP funded capacity training programme in Sustainable UrbanHe is an expert member on national and state level committees on environment appraisal in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change , GOI besides Department of Environment, Government of Delhi . He was awarded Commonwealth Academic Fellowship at Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds (U.K) during Sep.2012 to Nov. 2012. He is also a Visiting Professor  at University of Leeds. Presently he is engaged in a  international Indo-Norwegian research project named CLIMATRANS related to transport and climate change issues in Indian cities on behalf of SPA in collaboration with IISc. Bangalore, IIT Mumbai, TERI Delhi and TOI Norway.

Working Group

 Delivery of Basic Services (jointly led by the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and Republic of Maldives 

Sub Theme

 Ensuring Basic Services including Mobility for Integrated Development

Duration of presentation

10 –15 minutes (including Q&A)
[Soft copy of presentation to be shared by 10th December 2016]

Topic/ Title

Mobility Planning Imperatives for  Urban Poor in Enabling Integrated Development 

Coverage of presentation
250 words

Transport is an important contributor to the well being of individuals and communities and to social equity. Lack of suitable and affordable transportation can be a significant barrier for different groups within society, particulaly urban poor,  in accessing employment, education, health and other services.and thereby devoiding an overall integrated development of communities. In view of the growing trend of urban poor in cities in India coupled with urban sprawl trends being witnessed particularly in large cities in India the inequities in mobility levels between the affordable section of society and urban poor is going to increase further unless conscious urban poor targeted transport policies are framed to evolve an inclusive mobility environment .

This presentation highlights the fact that a deeper appreciation of the linkages and interaction between housing for poor and urban transport is extremely vital for effectively addressing the needs of urban poor.There is a need to promote land use arrangement  in urban areas that are aimed at encouraging public transport usage and non- motorized transport options which especially benefit poor. Further there is a need to improve physical access of urban poor to jobs and amenities through land use planning so as to minimize their transport costs to access such facilities.  It emphasises that the need of the hour is to evolve urban poor centric mobility policies which can assist in achieving the larger goals of an inclusive and integrated development.