2-3 day workshops / study tours
Recognized as a National Training Entity by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, WRI India supports multiple states with comprehensive capacity building programs for urban functionaries, within the ambit of national development schema such as the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), Smart Cities Mission, and Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.
Each program is customized to meet the strategic interests and delivery gaps of the partnering state government, drawing on WRI’s expertise in urban transit and planning. Training topics have included public bicycle sharing, transit-oriented development, safe accessibility, use of GIS in urban planning and administration, pedestrianization, and parking management. For a complete list, download our brochure below.
Programs can be offered in the form of in-person workshops as well as curated study tours, employing a self-learn pedagogy through components such as:
Since 2016, our CBUD programs have reached over 400 functionaries (including over 50 elected representatives) from 100 cities and towns of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, and Mizoram.
Urban functionaries and elected representatives in India are often overwhelmed with the scale of their responsibilities and have limited access to resources for rapidly building their know-how and decision-making skills in the space of urban transit and planning.
WRI India’s CBUD offer aligns with nationally mandated capacity building guidelines, and harnesses associated financial and time resources. The program creatively leverages in-house subject expertise from WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities’ network to design relevant and interactive capacity building programs that encourage self-learning and effective problem solving.