Transportation is often seen as the maker and breaker of cities. Building an efficient system that supports optimal city living and encourages well-being and quality of life and delivers in a way that contributes to social justice is a huge challenge for urban and transport planner of the future. Urban transportation does not exist in isolation from broader urban sector planning and must be included at the stage of land use planning.
Urban Transport and Connectivity team at the Urban Unit is committed to contribute towards the Government of the Punjab’s vision that envisages developing the urban areas of Punjab as the engines of growth and sustainable development. It is striving to overcome prevailing issues of regulatory oversight; lack of engineering standards and specifications; low level of institutional capacities and technical expertise; dependence on obsolete technologies and equipment; and inefficient traffic solutions and poor traffic management. The department primarily focuses on policy and strategic planning of transport for the cities of Punjab. Apart from carrying out analytical and reform work for transport system in Punjab, the Urban Unit has also been engaged in hosting workshops and seminars to share their vision and works with important stakeholders and general public.