CPD Training

Integrated Land-Use and Transportation Planning.

Course Overview

This introductory course is designed to enable the participant(s) to understand: the whole life cycle analysis and management of road asset; an understanding of the most common forms of road deterioration and remedies; an appreciation of the role of economic analysis of infrastructure projects, create awareness on the different tools available for carrying out economic analysis and discuss economic models in detail.

Course Objective:

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
  1. To understand the key global and national urban transport challenges;
  2. The strong interrelationship between land-use planning (and control) and transportation planning (and management) in urban areas;
  3. To demonstrate the application of the Traditional 4-step transport planning process and other emerging approaches in transport planning;
  4. To present a case study on how to assess the impacts of Large Developments;
  5. To present the principles and importance of Traffic Management in Urban areas.

Facilitator Profile

 Eng. Tom Opiyo 
 BSc Civil Eng, MSc, Road Engineering,
 Assisted by: Eng Steve Olick and Eng Meshack .W. Okebe
Eng. Tom Opiyo is a professional Civil Engineer with over 30 years’ experience in the field of Highways and Transportation Engineering.   He was a Lecturer of Transportation Engineering at the University of Nairobi for 12 years between 1996 and 2007.  He has undertaken many transportation studies and implemented a number of projects in the Eastern and Southern Africa regions. He has extensive experience in management, planning, designing and evaluation of infrastructure development projects including preparation of transport policies and strategies, tender and contract administration, technical compliance auditing, monitoring and evaluation of projects, and supervision of works. In particular, he has specialized experience in the areas of: transport policies and strategies; urban transport planning and design; development and maintenance; mass transit infrastructure and services; road safety; and economic analysis and appraisal of transport infrastructure investments.
Eng. Opiyo has experience with procedures and operations of international development banks, having worked with the African Development Bank, and undertaken many studies for the World Bank, UN Habitat, and the European Commission in Kenya and SSA.
Eng. Opiyo is a registered Consulting Engineer with the Engineers Board of Kenya, and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya. He is currently the Managing Director of ITEC Engineering Ltd, which is an engineering consultancy firm registered with the Engineers Board of Kenya that specializes in transportation infrastructure studies, design and development.