Financing Urban Transportation Policies and Programs (Webinar)

10 December 2013

The Clean Energy Solutions Center, in partnership with the Low Emissions Development Global Partnership (LEDS GP), hosted this training webinar on low-carbon urban mobility plans. This webinar—the final webinar of the transport series—focused on planning and financing sustainable, low-carbon urban transportation. Our presenter, Dr. Dario Hidalgo, Director of Research and Practice, EMBARQ, World Resources Institute (WRI), examined the issues around development of clean transport systems and programs and spoke to possible solutions. This webinar was intended for city-level officials and technical staff. Dr. Hidalgo discussed:

  • National urban transport policies and programs for financing to help cities address challenges related to developing high-quality and efficient transport infrastructure for sustainable transport systems.
  • A variety of financing practices currently in place to help decision makers identify suitable paths forward in their local context.
  • Two major models of urban transportation financing schemes: Centralized Funding Programs and Decentralized Financing Policies.


Dario HidalgoDr. Dario Hidalgo, Director of Research and Practice, EMBARQ

Dr. Hidalgo guides the EMBARQ Network’s international team of transport engineers, urban planning specialists and environmental scientists. This team is involved in sustainable transport and urban development projects in India, Mexico, Brazil, Turkey, the Andean Region and China. With more than 20 years of experience as a transport expert, consultant, and government official, he has taken part in urban transport projects and taught training courses in 10+ countries of Latin America, Asia and Africa. He has also been a lecturer in urban planning and is the author of 55 publications and conference presentations, including an extensive review of bus systems in developing countries. Dr. Hidalgo holds Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees in Transportation Planning from Ohio State University, and a Civil Engineering degree from Universidad de los Andes, Colombia. He lives with his family in Bogotá, Colombia.