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Online Course

Transforming Urban Mobility: Introduction to Transport Planning for Sustainable Cities

University College London and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit via FutureLearn

Overview

Learn how urban mobility projects can help to create sustainable cities

Good transport systems and projects are critical to the development of environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive cities.

This course considers the impacts of motorisation, our current unsustainable travel patterns, and the framework for changing to sustainable urban mobility.

Understand the components of a sustainable urban mobility strategy

You’ll explore the impacts of different transport systems and discover approaches to transport planning that help cities become more sustainable.

You’ll also examine the different dimensions of sustainable urban mobility, including the Avoid-Shift-Improve (ASI) framework, which strives to achieve significant GHG emission reductions, reduced energy consumption, less congestion, with the final objective being to create more liveable cities.

Discover how sustainable urban mobility is most effectively delivered

You’ll understand the role of urban planning in supporting the use of public transport, walking and cycling, and how integrated solutions can work across cities worldwide.

You’ll experience how integrated urban and transport planning helps improve the welfare of people and their communities, shaping travel behaviours and neighborhoods into healthier, more efficient spaces.

You’ll also consider how sustainable land use planning helps improve the welfare of people and their communities, shaping their urban areas and neighborhoods into healthier, more efficient spaces.

Learn from planning experts at the UCL Bartlett School of Planning and the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI)

The Bartlett School of Planning is one of the leading research-led planning schools in the world. In collaboration with TUMI, you’ll learn about planning, design and management of cities, their transport systems, and how you can shape their future.

The course is best suited to transport and city planning practitioners in both the Global South and Global North, including in Africa, Latin America and Asia.

This includes academics, researchers, students and those working in national and city authorities, consultancies, and civil society. It’s also suited to those who are simply interested in learning more about sustainable urban mobility.

Taught by

Robin Hickman

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