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Urban Mobility for Liveability

RMIT University and European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) via FutureLearn


Understand how a green city promotes a sustainable lifestyle for its residents

Changes to urban mobility can play a huge part in creating more sustainable cities and communities. It can help influence active transport behaviour such as walking and can help reduce health inequities.

This dynamic five-week course from RMIT University and EIT Urban Mobility will help you learn the key elements of mobility-driven transformations that help promote citizen health and wellbeing, as well as improving city sustainability and liveability.

Explore the best built environments for liveability

On this course, you’ll get a close look at the various ways that the attributes of a built environment (including its mobility options and infrastructure) can be measured.

This will show you the importance of aligning mobility attributes with public health. You will learn how new policy developments can be formulated to develop healthy cities and sustainable communities.

Assess changes made to urban mobility environments

You will also learn how to evaluate which mobility changes are effective in developing more liveable and healthy cities, and communities. You will be equipped for planning the right balance of specific changes, enabling viable sustainable cities and communities.

Study sustainability with urban planning and healthy cities experts

RMIT has an international reputation for excellence in urban design education. You will receive excellence in academic leadership. We will guide you in the planning of cities that foster healthier communities.

You will also benefit from the knowledge of renowned leaders in the design of sustainable communities and cities.

This course is designed for urban mobility students and professionals with an interest in creating liveable green cities and communities that improve and sustain the health of both their residents and the environment.


  • Healthy cities and communities
    • What are healthy cities and communities?
    • Mobility infrastructure and health
    • Your mobility case study
    • Weekly wrap
  • Planning healthy cities with mobility
    • Healthy cities indicators
    • Using indicators to inform policy
    • Your mobility case study
    • Weekly wrap
  • Economics of healthy cities interventions
    • Measuring and interpreting healthy cities interventions
    • Economic benefits to cities
    • Your mobility case study
    • Weekly wrap
  • Qualitative and less tangible indicators
    • Thinking beyond economic evaluations
    • Health and environmental interactions
    • Your mobility case study
    • Weekly wrap
  • Action for change in our cities
    • Pathways to engagement
    • Preparing for action and change
    • Your mobility case study
    • It’s a wrap

Taught by

Melanie Davern


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