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This website contains a large library of e-learning resources about all aspects of sustainable mobility. Below you can filter this collection of past eCourses, recorded webinars, presentations held at webinars, training material, etc. By selecting multiple criteria you will narrow down the search results. If you leave a filter empty, it is the same as if you selected all options in a given field.

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eCourse

Nov 2019
Free
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Sustainable Urban Mobility Indicators

The Sustainable Urban Mobility Indicators (SUMI) project invites you to save the date for the launch of its online indicator training course!

The course is aimed at representatives of urban areas that want to measure and track the performance of sustainable mobility and mobility professionals that would like to better understand the collection of urban mobility data.

Course tutors will provide expert insight to familiarise participants with the SUMI indicator set and to offer guidance in the process of applying the indicators with real-world examples.

During the course, mobility experts will be on hand to answer any questions participants may have about the indicators. Participants will also be able to access online course materials and an online forum at any point after the course finishes.

The course is structured along four main themes:

  • Introduction and Current Mobility Situation
  • Public Transport System
  • Transport Externalities
  • Integration and Next Steps

The course will conclude with a live webinar highlighting the performance of a custom-made benchmarking tool that will compare the performance of the cities who participated in the initial testing and revision of the SUMI indicator set.

The eCourse will be launched on 18 November and will be active until 13 December.

Participants can access the course on the Rupprecht Consult eLearning Platform.

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SUMI Project

Webinar

Mar 2019
Free
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CIVITAS ECCENTRIC webinar

Vulnerable groups such as children, older people, or people with disabilities depend on public transportation and accessible public space to stay mobile. Women are also more regular users of public transport than men.

Therefore, sustainable urban mobility planning needs to provide inclusive and accessible means of mobility for all of these groups.

The first CIVITAS ECCENTRIC thematic webinar offered insights from mobility planners and practitioners into different aspects of the topic:

  • Solutions and mobility measures addressing gender issues;
  • Improving walkability for all;
  • Offering better mobility for children and the elderly.

The city of Umeå (Sweden), host of the CIVITAS Forum 2018, shared their experiences of addressing gender issues in their city. 

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CIVITAS ECCENTRIC
This Webinar was created under the project:

ECCENTRIC

Webinar

Feb 2019
Free
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CIVITAS PROSPERITY Webinars

This webinar demystifyed monitoring and evaluation in SUMPs, explaining in simple terms what to measure and how, and how to set meaningful targets, giving real life examples from actual SUMPs.  The overall message was that monitoring and evaluation is simpler than you might expect and does not always require gathering large amounts of data.

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CIVITAS PROSPERITY
This Webinar was created under the project:

PROSPERITY

Webinar

Feb 2019
Free
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CIVITAS SUMPs-Up Mobility Practitioner Webinars

Watch the first webinar from SUMPs-Up's series for mobility practitioners. Focusing on tools to use when beginning the SUMP process, Kristina Gaučė from the city of Vilnius, Lithuania, also presents her experiences.

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CIVITAS SUMPs-Up
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SUMPs-Up

Webinar

Feb 2019
Free
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CIVITAS PROSPERITY Webinars

How do you decide which measures to include in your SUMP to achieve your objectives and fit with your policies?  This webinar set out some straightforward ways to do this, so that your SUMP ultimately contains an package of measures that are implementable but also effective.  It also covered in particular the purpose and setting of policies, and multi-criteria analysis.

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CIVITAS PROSPERITY
This Webinar was created under the project:

PROSPERITY

Webinar

Dec 2018
Free
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CIVITAS PROSPERITY Webinars

Bridging the gap between SUMP-theory and practice is already a difficult exercise. Translating this in a clear and attractive political message seems even more so.

Carl Hanssens, vice-mayor for mobility of Sint-Niklaas (Belgium) talks from own experience on how a careful and thought-through stakeholder management process helped convey a positive political message and simultaneously built political buy-in for the write-up and execution of the city's SUMP. Learn more on how in this webinar.

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CIVITAS PROSPERITY
This Webinar was created under the project:

PROSPERITY

Material

Oct 2018
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Learn it today - Apply it tomorrow

Learn all about Dutch Cycling Infrastructure Design This training will equip you with a solid set of technical and policy-making skills for developing cycling policy and planning cycling infrastructure.

One of the most renowned manuals for cycling infrastructure design is the Cycling Design Manual. This manual was edited by DTV Consultants and published by the Dutch CROW institute – leading institute for infrastructure design. It is based on decades of research into Dutch cycling policy and infrastructure development. The manual is relevant for both starting and mature cyclist infrastructure designers. It comprises a step-by-step guide for developing a cycling policy and creating safe infrastructure designs.

DTV Consultants – with more than 25 years of experience in delivering training courses and professional education – has put together a unique training course aimed at professionals in cycling policy and cycling infrastructure planning. This five-day course will teach you how to apply the CROW Cycling Design Manual to your situation. Moreover, we will teach you to develop cycling policy and infrastructure.

Contacts

t.gorris@dtvconsultants.nl
DTV Capacity Building Teije Gorris

eCourse

Jul 2018
Free
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CIVITAS SUITS E-Courses

This course on public procurement, innovative financing methods and business models is targeted at decision makers in cities. 

The course aims to elaborate on public procurement practices and identify methods that are used by cities to finance sustainable transport projects. 

The course instructors will also share their experience on innovative business models that enable cities to bring together various stakeholders in implementing sustainable transport. 

This course will be held both as a self-paced version with webinars and online conferences where participants will have an opportunity to directly interact with the instructors.

The course is being offered as part of the CIVITAS SUITS project.

For more information, please contact: Dr. Frederic Rudolph

 

Contacts

CIVITAS SUITS

Webinar

Jun 2018
Free
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CIVITAS SUITS webinars

This first SUITS webinar deals with public procurement, innovative financing and business models for sustainable urban transport and mobility. The recording is now available at the link below. The webinar is also complemented by an e-learning course - find it here - which discusses aspects mentioned in the webinar in more detail.

Contacts

elena@signosis.eu
CIVITAS SUITS

Webinar

May 2018
Free
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SUMPs-Up City Webinar Presentations

In the latest webinar from the CIVITAS SUMPs-Up city webinar series, the city of Donostia-San Sebastian in Spain discusses the development and implementation of its Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP).

The process of changing the mobility culture in the city started 25 years ago, and has been met with opposition along the way. Through engagement and innovative measures, however, this has been overcome.

Donostia-San Sebastian is one of the SUMPs-Up city partners.

 

Contacts

CIVITAS SUMPs-Up

Material

May 2018
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The Bikeable City Masterclass

Join the Bikeable City Masterclass in Copenhagen in May 2018

Do you need knowledge and concrete tools on how to promote cycling or improve conditions for cyclists in your country or city? Now you have the possibility to learn from leading Danish experts at our Bikeable City Masterclass in Copenhagen, May 14-18 2018.

We invite urban planners, NGO’s and decision makers to experience the Danish cycle culture. You will get first-hand experience with Danish cycle solutions in Copenhagen and Odense.

Through a mix of presentations, workshops and site visits, our experts will give you inspiration to create more liveable and bikeable cities. You will get know-how of integrating cycling in sustainable mobility policies and climate goals, cycle infrastructure design, road safety, multi-modal transport, and city logistics as well as cycle education and promotion. We will also work with you to directly apply and translate this inspiration to solutions that suits the context of your city.

The masterclass in may will cover topics such as

•Introduction to city development and Danish cycling planning •The political process •Bicycle Strategy and Bicycle Account as tools for cycle promotion

•Cycle infrastructure design •Traffic safety for cyclists, accidents and systematic accident reduction •People First Design

General information and price

Price for individuals: 13,500 DKK (app. 1,800 EUR)

Register four – pay for three: If you coordinate and register a group of four, you will get one free pass or a 25 % discount for all four passes.

NB! group discount only valid when registrering and paying for all four people in the group at the same time.

The price includes expert guidance, course material, and excursion to Odense, bike rental, lunch and coffee breaks. Travel and accommodation expenses are not included.

The masterclass will be limited to 25 participants. We require a minimum of 18 participants to conduct the masterclass. If the masterclass is cancelled due to lack of participants, you will get at full refund excl. any bank fee. We suggest you arrange flights and hotel after we confirm the conduction of the masterclass.

For more information on the rogarm and how to register, please go to www.cycling-embassy.org

For questions please contact course leader Lotte Bech at lotte@lotte-bech.dk or the Cycling Embassy of Denmark at info@cycling-embassy.org.

Contacts

info@cycling-embassy.org
Cycling Embassy of Denmark

Webinar

Feb 2018
Free
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Sharing Cities Webinar Series

Sharing Cities and CIVITAS TRACE projects have organised a joint webinar on experiences related to mobility. Both projects work with this topic from different angles, providing a good opportunity to share and learn. EUROCITIES hosted the webinar as replication lead of Sharing Cities with speakers from the Energy Agency of Plovdiv (TRACE) and CEiiA (Sharing Cities) on 2 February 2018 from 11:00 to 12:45. The webinar was on behavioural change to ensure a greater effectiveness and acceptance by citizens of new mobility measures.
 

Ina Karova, from the Energy Agency of Plovdiv, presented the TRACE project which develops ICT-based tracking tools to optimise the planning and implementation of walking and cycling policies; all tools are accompanied by campaigns for their procurement. TRACE will end in May 2018 and has therefore already produced some valuable information that will be shared with you.

The lead partner in TRACE is the Technical University of Lisboa, which can also support the city of Lisbon in implementing those new solutions.

Carolina Carli from CEiiA presented the status of mobility measures in Lisbon, one of the lighthouse cities within Sharing Cities, highlighting the use cases which aim to change behaviours.

Contacts

melanie.leroy@eurocities.eu
Sharing CIties Melanie Leroy

Webinar, Webinar presentation

Jan 2018
Free
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Gender and Urban Transport

Many people recognize transport as gender neutral – though in fact, it´s not! Gender is a transversal dimension of social life and impacts travel behaviour, patterns, needs and accesses. Women and men have different pre-conditions, needs and restrictions for using transport. This has to be taken into consideration for all transport planning and projects to adequately meet the demand and to assure that transport is efficient and sustainable.

This webinar explores how gender issues pursue sustainable urban mobility in very practical terms. Participants learn about gender considerations in transport planning, design and operation and will hear about safety and security aspects in transportation.

For more information before watching, find out more on women and transport with the factsheet from the iNua series, tale a look at the SaftiPin application, or read a recent interview on women and cycling in India.

Contacts

Sustainable Urban Transport Project

Webinar

Jan 2018
Free
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Webinar

Research conducted over the last few decades in many western countries confirms that there is a mutually reinforcing relationship between transport poverty (i.e. lack of access to both private and public mobility resources) and social exclusion (inability to fully participate in life-enhancing activities).

In these contexts, households that do not own cars are overwhelmingly concentrated in the lowest income quintiles, where approximately only half of households own cars. For low income households with cars, mobility is still reduced -- they make significantly fewer trips and travel much shorter distances than their higher-income, car-owning counterparts.

The experience of reduced mobility often means that low income households are unable to fully participate in key activities, such as employment, education, health care and food shopping. It is perhaps for these reasons that car ownership among low-income households in the UK has increased more rapidly year on year than for other income brackets. Yet this statistical trend tells us very little about the actual motivations behind why people living on or near ‘the breadline’ (i.e. in poverty) are willing to commit so much of their limited financial resources to owning and running a private vehicle. They do so even when they find it difficult to afford other basic necessities, such as food, warmth, shelter and clothing. Much of transportation policy is based on the idea that low-income people do not own cars. Yet a growing body of evidence suggests that this is no longer the case.

What does the experience of low-income car ownership mean for our work in transportation, and what lessons learned from other western countries can help guide our efforts here in Canada? Join transportation expert Karen Lucas as she explores these issues and discusses the ‘auto motives’ of low-income populations, by drawing on case study evidence from different geographical and social contexts over the last 20 yrs.

Webinar Highlights

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • What social exclusion is and how it relates to transportation;
  • The various motivations behind car ownership for low income households and individuals;
  • The opportunities and challenges of car ownership for people of limited financial means; and
  • Further research and policy measures required to help address these issues.

Contacts

The Conference Board of Canada

Video

Jan 2018
Free
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Transforming Transportation 2018

This January, transport leaders from around the world will convene for the 2018 edition of Transforming Transportation to explore the cutting-edge solutions that will help make mobility safer, greener, more inclusive and efficient.

This year’s conference will pay special attention to the role technology and digital platforms can play in the transition to sustainable transportation, looking at innovations like shared mobility, autonomous driving, and electric vehicles.

Contacts

World Bank

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