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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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Webinar

Jun 2018
Free
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EIP-SCC Sustainable Urban Mobility Action Cluster Webinar

Are you interested in smart mobility? Would you like to know more about 5 European initiatives that roll out new, smarter and sustainable solutions in European cities?

The EIP-SCC Sustainable Urban Mobility Action Cluster (EIP-SCC SUM AC) is pleased to invite you to a webinar taking place on-line on 20th June 2018, from 13:00 to 14:30 CET.

This webinar will give you the opportunity to hear about the cities and companies that are leading 5 actions as part of the European Innovation Partnership in Smart cities and communities. Their aim is to become the leading platform for understanding city needs, for bringing stakeholders together, building the tools that support an innovation pipeline, and directly supporting individual networks and projects that are en-route to realisation.

The Sustainable Urban Mobility Action Cluster focuses on five Initiatives:

  • Urban Air Mobility (UAM) – lead by Airbus, it aims to  contribute to bringing urban mobility into the third dimension – the airspace (flying vehicles)– by offering a marketplace-driven forum of diverse mobility stakeholders (ground and air) to jointly work towards city-centric demonstration projects at intra-city and inter-city (regional) level;
  • Intelligent Mobility For Energy Transition (IMET) – lead by Nissan, it aims to create a mechanism for the development of sustainable energy models through e-mobility solutions as an innovative product for the development of smart cities;
  • New Mobility Services (NMS) – lead by the Province of Noord-Brabant/ Brabanstad, it aims to build a common ground for New Mobility Services, supporting service replication and cooperation between cities and private sector;
  • E-Vehicles for Smart Cities and Communities (EV4SCC) – lead by Urban Foresight, it is mobilising a Europe-wide dialogue on the potential for electric vehicles to be integrated with smart city initiatives and aims to create the world’s largest marketplace for smart electric mobility solutions;
  • Alternative Fuels Special Vehicles (AFSV) – lead by Aebi-Schmidt, it aims to create a guideline that draws on the very latest and most appropriate technologies to recommend to cities to help steer a clear path in order to achieve the zero emission target in the field of special vehicles.

Participation to the webinar is free. If you wish to participate, please register here.

Contacts

EIP-SCC

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

eCourse

May 2018
Free
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Sustainable Urban Freight Transport: A Global Perspective

Life in the city relies on the smooth operation of urban logistics. Everything from retail to services, construction to waste collection rely on an efficient and reliable freight transport system. However, with the increasing pressures of urbanization, this has to be balanced with the environmental and social impacts caused by transport activity. This is the challenge of City Logistics, a field of study that has significant practical implications for the world and the cities we live in. It is not merely a question of what is involved, but what can be done about urban freight transport to improve it for the sake of economic efficiency, quality of life, and sustainability. From a systematic scientific foundation of the field, this course will take you on a journey to learn how city logistics is understood and practiced in cities around the world. Our instructors, members of a renowned global expert network, will teach you the basics of this highly complex social system. Using their experience in real-world projects, they will illustrate how the knowledge learnt in this course is applied across industry and the public sector. This course caters primarily to university students or professionals working in urban transport infrastructure planning or logistics management. Whether you are simply curious about the topic or you intend to develop a career in these fields, this course will give you the tools you need to understand the complexities of urban freight transport systems. The course emphasizes the theoretical foundation, the rigorous evaluation, and a multi-disciplinary approach to this complex area. Course participants will benefit from numerous case studies of best practice in selected cities around the world, in a variety of business settings. Our emphasis on the global perspective is particularly relevant, since an understanding of local culture and political climate is an important factor in the success of any city logistics intervention. The course will provide an avenue for students to learn from their peers about the challenges faced in their respective cities, and how to apply the principles learned to the challenges faced in their own cities.

What you'll learn:

  • To identify the main logistics challenges facing cities around the world
  • To understand the complex nature of urban freight transport systems
  • To evaluate freight traffic impacts
  • To explore the different approaches to solving urban freight transport problems
  • To identify the research methods used to develop and apply knowledge in this field

 

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TU Delft

Webinar

Mar 2018
Free
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EV100 webinars

This webinar has the topic - "Transitioning corporate fleets to EVs - experiences from Deutsche Post DHL and Vattenfall"

Contacts

The Climate Group

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.

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World Bank

Webinar

Nov 2017
Free
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Orchestrated mobility: Mobile app solutions for seamless travel

How can smart mobile apps prepare you for the future, create seamless passenger experiences, and provide opportunities for new sources of revenue?

In this webinar, Axon Vibe discussed how they are working with SBB and others to prepare for the future of travel. By creating seamless passenger experiences through travel assistance, multimodal connections, door to door mobility and passive ticketing, they can significantly increase passenger satisfaction. But they can also increase operational efficiency, by reducing peak loads, identify under served areas and prepare for future network expansions. And lastly, they will monetise your customer base for you by connecting them to ancillary services based on their predicted needs.

Contacts

Axon Vibe

Webinar

Apr 2017
Free
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Eurotransport webinars

Today, more and more onus is on governments to provide seamless inter-modal travel for their citizens. With increased transport options comes greater need for instant data exchange between transportation authorities providing the would be passenger with the right information at the right place in the right time. This webinar will discuss the key challenges in providing a seamless intermodal travel scenario and provide answers how to address these challenges.

Some of the topics to be discussed in this webinar are:

  • How to improve multimodal travel with technology – what is there, what is missing
  • How to design the best door to door information platform which would provide a traveller with personalized and real – time data
  • Smart Ticketing
  • Last mile problem
  • What travelers expect from inter-modal terminals and stops – PTL model – place – time – language

Contacts

Simpleway

eCourse

Apr 2017
Free
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Mobility Academy

Welcome to the Urban Nodes course on how to improve the efficiency of the transport system in an urban node of the TEN-T core network!

This course consists of 4 units. It offers an overview of the urban node concept and its benefits, describes the ever-growing importance of urban nodes in the TEN-T context, looks at the methods to assess the most cost-efficient transport measures and presents four case studies and their evaluation experience. 

We have tried to keep the course concrete and hands-on; each unit has a homework task that guides you through the assessment process in your local context. This will involve examining and researching your own local context or looking at examples from other places to see how they might apply to your context.

You will have the opportunity to exchange knowledge with course participants from other urban nodes and to share ideas with them through the course forum. We (Susanne Böhler-Baedeker and Ana-Maria Baston, the course moderators) will join the discussion on the forum regularly, offering comments, questions and feedback.

Contacts

Mobility Academy

Webinar

Jun 2016
Free
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Webinar

Webinar Demonstration Agenda:

•Illustrate the objectives and structure of the tool •Highlight the policies and outputs available •Demonstrate the City Wizard and Tool live •Review some pre •designed examples of policy sets •Indicate the required steps in developing a roadmap •Signpost further support and information repositories •Question and Answer session

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Urban Transport Roadmaps

Webinar

Aug 2014
Free
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SUTP Webinar

Este webinar busca demostrar la importancia de la eficiencia energética en el sector de transporte de carga carretero. Con base en las experiencias del NAMA de Transporte de carga carretero en México, explicará las acciones principales de mitigación tales como la implementación y seguimiento de tecnologías de ahorro de combustible y los cursos de conducción eco-eficiente (racional). Además de esto, las barreras principales y áreas de oportunidad para reducir consumo de combustible en el sector serán resaltadas.

Contacts

transport@giz.de
GIZ

Webinar

Jun 2014
Free
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SUTP Webinar

This webinar will discuss the tools and means for disseminating the idea of Sustainable Urban Mobility to the general public. In the webinar we will also focus on the essential elements for changing the perception of mass transit in people’s minds. Various examples from different cities will be used as a means for expressing the idea across.

Contacts

transport@giz.de
GIZ, ICLEI

Webinar

Jan 2014
Free
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Eurotransport webinars

This webinar discusses the general principles involved in counting people and provide some examples of how counting people has brought benefits to both customers and service companies.

Eurotech has over 10 years of experience in providing people counting devices for a wide variety of applications all over the world. The purpose of this webinar is to discuss the motivation and benefits of counting people and highlight typical and unusual applications.

Knowing how many people are in, have entered or have used a facility is interesting to most organisations and innovative companies can now transform this information into knowledge that improves their competitive advantage.

The ability to combine these people counts with other relevant information enriches knowledge allowing better decisions to be made. Optimisation of services based on real usage, whether that is bus routes or cleaning rotas, can improve customer satisfaction and reduce cost.

Having both real time access to this information and historical trend analysis allows further enhancements with dynamic updates that can be delivered to personnel and customers. Imagine being able to advise your customers that the next train to London is full, but the one five minutes later is empty; better still send them a discount voucher for the coffee shop while they wait if a service is oversubscribed. Alternatively, knowing that a large number of people have just entered a department within a retail store would allow the manager to deploy more staff to serve them; thus increasing sales and customer satisfaction without hiring more staff. The real time effect of merchandising changes or in store promotions can also be monitored and adjusted accordingly.

Contacts

Eurotech

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