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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

Sep 2019
Free
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CIVITAS SUNRISE E-Learning Material

What is co-creation, and how can it be used to begin transforming our neighbourhoods into more vibrant, liveable spaces for all people who live, move, shop, attend schools, and relax in them?

From 2 – 30 September 2019, CIVITAS SUNRISE will offer an interactive, self-paced e-course for practitioners in city administrations who want to initiate and coordinate a co-creative process in one of their neighbourhoods.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn directly from SUNRISE’s experts, who will walk you through the co-creation process.

They will highlight the tools and strategies that have been applied in the six SUNRISE Action Neighbourhoods in in Bremen (Germany), Budapest (Hungary), Jerusalem (Israel), Malmo (Sweden), Southend-on-Sea (UK) and Thessaloniki (Greece).

A series of exercises will guide you through the process of creating your own, locally specific co-creation action plan for a neighbourhood of your choice.

You will also be able to discuss with other e-course participants through a discussion forum under the moderation of SUNRISE experts.

Learn on your own time and at your own pace – free of charge! This e-course will be available at all times during the duration outlined above.

No prior knowledge is required. Participants who successfully complete all course tasks will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Join our interactive learning community of transport practitioners from cities across Europe!

To register for the course, please email Amelie Metze: a.metze@rupprecht-consult.eu.

More information will be available soon on the CIVITAS SUNRISE website: www.civitas-sunrise.eu.

Contacts

a.metze@rupprecht-consult.eu
CIVITAS SUNRISE

eCourse

Oct 2017
Free
en.

Co-Creating Sustainable Cities

Around the world, major challenges of our time such as population growth and climate change are being addressed in cities. Here, citizens play an important role amidst governments, companies, NGOs and researchers in creating social, technological and political innovations for achieving sustainability.

Citizens can be co-creators of sustainable cities when they engage in city politics or in the design of the urban environment and its technologies and infrastructure. In addition, citizens influence and are influenced by the technologies and systems that they use every day. Sustainability is thus a result of the interplay between technology, policy and people’s daily lives. Understanding this interplay is essential for creating sustainable cities. In this MOOC, we zoom in on Amsterdam, Beijing, Ho Chi Minh City, Nairobi, Kampala and Suzhou as living labs for exploring the dynamics of co-creation for sustainable cities worldwide. We will address topics such as participative democracy and legitimacy, ICTs and big data, infrastructure and technology, and SMART technologies in daily life.

This global scope will be used to illustrate why specific forms of co-creation are preferred in specific urban contexts. Moreover, we will investigate and compare these cities on three themes that have a vast effect on city life:

  •  Water and waste
  •  Energy, air, food and mobility
  •  Green spaces and food

This MOOC will teach you about the dynamics of co-creation and the key principles of citizens interacting with service providing companies, technology and infrastructure developers, policy makers and researchers. You will gain an understanding of major types of co-creation and their interdependency with their socio-technical and political contexts. You will become equipped to indicate how you can use co-creation to develop innovative technologies, policy arrangements or social practices for a sustainable city in your own community. You will demonstrate this by developing an action plan, research proposal or project idea.

Basic knowledge of sustainability in urban settings, urban environmental technology and urban management is assumed.

This course forms a part of two educational programme of the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS) - AMS Vital and Circular city research themes. It is developed by Wageningen UR and TU Delft, two of the founding universities of AMS Institute, and in cooperation with Tsinghua University.

What you will learn:

  • Different definitions, forms and typical examples of co-creation for developing sustainable urban water, energy and green systems.
  • The potential of co-creation for developing sustainable cities.
  • The interdependency between co-creation and its policy and socio-technical contexts.
  • Comparison of different real-life cases of co-creation.
  • To understand interdependencies between the real-life cases of co-creation and their policy and socio-technical contexts.
  • How to formulate the potential of co-creation in your work or daily life.

Contacts

Wageningen University
This course was funded by:

Wageningen University

eCourse

Apr 2017
Free
en.

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

eCourse

Oct 2016
Free
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CIVITAS

When considering the quality of urban mobility decisions, most CIVITAS cities involve a wide range of stakeholders in the measure development process. Through consultations, local communities are empowered and get a sense of ownership of results. At the same time, the level of interaction between decision makers and the target of their decisions is substantially increased, thus enhancing measure completeness, giving stakeholders a better understanding of the planned mobility measures and reducing later opposition to urban mobility. Involving the public has added value, but where to start?

In this e-course we explain what public involvement is and why you should involve the public and stakeholders. Step by step, we show you an approach for public participation, including evaluation.

Contacts

training@civitas.eu, learningcentre@civitas.eu
CiViTAS Learning Centre

eCourse

Oct 2016
Free
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CIVITAS essentials

When considering the quality of urban mobility decisions, most CIVITAS cities involve a wide range of stakeholders in the measure development process. Through consultations, local communities are empowered and get a sense of ownership of results. At the same time, the level of interaction between decision makers and the target of their decisions is substantially increased, thus enhancing measure completeness, giving stakeholders a better understanding of the planned mobility measures and reducing later opposition to urban mobility. Involving the public has added value, but where to start? In this e-course we explain what public involvement is and why you should involve the public and stakeholders. Step by step, we show you an approach for public participation, including evaluation. After completing this e-course, you will be able to design your own participation process.
E-course was developed in cooperation with Mobiel 21.

Contacts

training@civitas.eu, learningcentre@civitas.eu, info@dtvconsultants.nl
CiViTAS Learning Centre Mobiel21
This eCourse was created under the project:

CAPITAL, CIVITAS

eCourse

Jul 2016
Free
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CIVITAS essentials

“Gamification is the process of taking something that already exists - a website, an enterprise application, an online community - and integrating game mechanics into it to motivate participation, engagement, and loyalty. Gamification takes the data-driven techniques that game designers use to engage players, and applies them to non-game experiences to motivate actions that add value to your business.” Gamification is used in more and more in the transport sector to influence choice behaviour.

Contacts

info@dtvconsultants.nl , learningcentre@civitas.eu
CiViTAS Learning Centre Organiq
This eCourse was created under the project:

CAPITAL

eCourse

Mar 2016
Free
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CH4LLENGE

Involving stakeholders and the public is a precondition for sustainable urban mobility and supports the development of a more effective, efficient and accepted Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP). This course gives an overview about the relevance of participation in SUMP preparation and provides insights into managing participatory transport planning, identifying stakeholders and working with interested parties, the public and the media. It explores how to select appropriate involvement formats and looks at the practical work of conducting a participation process. By the end of this course, you will have gained comprehensive knowledge about how to successfully engage citizens and stakeholders in SUMP development.

Contacts

learning@rupprecht-consult.eu
Rupprecht Consult
This eCourse was created under the project:

CH4LLENGE

eCourse

Feb 2016
Free
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CIVITAS thematic course

Mobility Management is a concept to promote sustainable transport and manage the demand for car use by changing travellers’ attitudes and behaviour.

Contacts

training@civitas.eu, learningcentre@civitas.eu, info@dtvconsultants.nl
CiViTAS Learning Centre Mobiel21
This eCourse was created under the project:

CAPITAL, CIVITAS

eCourse

Feb 2016
Free
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CIVITAS essentials

This e-course intends to provide the basics of traffic and mobility system. It presents frameworks, background and examples in order to help explain. It will help to better answer questions such as What is the cause of traffic problems in my city? How to tackle them? What is the role of citizens and other stakeholders? After this course you will know the basic principles of the traffic and transportation system. It will contribute to a systematic and more effective approach of policy making and implementation.

Contacts

training@civitas.eu, learningcentre@civitas.eu, info@dtvconsultants.nl
CiViTAS Learning Centre DTV Consultants
This eCourse was created under the project:

CAPITAL, CIVITAS

eCourse

Feb 2016
Free
en.

CIVITAS thematic course

Contents: (1) What is Mobility Management? (2) Why Mobility Management for schools (3) Priority-principle (WCPP) (4) Link to European policies (5) Different levels and stakeholders (national, local, school level) (6) Step-by-step advice (on school-level) (7) General principles (information, organisation, infrastructure, campaigns, education)

Contacts

info@dtvconsultants.nl, learningcentre@civitas.eu
CiViTAS Learning Centre Mobiel 21
This eCourse was created under the project:

CAPITAL, CIVITAS

This course was funded by:

The Traffic Snake Game Network

eCourse

Jan 2016
Free
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CIVITAS thematic course

Sustainable mobility as a serious business.

Contacts

info@dtvconsultants.nl, learningcentre@civitas.eu
CiViTAS Learning Centre Mobiel 21
This eCourse was created under the project:

CAPITAL, CIVITAS

eCourse

Nov 2015
Free
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CIVITAS essentials

Introduction to sustainable urban mobility planning. This course •gives an overview of the SUMP concept and its benefits, •describes the ever-growing importance of SUMPs in Europe, and •has a closer look at the SUMP development process as well as the challenges cities often face when developing and implementing a SUMP.
E-course was developed in cooperation with Rupprecht Consult.

Contacts

learningcentre@civitas.eu, learning@rupprecht-consult.eu, info@dtvconsultants.nl
CiViTAS Learning Centre Rupprecht Consult
This eCourse was created under the project:

CAPITAL, CH4LLENGE, CIVITAS

This course was funded by:

CH4LLENGE, CAPITAL

eCourse

Aug 2015
Free
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SWITCH

The EU project SWITCH contributes to this change by helping practitioners in cities all over the EU to conduct professional behaviour change campaigns. These can be very effective to encourage people to "switch" short ubran car yourneys to walking an cycling ... and thereby to improve their health.

Contacts

learning@rupprecht-consult.eu
Rupprecht Consult Ralf Brand, Silke Frank, Henning Günter
This eCourse was created under the project:

SWITCH

This course was funded by:

IEE, STEER

eCourse

May 2015
Free
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SOLUTIONS

The SOLUTIONS project addresses a range of measures in the Cluster 1 Sustainable Public Transport . The main focus of the cluster and this e-learning course is to present summarised information and recommendations about designing, financing and operating integrated transport systems.

Contacts

learning@rupprecht-consult.eu
Rupprecht Consult
This eCourse was created under the project:

SOLUTIONS

This course was funded by:

EU FP7

eCourse

May 2015
Free
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SOLUTIONS

The overall mission of SOLUTIONS is to support the uptake of innovative sustainable urban mobility solutions in Europe and other regions in the world, in particular in Asia, Latin America and the Mediterranean. This course addresses how integrated planning and the development and implementation of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans can contribute to solving urban transport problems and achieving more sustainable mobility in cities and regions.

Contacts

learning@rupprecht-consult.eu
Rupprecht Consult
This eCourse was created under the project:

SOLUTIONS

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