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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.

Contacts

SUMI Project

eCourse

Jul 2019
Free
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CIVITAS SUITS e-courses

Course Overview

This course is designed to build and/or strengthen the capacity of small-medium cities’ Local Authorities to facing current challenges when implementing innovative transport schemes, i.e car-sharing, ridesharing (carpooling – vanpooling), bike – sharing, MaaS etc.

Who is this course for?

The course is aimed mainly at transport planners in local authorities of small and medium sized cities. Other interested individuals are also welcome, e.g. from consultancies or recent graduates.

Overall aim of the course

To increase the capacity of S-M cities, to implement and monitor the Innovative Transport Schemes (InnoTS) measures throughout policymaking, budgeting, designing and facing the current challenges when implementing these measures.

Specific objectives of the course

Increasing the understanding about the value of InnoTS in our cities, the effects/cost of lack of urban mobility regulations, the operators and the economy of the city, the stakeholders involved and their needs and about the concept and methodology for implementing InnoTS measures while being able to recognise or find out the needs of urban freight transport users.

Building specific skills regarding how success of the measures can be ensured

  • By convincing stakeholders and by overcoming financial, legal, administrative and technical barriers

Specifically, the course is designed to:

  • Strengthen cooperation between LA’s staff

  • Advance local priorities on InnoTS

  • Offer concrete practical tools and guidance to better implement these Schemes

Contacts

CIVITAS SUITS
This eCourse was created under the project:

SUITS

eCourse

Mar 2019
Free
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CIVITAS SUMPs-Up eCourses

The third CIVITAS SUMPs-Up e-course focuses on how to ensure that sustainable urban mobility planning is a strategic long-term process. The SUMP should not be seen as yet another plan that. SUMP should have clear objectives and a set of SMART targets that have been selected based on the vision for mobility. It should be planned carefully how it will be measured whether the targets are being as well as the evaluation of the planning process itself.

SUMP should be also integrated with other related processes. How to harmonize SUMP with strategies of alike sectors in order to reach an integrated perspective for sustainable cities, how to create links between transport, energy and pollution reduction when planning, and what are the benefits are crucial aspects in the SUMP development which planners should not overlook. To ensure successful implementation of SUMPs necessary resources should be secured and risks and mitigation strategies identified. Finally, “quick-win” measures that help to gain political commitment should be identified.

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CIVITAS SUMPs-Up
This eCourse was created under the project:

SUMPs-Up

eCourse

Mar 2019
Free
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CIVITAS SUMPs-Up eCourses

The second CIVITAS SUMPs-Up e-course focuses on the importance of co-creating the process and the plan together with different stakeholders.  It gives advice on how to elaborate a public participation and communication strategy and how to integrate participation in the overall process. The course presents concrete examples of methods and tools that can be used in workshops and events with different stakeholder groups.

Developing a common vision with citizens and other interest groups is a crucial start of the SUMP process. It creates ownership and acceptance, when citizens´ ideas and view point are taken into account. Using the community´s knowledge can provide valuable input for the city administration in developing their SUMP.

Contacts

CIVITAS SUMPs-Up
This eCourse was created under the project:

SUMPs-Up

eCourse

Mar 2019
Free
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CIVITAS SUMPs-Up eCourses

The first CIVITAS SUMPs-Up e-course focuses on the phase preparing well in the SUMP cycle. It gives advice how to initiate the SUMP process. Before elaborating a SUMP strategy and selecting the right measures it is important to understand the local, regional and national framework influencing the SUMP preparation and implementation as well as to analyse the current mobility situationand planning practices.

Cooperation and participation are one of the main principles of Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning. The course gives advice what should be taken into account when setting-up a project management structure and gives tips how to map different urban mobility stakeholders that should be involved and promote cooperation across sectors and borders. 

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CIVITAS SUMPs-Up
This eCourse was created under the project:

SUMPs-Up

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

Video, Webinar

Jan 2018
Free
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SUMP Learning Programme

This is the third webinar of SUMP Learning Programme 1, which took place from September 2017 to March 2018. The webinar focuses on the topic of SUMP as a strategic document.

Main presenters: David Harris and Joe Clarbour, Birmingham City Council, present how the Birmingham Transport Space Allocation policy was developed, which helps shift the spatial balance in the city towards walking, biking and public transport.

Contacts

City of Birmingham, ICLEI, UBC, Rupprecht Consult
This Video, Webinar was created under the project:

SUMPs-Up

eCourse

Oct 2017
Free
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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

Mar 2016
Free
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CH4LLENGE

Monitoring and evaluation activities deliver data about the progress of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) development process and the impact of policy measures. This course explores how to determine the context for monitoring and evaluation and develop a Monitoring and Evaluation Plan. It looks at selecting indicators and targets and provides insights into evaluating planning processes using, for example, the SUMP Self-Assessment Scheme. By the end of this course, you will have gained comprehensive knowledge about how to establish clear and effective monitoring and evaluation procedures.

Contacts

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

CH4LLENGE

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

Mar 2016
Free
en.

CH4LLENGE

Development of effective measures to tackle identified transport and mobility objectives is vital for successful sustainable urban mobility planning. Yet there are a range of challenges to well-informed development of packages of measures. Cities can limit themselves to pre-conceived solutions, may focus on supply-side rather than demand-side polices, and can be unaware of the potential of novel solutions. This course explores measure selection in SUMP process, examining how measures and measure packages can be identified and critically evaluated as a response to objectives, problems, and as part of a process of moving towards more sustainable mobility practices.

Contacts

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

CH4LLENGE

eCourse

Mar 2016
Free
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CH4LLENGE

Sustainable urban mobility planning is a way of tackling transport-related problems in cities more strategically. The development and implementation of a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan aims to reduce negative impacts of transport, improve accessibility and provide high-quality, multi-modal and well-integrated mobility and transport. This course offers an overview of the SUMP concept and its benefits, describes the ever-growing importance of SUMPs in Europe, looks at the procedual elements of the SUMP cycle and identifies the key challenges arising in sustainable urban mobility planning.

Contacts

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

CH4LLENGE

eCourse

Mar 2016
Free
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CH4LLENGE

Institutional cooperation comprises collaboration and joint working within and across organisations in order to develop and implement a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP). Institutional relationships are various and thus cooperation must be understood as occurring within networks of organisations. Such cooperation may require the sharing of objectives, knowledge, resources, powers or consent between several actors. This course intends to explain how to build a pragmatic cooperation with actors and how to identify ideas, principles and policies that help to deliver a SUMP that is accepted and effective in practical and financial terms.

Contacts

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

CH4LLENGE

eCourse

May 2015
Free
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SOLUTIONS

This course consists of 7 units. It offers an overview of the SUMP concept and its benefits, describes the ever-growing importance of SUMPs around the world, identifies some of the challenges of integrating individual innovative mobility measures into the larger context of an SUMP and offers suggestions to overcome those challenges. By the end of the course, you will have gained comprehensive and structured knowledge about the procedural elements of the SUMP cycle.

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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