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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

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.

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a.metze@rupprecht-consult.eu
CIVITAS SUNRISE

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

 

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CIVITAS SUITS

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

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

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.

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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

May 2015
Free
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SOLUTIONS

This course examines different aspects of multimodal journey planning and examples of what has already been achieved in Europe. Best practice cases provided here will give an impression of the state-of-the-art, and we will examine barriers that currently prevent full integration of all modes and across all borders. In this context it must be noted that multimodal information is only one part that makes up a fully integrated transport systems.

Contacts

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

SOLUTIONS

eCourse

May 2015
Free
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SOLUTIONS

Urban freight transport and city logistics are very important elements of urban mobility, however they are often disregarded by city planners and our objective is to provide knowledge as well as best practices and solutions for this key area of city and transport planning.

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

Many cities strive for a cleaner vehicle fleet in the city. Electric vehicles (EVs) are one of the favorite options, as they produce zero exhaust emission. This e-learning course will provide an introduction to EVs and provide guidance on how to increase the use of EVs in urban environments. Options to foster EV deployment and examples from cities around the world are provided.

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 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.

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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 SOLUTIONS project addresses a range of measures in the Cluster 2 Transport Infrastructures. The main focus of the cluster and this e-learning course is present summarized information and recommendations about design of urban streets (sharing of road space) and the design for the cycling infrastructure improving the safety of infrastructure.

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

SOLUTIONS

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

This course was funded by:

EU FP7

eCourse

May 2015
Free
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SOLUTIONS

This course aims at presenting solutions to the main problems of city logistics: traffic congestion, pollution and noise, labor and safety issues and, last but not least, enhancing the quality of urban transport services for the clients and the economy. The solutions proposed here have been described in 'SOLUTIONS training kit- Cluster 3 City logistics' available on the SOLUTIONS web site.

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
en.

SOLUTIONS

This course consists of 6 units. It offers an overview of design of urban streets (sharing of road space) and the design for the cycling infrastructure improving the safety of infrastructure. We've tried to keep the course concrete and hands-on; each unit has a homework task that involves examining and researching your own local context or looking at examples from other places to see how they might apply to your context.

Contacts

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

SOLUTIONS

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