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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

Jan 2018
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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

Webinar

Dec 2017
Free
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Invitation: Webinar on Urban cycling – A smart move! How to integrate cycling into sustainable urban transport systems

This webinar will discuss the opportunities and the challenges of urban cycling, such as current approaches on the sustainable implementation of cycling infrastructure and related policy development for urban stakeholders and the future of station based and free-floating bike sharing.

Mr. Daizong Liu, from the World Resources Institute (WRI), will talk about how “Bikes make cities thrive again” and

Mr. Pablo Celis, from the Municipality of Aarhus, Denmark, one of the cycling-friendliest nations in the world, will tell the story of “The rise of a cycling city”.  

Mr. Sebastian Ibold, from GIZ China, will moderate the presentations and discussions.

 

The planned schedule is as follows:

1. Welcome and introduction (10 minutes)

Moderator: Mr. Sebastian Ibold (GIZ China)

2. Input presentation (20 minutes)

"Bikes makes cities thrive again“

Speaker: Mr. Daizong Liu (World Resources Institute WRI) – 20 minutes presentation

3. Input presentation (20 minutes)

"The rise of a cycling city“

Speaker: Mr. Pablo Celis (Municipality of Aarhus) – 20 minutes presentation

4. Interactive discussion with the audience (30 minutes)

 

Target Audience

GIZ Transport & Environment (T&E) Working Group Members and other interested “sustainable transport”, “urban” and “climate“ colleagues from GIZ, as well as collaborators and partners from the development community.

Contacts

Sustainable Urbam Transport Projects
This course was funded by:

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit

Webinar

Dec 2017
Free
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Bus Rapid Transit Webinars

This series of webinar's from Bus Rapid Transit gives information on some of the latest developments in the world of bus transport.

Contacts

Bus Rapid Transit

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

Nov 2017
Free
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SUMP Learning Programme

This is the second webinar of SUMP Learning Programme 1, which took place from September 2017 to March 2018. The webinar focuses on the topic of data collection, analysis and processing of data in the preparation of a SUMP.

Main presenter: Andreas Nordin is an experienced traffic planner and project manager for SUMP at the City of Malmö. He presents how the city of Malmö used data collected from traffic surveys for planning sustainable mobility measures in the city.

 

Contacts

Rupprecht Consult, City of Malmö, Union of Baltic Cities
This 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

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

Dec 2016
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UITP

UITP (International Association of Public Transport) has various training materials, webinars and eCourses. However, this material is only available for participants that take part in UITP training courses.

Contacts

kaan.yildizgoz@uitp.org
UITP

Webinar

Dec 2016
Free
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Eurotransport webinars

Fare collection systems are a hot topic in the transit industry, due to a number of new and exciting technologies emerging and gaining adoption. However, these changes also make it harder to predict the future and get a good grasp on where the industry is heading.

In this webinar our expert panel reviewed the range of ticketing trends taking place and we heard first hand from transport operators tackling these issues head on.

  • Is the Future of Ticketing Account Based?
  • Fare Collection Trends: Issued Ticked Media vs Passenger Owned (BYOT)
  • EMV Contactless vs Mobile Ticketing: Which One is Best?
  • Mobile Ticketing Technologies: Barcode, vs SMS, vs NFC, vs Bluetooth.
  • Mobile First and Mobile Ticketing 2.0
  • Preston Bus Case Study: Speeding up Bus Services by 9 Seconds per Passenger
  • Keolis Case Study: Seamless door-to-door journeys

Contacts

Masabi

Webinar

Nov 2016
Free
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Eurotransport webinars

Technology developments make possible a new generation of on-demand / flexible public transport services, more cost-effective and better tailored to market circumstances than prior offerings. Such services targeted at the general public — for both first mile / last mile access and local circulation purposes — have been deployed in 22 service zones by the Denver transit agency in the largest implementation to date in the USA. The technology platform for managing these services, MobilityDR, is key to this outcome.

In this webinar, DemandTrans Solutions and its partners show how an appropriate technology platform in combination with innovative service concepts provides regional transit authorities with the ability to configure, control, and operate cost-effective DRT / flexible transit services.

Contacts

DemandTrans Solutions, Inc.

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

Webinar

Sep 2016
Free
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SUTP Webinar

Cycling has the capability to contribute substantially to livable cities. It has seen a massive boost in popularity all over the world during the last years. This has mainly been due to grass-roots initiatives, spreading a bicycle culture to places that used to be dominated by cars - with powerful impact: The “Bike Revolution” is shaping cities with their action and pushes urban and transport planners to consider their needs in future development. This local Engagement becomes more and more important on a global agenda as well. In October, Habitat-III will take place in Quito. The New Urban Agenda (NUA), the outcome document of the conference, has the ambition to set out universal guidelines for forward-looking urban development. Hence, embedding bicycle culture in the NUA is crucial to establish and underline its importance for sustainable mobility in cities worldwide. In the webinar JP Amaral (Bike Anjo, Brazil), and Ksenia Semenova (Kyiv Cyclists’ Association, Ukraine, and vice-president of the European Cyclists Federation) highlight the experiences of the bike revolutions in their cities and countries. Furthermore, Marcio Deslandes (European Cyclists Federation) will demonstrate how the HABITAT-III process is linked to this local engagement and present their work on the role of cycling in the New Urban Agenda.

Contacts

transport@giz.de
GIZ Ksenia Semenova, JP Amaral, Marcio Deslandes

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

Contacts

Urban Transport Roadmaps

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