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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

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
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

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

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

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Urban Transport Roadmaps

Webinar

Jun 2016
Free
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Eurotransport webinars

This webinar consisted of a conversation with James Mellor, Head of Commercial at Arriva North West / Arriva Buses Wales, and Jessica Sweeney, Senior Director of Market & Product Strategy at LILEE Systems. They discussed the transformation of operations and passenger services through the application of innovative technology for real-time broadband communications. James and Jessica examined how to turn the Passenger Wi-Fi paradigm on its head to address the issues that riders care the most about.

Competition drives innovation to deliver a superior, exceptional passenger experience. This innovation comes in many forms – technology, data sharing, and interoperable collaboration – and ultimately provides a significant competitive advantage to fleet operators, whether they carry employees to work or commuters to the next stop.

In this webinar, LILEE Systems outlined how to rise to the challenges of today’s transportation market – how to convert highly mobile IoT data into actionable insights, improve security and how to launch new revenue-generating passenger services.

Contacts

LILEE Systems

Webinar

Jun 2016
Free
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Eurotransport webinars

Watch this webinar to learn about making informed IoT (Internet of Things) enabled transportation decisions regarding the implementation, evolution and integration of rail solutions so that municipalities can take advantage of the power of data-driven transportation. Experts at Kontron address these tough issues to ensure your chosen solution is application-ready; saving yourself time and money.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Overcoming the IoT challenges and applying the benefits of IoT to your operation
  • Improving safety and security through intelligent information gathering such as video surveillance
  • Edge analytics enabling proactive and preventive actions addressing maintenance issues before they become a problem
  • Enhancing the customer experience with wireless connectivity and infotainment.
  • Kontron solutions powered by Intel® processors deliver scalable compute, graphics and HD video performance, connected end-to-end from device to cloud, with high security and manageability at every level

Contacts

Kontron

Webinar

May 2016
Free
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Eurotransport webinars

In this webinar we discuss open standards in ticketing becoming a prerequisite for future-proof system upgrades and how easily they can be integrated into networks. Learn from a real-life example from an expert at Planeta Informatica – the leading supplier of secure access modules for public transport card readers and payment solutions in South America – who will explain how the organisation leverages the advantages of open standards in current transport ticketing projects plus also exploring a future-proof alternative to the currently used solutions.

This webinar comes at a time when the transport ticketing market is about to experience the undisputable advantages of open standards and how to leverage the interoperability, competitive and open membership benefits of open standards to meet current and future challenges, like higher security and successful multi-application implementations.

Contacts

Infineon Technologies

Webinar

Mar 2016
Free
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SUTP Webinar

Number plate restrictions are an easy, low-cost, short-term measure that has been adopted in various cities around the world with the aim to reduce congestion and air pollution. However, their medium and long-term impacts have been widely debated. The webinar focused on the rationale of plate restrictions, the types of restrictions that have been adopted, and the difficulty to know the actual effects of these measures. Carlosfelipe Pardo (Despacio) provided insights on the experience of Bogotá and other cities worldwide.

Contacts

transport@giz.de
GIZ, despacio Carlosfelipe Pardo

Webinar

Feb 2016
Free
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Eurotransport webinars

The accelerated use of contactless technologies and the convergence of multiple applications demands secure, proven and stable technologies which also have the flexibility to benefit from future technology and application trends. The Sistema Único de Boleto Electrónico card (the SUBE card) has recently been an outstanding success in Argentina. This webinar will show how Nacion Servicios – the public transport operator responsible for SUBE’s AFC system – migrated its automatic fare collection system to include a new level of high security, allowing the possibility of the future expansion of its operation to other cities in Argentina. Eurotransport’s forthcoming webinar, hosted by NXP Semiconductors, will offer a platform from which delegates can learn about SUBE’s challenges, experiences and solutions in upgrading, using NXP’s MIFARE Plus product family – and the wide range of application possibilities that opened up through this transition. The webinar will consist of two 15-20 minute presentations, as well as a Q&A session where delegates have the opportunity to ask questions directly to our speakers. Presentations will come from NXP Semiconductors’ Miguel Padula – Business Development Manager South America AFC & Banking, and Johannes Grüll – Product Marketing Manager MIFARE Classic & MIFARE Plus. Miguel is responsible for developing AFC and Banking business in South America, supporting main AFC migration and banking convergence in the region. Johannes is globally responsible for the go-to-market and pricing strategy for the MIFARE Classic and MIFARE Plus product families. Johannes is engaged in different application segments from access management and public transport to gaming and many more.

Contacts

NXP

Webinar

Jan 2016
Free
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SUTP Webinar

The amount and quality of energy (in particular fossil fuels) consumed by motorised vehicles is not only a burden to our atmosphere, but also generates airborne pollutants like sulphur, nitrogen oxides or carbon monoxide - to name a few. Those pollutants have severe impacts on our environment and our health - particularly in heavily populated urban areas. The Avoid-Shift-Improve (ASI)-approach helps to counteract air pollution. While it is necessary to plan traffic in a smart way and shift it to more clean modes of transport, fuel economy, vehicle and fuel standards are essential to further reduce and limit air pollution. While air pollution is still a serious problem, the introduction of EURO-standards for fuel as well as vehicle taxation, emission standards and technologic solutions lead to a significant reduction of air pollution in European cities.

Contacts

transport@giz.de
GIZ, icct Francisco Posada

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