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The University of Amsterdam (NL) offers a wide range of online courses focused on urban mobility. Browse some of their course offerings below, and enroll now! 

Alternative Mobility Narratives, https://www.coursera.org/learn/alternative-mobility-narratives
Ready to imagine a radically different mobility future? This course is about the stories that we tell ourselves about why and how we move. By critically examining our current narratives, we can better think about mobility in new ways. Using systems dynamics modelling, this course explores how a mobility innovation (of your choice) impacts our mobility system as a whole, for better and for worse. This course reflects on our mainstream mobility narrative, built around engineering and economics. Participants may end up never looking at mobility in the same way again! 

Being Smart about Cycling Futures, https://www.coursera.org/learn/being-smart-about-cycling-futures
What is the future of cycling in cities that struggle to transition to more sustainable and inclusive forms of mobility? What is the role of innovation in ensuring that cycling becomes easier, safer and more accessible for different groups of people? What are Great Bikes and Great Cycling Cities? This course explores answers to these questions, without providing one-size-fits-all solutions or rankings of innovations. Instead, it helps participants develop your own approach to cycling futures and innovation. It asks critical questions about various aspects of cycling practice and its place in mobility systems, and about cycling innovation and the way in which various stakeholders imagine cycling futures.

Reclaiming the Street for Livable Urban Spaces, https://www.coursera.org/learn/reclaiming-the-street
In Reclaiming the Street, students learn about mechanisms of change, are are challenged to apply this knowledge to start creating vibrant local streetscapes. This six-week course draws on seminal academic work on the topics of transition management and street experiments, while providing practical insights from practitioners from around the world. A final peer-reviewed project integrates key takeaways from each module of the course, helping students translate these into an actionable plan for change.

Unraveling the Cycling City, https://www.coursera.org/learn/unraveling-the-cycling-city
Cycling is a complex phenomenon, which can be obscured by its apparent simplicity. Being an almost perfect human-machine hybrid, cycling is deeply rooted in a plethora of socio-technological systems. Around the world, cycling is embraced as an important ingredient to tackle a wide variety of individual and societal challenges. The Netherlands is often seen as an ideal cycling living lab, because cycling has retained a significant share of mobility throughout the country. At the same time, there are large differences in developments across time and space, which enables better understanding of potential causal relationships. Researchers from across academic fields are uncovering reciprocal relationships between cycling and spatial, ecological, historical, social, cultural, economic, biological and political structures. Unraveling the Cycling City bundles the state-of-the-art knowledge that emerges from research and practice on the Dutch cycling system. As such, it provides an easily accessible platform to learn about important causes and effects, to open minds for the complexity of the entire system and to support group deliberations around the world.

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