Welcome to EIT Urban Mobility

Competence Hub

Our online training programmes

From December 2020 onwards, the EIT Urban Mobility Competence Hub will be releasing free online content for professionals on different key aspects of urban mobility. You will find the access to the courses that have already been released below the course description. If you are interested in one or various course(s) that are not yet available, please select it(/them) and send us your contact email. We will notify you personally by email once they have been released.

We offer two types of courses:

  • EIT Urban Mobility Academy Small Free Online Courses (SFOCs), which take between 30 minutes and 4 hours to complete, in a period of one to four weeks.
  • EIT Urban Mobility Academy Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), which take between 10 and 20 hours to complete, in a period of one to four months.

Small Free Online Courses (SFOCs)

Active mobility at the heart of transport modelling

This course is already available and you can register for free here.

Course category: SFOC

Description of the course: In this course we will talk about the importance of including active transportation at the same level as motorised transportation not only to tackle congestion, but for a number of other economic, environmental and social benefits that it brings. In short, this course is all about understanding how transport modelling should shift from focusing exclusively on moving vehicles and instead aim at moving people from a multimodal approach in order to create more livable spaces.

Demystifying shared mobility

This course is already available and you can register for free here.

Course category: SFOC

Description of the course: This 45-minute introductory course will give you a glimpse into the shared mobility ecosystem. Upon completion, you will understand the factors and background behind today’s shared mobility, the systems currently available, the main players involved and how they have succeeded and failed in its implementation. You will also find out what are the main challenges ahead.

Fostering innovation in the mobility sector

This course is already available and you can register for free here.

Course category: SFOC

Codeveloped with EcoMotion, CatalystIL, and the Israel Innovation Institute 

Description of the course: This course will provide you with the tools required to lead effective innovation processes in your organization, using a well-defined and structured method. Looking at six building blocks representing the different roles of innovation managers, you will gain useful insights into leading and developing innovation processes in your organization. This model is based on the work of the Israel Innovation Institute and its vast experience accompanying different organizations in their innovation processes.

Free visualisation tools for urban mobility planning (Beginner)

This beginner course is already available and you can register for free here.

Course category: SFOC

Codeveloped with YoproMedia/HumanKind

Description of the course: Two courses are available, with beginner and intermediate levels. These courses aim at teaching urbanists how to visualize their idea and bring good urbanism practices to action (via free tools), while avoiding focusing on the technical or legal sides of planning. Two courses exist, one for beginners and one for intermediate users. The course for beginners consists of choosing a street in a city and turning it ‘Covid19’ friendly using tactical urbanism and tools such as SketchUp and Google Earth. The intermediate course is somewhat more technical and looks at permanent changes to make streets people-friendly. Those not familiar with SketchUp have to go through course 1, otherwise, it's a standalone course.

Free visualisation tools for urban mobility planning (Advanced)

This intermediate course is already available and you can register for free here.

Course category: SFOC

Codeveloped with YoproMedia/HumanKind

Description of the course: Two courses are available, with beginner and intermediate levels. These courses aim at teaching urbanists how to visualize their idea and bring good urbanism practices to action (via free tools), while avoiding focusing on the technical or legal sides of planning. Two courses exist, one for beginners and one for intermediate users. The course for beginners consists of choosing a street in a city and turning it ‘Covid19’ friendly using tactical urbanism and tools such as SketchUp and Google Earth. The intermediate course is somewhat more technical and looks at permanent changes to make streets people-friendly. Those not familiar with SketchUp have to go through course 1, otherwise, it's a standalone course.

City logistics: new trends in city logistics

This course is already available and you can register for free here.

Course category: SFOC

Codeveloped with KnowUrbanNet

Description of the course: This course analyses the rise of e-commerce and how it may affect urban logistics: changes in distribution channels, categorization of new user profiles, externalities of the new model, innovation in the urban distribution of goods, regulatory measures and examples of application.

Preparing for autonomous vehicles

This course is already available and you can register for free here.

Course category: SFOC

Description of the course: This 45-minute course will give you an understanding of the autonomous vehicles' framework. Upon completion of this course, you will understand the technologies, challenges, and opportunities of their adoption as a key element in urban mobility.

Superblocks: rethinking cities and urban space for citizens

This course is already available and you can register for free here.

Course category: SFOC

Description of the course: This 45-minute course will give you an introductory understanding of how superblocks are a sustainable, cost-effective and feasible solution to mobility issues in cities. Upon completion of this course, you will understand the social, economic and environmental impacts of the superblock model, as well as the potential opportunities and limitations of it being implemented in other cities.

Sustainable and effective parking management in cities

This course is already available and you can register for free here.

Course category: SFOC

Description of the course: This 45-minute course will give you an introductory understanding of what constitutes sustainable and effective parking management in cities. Upon completion of this course, you will understand the issues related to parking in urban areas, and strategies to overcome them.

Understanding Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs)

This course is already available and you can register for free here.

Course category: SFOC

Description of the course: This 45-minute course will give you an understanding of what is a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP). Upon completion, you will comprehend how cities are transitioning towards this model to provide integrated solutions to transport and mobility, guaranteeing technical, economic, environmental and social sustainability to their residents. You will also go over its challenges and take a look at some successful examples that are paving the way to other urban areas.

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

Alternative mobility narratives

This course is already available and you can register for free here.

Course category: MOOC

Codeveloped with University of Amsterdam

Description of the course: 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 help you think about mobility in a new way. Using systems dynamics modelling, we explore how a mobility innovation (of your choice) impacts our mobility system as a whole, for better or for worse. This course will invite you to reflect on our mainstream mobility narrative built on engineering and economics. But warning: you may end up never looking at mobility in the same way again!

Designing the cycling city

This course is already available and you can register for free here.

Course category: MOOC

Codeveloped with Humankind

Description of the course: Designing the cycling city is a practical course for transportation, design, and planning professionals with a vision for human movement on two wheels. This five-week course explores the best practices in bicycle infrastructure design and how to bring these elements to your home context. The course cumulates in a final design project that invites you to present a plan for transforming the street of your choice!

Grant writing for successful proposals in urban mobility

This course is already available and you can register for free here.

Course category: MOOC

Codeveloped with Politecnico di Milano

Description of the course: A course rooted in rhetoric and argumentation, “grant writing for successful proposals in urban mobility” will teach you how to be clear and persuasive when writing grant applications for urban mobility projects. After a preliminary discussion based on the diffusion of innovation theories, the course will focus on the most important parts of a project proposal: the executive summary, the bulk of the plan, the resources, and the proponents.

Methods for a people-centered design process

This course is already available and you can register for free here.

Course category: MOOC

Codeveloped with Bicycle User Experience (BUX)

Description of the course: This course will equip mobility professionals with tools to put people at the center of their design process. Methods are presented that will help you develop design ideas, enhance the planning process, and evaluate and iterate cycling infrastructure. Most importantly, they will help you think more deeply about people and their needs.

Public engagement and outreach for urban mobility professionals

This course is already available and you can register for free here.

Course category: MOOC

Codeveloped with Politecnico di Milano

Description of the course: This course will give learners a clear understanding of the importance of public engagement while exploring the different ways of doing outreach. In this course, you will learn how to organize and design successful workshops, interactive exhibitions, and various types of public events.

Reclaiming the street for livable urban spaces

This course is already available and you can register for free here.

Course category: MOOC

Codeveloped with University of Amsterdam

Description of the course: In reclaiming the street, you will learn about the mechanisms of change and how to apply this knowledge to start creating vibrant streetscapes in your neighborhood. This six-week course will guide you through 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 while asking you to write an actionable plan for change in your city!

Transforming Urban Mobility: Governing the Transformation to Sustainable Systems

This course is already available and you can register for free here.

Course category: MOOC

Codeveloped with KTH Royal Institute of Technology and KTH Executive School

Description of the course: Sustainable mobility is a key goal for city planners. With this 5-week course codeveloped by KTH Royal Institute of Technology, KTH Executive School and EIT Urban Mobility, you’ll learn how to deliver a sustainable urban mobility plan and strategy (SUMPS) that’s financially aligned with the overall strategy and legacy of a city, and that takes into account the interests of all city stakeholders.

Understanding cycling in Europe

This course is already available and you can register for free here.

Course category: MOOC

Codeveloped with Cycling Research Review

Description of the course: Why do some cities see more cycling than others? Is cycling a cultural, design, or engineering phenomenon? Using European countries as examples, this course helps city building professionals and government officials to understand the history of bicycle infrastructure, the role of the bicycle in a sustainable mobility system, and the relationship between mobility and public space.

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