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Transforming Urban Mobility: Governing the Transformation to Sustainable Systems

Discover the top methods for governing a sustainable urban mobility plan and strategy (SUMPS) that boosts a city’s prospects.

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Transforming Urban Mobility: Governing the Transformation to Sustainable Systems

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  • 5 weeks

  • 4 hours per week

  • Digital certificate when eligible

  • Intermediate level

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Equip yourself with urban mobility solutions for creating sustainable cities.

Sustainable mobility is a key goal for city planners, as cities increasingly grapple with a growing population and climate change issues.

On this urban mobility management course, you’ll learn how to deliver a sustainable urban mobility plan and strategy (SUMPS) that’s financially sound, aligned with the overall strategy and legacy of a city, and that takes into account the interests of all city stakeholders.

Explore urban mobility planning in creating sustainable cities

You’ll look at sustainable urban mobility planning in the wider context of a city’s overall needs. In doing so, you’ll consider how a SUMPS should harmonise with future plans for the city.

Taking a holistic approach to sustainability planning, you’ll consider how SUMPS must align with a city’s competitive ambitions of being attractive for industry, investments, commerce, and tourism.

Understand the importance of all stakeholders in sustainable transport planning

You’ll learn the best practice methods and tools for working with the varying interests and logics of many different stakeholders.

Demystify the difficulties of dealing with various initiatives and trends whilst planning an urban transformation strategy.

Understand how to govern a city’s sustainable urban development

Develop your understanding of why SUMPS are important for increasing a city’s attractiveness, competitiveness and sustainability.

By the end of the course, you’ll be familiar with the importance of sustainable mobility planning, not as a siloed project, but as an integrated, strategic approach to the overall development of a city.

What topics will you cover?

  • Transformation management
  • Governing principles
  • Urban mobility strategy design
  • Stakeholder management
  • Technology assessment
  • Sustainability integration
  • Long-term planning
  • Process development

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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Explore the plurality of sustainability goals and urban mobility strategies
  • Assess the accelerated uptake of the best available solutions
  • Develop a governance perspective to transformative challenges

Who is the course for?

This course is best-suited to senior officials in cities with 500,000+ inhabitants, as well as senior managers of stakeholders operating within the urban mobility sector.

Who will you learn with?

As a Program Director at KTH Executive School, Staffan Movin helps cities and infrastructural companies adopt digitalization and sustainability based on applied research and consultancy experience.​

Matti Kaulio is a professor in Industrial Management at KTH. He is a dedicated teacher with extensive experience from executive education and academic leadership.

Who developed the course?

EIT Urban Mobility

EIT Urban Mobility is an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). Since January 2019 we have been working to encourage positive changes in the way people move around cities in order to make them more liveable places. We aim to become the largest European initiative transforming urban mobility. Co-funding of up to € 400 million (2020-2026) from the EIT, a body of the European Union, will help make this happen.

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Since its founding in 1827, KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world dedicated to advancing knowledge.

KTH Executive School

KTH Executive School is a leading executive school on the crossroad of technology and business aiming to help senior managers to boost their ability to develop and implement new businesses, new strategies and new ways to operate. With a profound understanding of various business logics, KTH Executive School addresses technology shifts and other major game changers relevant for your business environment, delivering the know-how you need in order to ensure the competitiveness of your business.

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