Transport Policy for Clean Air
Learn how transport planning can contribute to population health
How we plan the transport in our cities can affect preventable health risks, including our exposure to air pollution.
Reducing congestion, one of the major contributors to poor air quality, and designing efficient transport systems to support growing populations remains a pressing issue for many city leaders.
On this three-week course, you’ll discover how a focus on cleaner transport can improve population health and urban liveability. By the end, you’ll understand the best practices for implementing transport policy for healthier changes.
Delve into low-car urbanism
You’ll explore the different approaches that can help reduce car use in urban areas as you uncover what makes an effective city for cycling, walking, and using public transport.
From influencing user behaviour to exploring mobility environments, you’ll discover how cities can be transformed into a place of low-car urbanism.
Understand the benefits of electric vehicles and shared mobility
You’ll delve into the use of cleaner modes of transport such as electric vehicles, shared mobility, and freight.
You’ll also be exposed to new design tools such as health impact assessments. With these tools, you can show how population health can be improved with transport, with the change in air pollution exposure measured and assessed for impact.
Learn the fundamentals of transport policy from the experts at RMIT University
Finally, you explore the best practices for implementing transport policy to understand how positive change can happen.
With the guidance of the specialists at RMIT University and through the exploration of case studies, you’ll finish the course with the knowledge of how transport policy can help improve air quality and in turn, the health of the population.
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Describe 'software' (behavioural) and 'hardware' (infrastructural) approaches to reducing car use
- Describe how road transport tasks can be avoided, shifted to cleaner modes, shared between users or improved technologically
- Investigate the electrification of urban and regional mobility, and the role of freight transport in cities
- Explain the role of urban logistics in creating cleaner and more liveable cities
- Identify barriers and opportunities for the implementation of sustainable transport policies
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for those working in urban mobility and sustainable urban development, or those interested in working in these fields.
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.
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