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Urban Mobility for Liveability

Discover how transforming city built environments and mobility access can lead to healthier cities and communities.

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Urban Mobility for Liveability

363 enrolled on this course

  • 5 weeks

  • 2 hours per week

  • Accreditation available

  • Digital certificate when eligible

  • Intermediate level

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Understand how a green city promotes a sustainable lifestyle for its residents

Changes to urban mobility can play a huge part in creating more sustainable cities and communities. It can help influence active transport behaviour such as walking and can help reduce health inequities.

This dynamic five-week course from RMIT University and EIT Urban Mobility will help you learn the key elements of mobility-driven transformations that help promote citizen health and wellbeing, as well as improving city sustainability and liveability.

Explore the best built environments for liveability

On this course, you’ll get a close look at the various ways that the attributes of a built environment (including its mobility options and infrastructure) can be measured.

This will show you the importance of aligning mobility attributes with public health. You will learn how new policy developments can be formulated to develop healthy cities and sustainable communities.

Assess changes made to urban mobility environments

You will also learn how to evaluate which mobility changes are effective in developing more liveable and healthy cities, and communities. You will be equipped for planning the right balance of specific changes, enabling viable sustainable cities and communities.

Study sustainability with urban planning and healthy cities experts

RMIT has an international reputation for excellence in urban design education. You will receive excellence in academic leadership. We will guide you in the planning of cities that foster healthier communities.

You will also benefit from the knowledge of renowned leaders in the design of sustainable communities and cities.

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Skip to 0 minutes and 4 seconds Cities are complex urban systems. They’re ever-changing. And you have a huge opportunity, as a designer, as a policy maker, as a city planner, to influence the health and well-being of all of the residents that you are now planning or designing or making decisions for. We’re trying to understand, how do we build? How do we urbanise, but how do we do it in a way that’s also going to influence in a positive way the health and well-being of the people who live in these cities? You’ll start with understanding, what are the key ingredients of what makes a healthy and a livable city? What are the social determinants of health?

Skip to 0 minutes and 43 seconds How can you use indicators and data to help in evaluation and measurement of these cities? How can you use economic evaluation? How can you use qualitative data? And importantly, how can you implement and apply this knowledge? We’re going to be looking at cities around the world, including yours. So we’ve got some great interactive exercises for you to explore, because we really want you to be able to take the learning and apply it. And the best way is to apply it to somewhere you already know. And the examples that you share will help you take this forward into a project that you can now develop in your own community.

Skip to 1 minute and 20 seconds We’ve also got some world experts to talk to you, to share their experiences of what they’ve learned. So be prepared. We’re going to challenge your thinking. We’re going to teach you some new tools, and we hope you can take that and apply it in your learning and practise to really create some impact. Thank you for joining us.

What topics will you cover?

Over this course, you’ll learn more about:

  • Assessing urban interventions and how to understand the key factors that determine the quantity and mix of built environment interventions required to optimise health and wellbeing outcomes​.
  • The evaluation of built environment interventions that influence active transport behaviour, that are required to create healthy, liveable and equitable neighbourhoods.​

Who is this accredited by?

The CPD Certification Service
The CPD Certification Service:

The CPD Certification Service was established in 1996 and is the leading independent CPD accreditation institution operating across industry sectors to complement the CPD policies of professional and academic bodies.

When would you like to start?

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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...

  • Analyse new liveability frameworks linked to the social determinants of health, involving explicit consideration of health, equity, sustainability and quality of life
  • Apply these frameworks through indicators to support evidence-based decision-making in policy and programs.
  • Measure interventions and economic benefits associated with mobility and health.
  • Expand considerations to multiple benefits of safety, social connection and belonging, cultural expression and environmental health
  • Explain qualitative indicators to measure grounded and diverse perspectives associated with a locality
  • Consider on-ground implementation through specific examples and encouraging collaboration and community engagement in co-design.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for urban mobility students and professionals with an interest in creating liveable green cities and communities that improve and sustain the health of both their residents and the environment.

Who will you learn with?

I am the Associate Dean of Sustainability and Urban Planning at RMIT in Melbourne, and a theme leader in the Centre for Urban Research focussing on issues on and beyond the metropolitan fringe.

I am passionate about translating research about health and liveable cities into policy and practice. My objective is to make research accessible, available and applicable to practice.

Who developed the course?

RMIT University

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) is a global university, with over 80,000 students, specialising in technology, design and enterprise.

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    Melbourne, Australia
  • World ranking

    Top 210Source: QS World University Rankings 2022

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.

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