About the course
Foundations of mobility module
This module digs into transportation planning and urban design, unpacking how mobility fits within our cities and how emerging modes and technologies impact these planning efforts. You will learn about current trends in urbanization, sustainable development frameworks, new planning methods, and challenges associated with innovation and uncertainty. Key lectures on scenario planning, along with expert guest discussions, provide added insight and context throughout this module.
- Current Urban Change and the Sustainable Mobility Paradigm
- Current Trends in Urbanization
- The Sustainable Mobility Paradigm
- Scenario Planning: A Method for Planning Systems with Uncertainty
- Introducing Scenario Planning
- Transportation Scenarios
- Applying Scenarios to AV and New Mobility
- Guest Discussion: Lisa Nielson
- How Does Mobility Fit Within Urban Sustainability Frameworks?
- Sustainable Development Goals
- Smart Growth
- New Urbanism
- Vision Zero
- Rethinking Streets
- Moving People and Freight Efficiently
- Emerging Street Design Guides
- Mobility hub
- Guest Discussion: Geoff Thun, Taubman College
- Planning for Emerging Modes: Bikesharing, Ridesharing, and Urban Aerial Vehicles
- Bikesharing and Micro-Mobility
- Urban Aerial Vehicles
- What’s Next?
- Scenarios for Autonomous Urbanism
- The Challenge of Creating Smart Urban Innovations
TIME COMMITMENT AND WORK PACE
- You will have access to this module for 60 days.
- This module contains 6-7 hours of required recorded material and an associated testing assessment.
- The module also includes supplemental reading material to bolster your knowledge.
Successful completion of module topics, readings, and testing assessment with an 80% pass rate is required to earn a digital badge for this module.
To earn a Certificate in Foundations of Mobility, consider enrolling in our 15-week courses: Course I: Mobility Behavior & Technology and Course II: Mobility System Design, Finance & Regulation
PREREQUISITES & TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
- There are no prerequisites for this module.
To view technical requirements
The program requires a minimum of the following common set of tools and resources:
A high-speed internet connection outside of a corporate firewall is required to access online course lectures. Online students will need the following:
- Windows 10, Mac OS X v10.5+, or equivalent OS
- 4GB RAM
- 4GB free disk space
- A monitor capable of 1280 x 720 resolution
- Sound card and speakers
- High Speed Internet access (LAN, Cable modem or DSL)
- Latest version of Chrome, Firefox, or Safari
- Adobe Reader 10+
- Cookies enabled in your web browser
Administrative/Online Technical Support
Support staff are available via phone and email to help with administrative and technical issues during our normal business hours (Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time).
Content Questions and Support
Students are welcome to contact the module instructor and/or their assistants with content-related questions and support.
You will leave this module with an understanding of key urban mobility terminology, stakeholders of urban planning, methods of system integration, and the forces shaping urban mobility.
Robert Goodspeed is an Assistant Professor of Urban Planning. He teaches in the areas of geographic information systems (GIS), collaborative planning, and scenario planning theory and methods. His research investigates how new information technologies can be used to improve the planning process a...
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