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Study type: Online

Starts: Anytime

Price: Free


Learn how urban mobility projects can help to create sustainable cities

Good transport systems and projects are critical to the development of environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive cities.

This course considers the impacts of motorisation, our current unsustainable travel patterns, and the framework for changing to sustainable urban mobility.

Understand the components of a sustainable urban mobility strategy

You’ll explore the impacts of different transport systems and discover approaches to transport planning that help cities become more sustainable.

You’ll also examine the different dimensions of sustainable urban mobility, including the Avoid-Shift-Improve (ASI) framework, which strives to achieve significant GHG emission reductions, reduced energy consumption, less congestion, with the final objective being to create more liveable cities.

Discover how sustainable urban mobility is most effectively delivered

You’ll understand the role of urban planning in supporting the use of public transport, walking and cycling, and how integrated solutions can work across cities worldwide.

You’ll experience how integrated urban and transport planning helps improve the welfare of people and their communities, shaping travel behaviours and neighborhoods into healthier, more efficient spaces.

You’ll also consider how sustainable land use planning helps improve the welfare of people and their communities, shaping their urban areas and neighborhoods into healthier, more efficient spaces.

Learn from planning experts at the UCL Bartlett School of Planning and the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI)

The Bartlett School of Planning is one of the leading research-led planning schools in the world. In collaboration with TUMI, you’ll learn about planning, design and management of cities, their transport systems, and how you can shape their future.

What topics will you cover?

  • Introducing sustainable urban mobility
  • How transport affects our cities
  • The Avoid-Shift-Improve (ASI) framework for developing sustainable urban mobility
  • Integrated urban planning and transport.

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

  • Available now

Who is the course for?

The course is best suited to transport and city planning practitioners in both the Global South and Global North, including in Africa, Latin America and Asia.

This includes academics, researchers, students and those working in national and city authorities, consultancies, and civil society. It’s also suited to those who are simply interested in learning more about sustainable urban mobility.

Who developed the course?

UCL (University College London)

UCL was founded in 1826. It was the first English university established after Oxford and Cambridge, and the first to open up university education to those previously excluded from it.


We develop tailor-made solutions to challenging problems for our clients. As a competent service provider, GIZ supports the German Government in achieving its objectives.

Transforming Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI)

TUMI is the leading global implementation initiative on sustainable mobility formed through the union of 11 prestigious partners. TUMI supports transport projects all around the world and enables policy makers to transform urban mobility. We believe in sustainable mobility for a better future.