Online Lectures

Find out more on tools and means for disseminating Sustainable Urban Mobility in the following online lectures. Held by well-known transport specialists, the lectures cover a range of very specific issues of sustainable transport policy making.

Institutional and Policy Orientation

This theme focuses on the institutional and policy set-ups necessary for a successful sustainable transport agenda in a city. The great importance of political will and the considerable input needed from local and national governments when developing such policies, is a key issue. … [read more]

Transforming Urban Transport – The Role of Political Leadership

In this webinar, Professor Diane Davis and Senior Researcher Lily Song will share findings from TUT-POL case studies of New York’s urban streets initiatives, Stockholm’s adoption of congestion pricing, and Seoul’s combined highway demolition, bus system overhaul, and urban regeneration while discussing political conditions and processes explaining implementation successes. In particular, the presentation will highlight the use of data and evidence (e.g. GPS data, polling data, voter trends), public engagement and communication (e.g. public outreach campaigns, voter referendum, working committees/public task forces), and organizational and policy management in promoting implementation of urban transport policies intended to challenge car-centrism and change mode-share while also fostering mobility and environmental aims.

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Sustainable Transport Planning
Dresden is one of German cities that outlined a comprehensive sustainable urban mobility plan with a broad participation of the citizens. Video by the State Capital Dresden

Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning in an International Network
The objective of ENDURANCE, the European sustainable urban mobility planning network, is to activate 250 cities throughout the European Union and Norway to establish their own enduring plans. See how in a series of videos here.

Emerging technologies fulfilling first and last mile needs
New technologies are challenging the ways in which transit systems are able to provide service, however research is beginning to show ride hailing services such as Uber and Lyft are becoming more of a friend to public transportation than an enemy. Public transportation agencies are entering into innovative partnerships with transportation companies to meet first and last mile needs using subsidies and hybrid ride hailing business models. See the electronic recording of a webcast provided by the Center for Urban Transportation Research here to learn more.

Transport policy and its influence on the city of tomorrow
TEDxUniversityofLeeds lecture by Greg Marsden, University of Leeds, UK (Source: TEDx Talks)

Changing mindsets about urban planning and living
Talk by Jan Gehl, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Denmark (Source: EuroFoundationCentre)


Promoting Sustainable Mobility (25.06.2014)
Webinar by the Sustainable Urban Transport Project (SUTP) (Source: Sustainable Urban Transport Project)

Urban Development and Transport Linkages (29.07.2014)
Webinar by the Sustainable Urban Transport Project (SUTP) (Source: Sustainable Urban Transport Project)

TEDxCity2.0 – Sex, neuroscience, and the city
TEDxSacramento lecture by Jeffrey Tumlin, Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates (Source: TEDx Talks)

Land Use Planning and Demand Management

Land use management and travel demand management may be the most difficult topics to realize in sustainable urban transport. At the same time they may generate the greatest benefits since they address the structural reasons that affect how people move in a city. … [read more]

What is Transportation Demand Management?
This video by Mobility Lab will guide you through the principles of Transport Demand Management, or TDM.

Mobility management measures for families, kindergartens and schools
E-learning video by Prof. Udo Becker, TU Dresden, Germany (Source: TRANSPORT LEARNING)

Parking space management, access restriction and speed control
E-Learning video by Prof. Tom Rye, Lund University, Sweden (Source: TRANSPORT LEARNING)

Land Use and Housing in Mobility Management
E-Learning video by Gea21, Spain, (Source: TRANSPORT LEARNING)

The Sustainable Urban Transport Masterplan for Windhoek (25.09.2014)
Webinar by the Sustainable Urban Transport Project (SUTP) (Source: Sustainable Urban Transport Project)

Urban Mobility Plans as as local planning task and national policy instrument (11.02.2015 and 16.02.2015)
Webinar by the Sustainable Urban Transport Project (SUTP) (Source: Sustainable Urban Transport Project)

City is not a Problem, it is the Solution (Part 1 of 2)
TED Talk by Jamie Lerner, Brasil (Source: Rede de Inovação)

City is not a Problem, it is the Solution (Part 2 of 2)
TED Talk by Jamie Lerner, Brasil (Source: Rede de Inovação)

Bigger cities are better cities
TEDxSydney Talk by Rob Adams, City of Melbourne (Source: TEDx Talks)

Urban Design for Successful Cities
TEDxEQChCh Talk by Alexandros Washburn, City of New York (Source: TEDx Talks)

Jamie Lerner at TED
TEDxBuenosAires Talk by Jamie Lerner, Curitiba (Source: TEDx Talks)

New York’s streets? Not so mean anymore
TED Talk by Janette Sadik-Khan, City of New York (Source: TED)

Multimodal Transportation Planning Best Practices and Model Element – A Four Part Web Series
A Webcast hosted by the Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University off Sout Florida. This webinar highlights best practices for effective multimodal planning and how to coordinate local government efforts with plans of other state, regional, and modal agencies. You can access the recordings following these links: Part 1, Part2, Part 3. Part 4 has not been uploaded yet.

Transit, Walking, and Cycling

One large component of sustainable urban transport is the promotion and enhancement of modes that are friendly to the environment, people, and economy. Such modes are public transport, walking, and cycling. The latter two are collectively called non-motorised transport. … [read more]

Bus Rapid Transit Standard by ITDP

The Bus Rapid Transit Standard is a scoring system published by the Institute for Transportation & Development Policy to establish a common definition of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and to measure the efficiency of BRT systems worldwide. With the help of the BRT Standard, current best practices for BRT systems are analysed. ITDP recently released the 2016 Version of the BRT Standard, which is explained in the following webinar.

A Comparison of Traffic Modes by Means of Space, Time, Speed and Flow
Watch this simulation created by the Vissim software of the PTV Group to see why the sustainable means of transport are also the most efficient ones.

Walking to School
Promoting walking and cycling among schoolchildren has positive effects on their health, reduces traffic congestion and air pollution but for this to success, the neighbourhoods need to get safer – North Natomas Transportation Management Association

Public transport models
E-Learning video by Ioannis Koliousis, DDL, Greece (Source: TRANSPORT LEARNING)

Street Design
E-Learning video by Octavia Stepan, ATU, (Source: TRANSPORT LEARNING)

Walking and Cycling
E-Learning video by Benjamin Auer, Ökoinstitut Südtirol, (Source: TRANSPORT LEARNING)

Urban Planning 101 – Walkability
E-learning (Source: CollingwoodPlanings’s channel)

Walkable City
Talk by Jeff Speck, IQC Placemaking Conference, University of Oklahoma (Source: OU IQC)

Junction Design the Dutch – cycle friendly – way
E-learning by BicycleDutch (Source: BicycleDutch)

Intelligent Cities: The Neighbourhood
E-learning video by Jan Gehl (Source: National Building Museum)

The walkable city
TED Talk by Jeff Speck (Source: TED)

Why we shouldn’t bike with a helmet
TEDxCopenhagen Talk by Mikael Colville-Andersen (Source: TEDx Talks)

The Copenhagenize project
TEDxCopenhagen Talk by Mary Embry (Source: TEDx Talks)

Bicycle Culture by Design
TEDxZurich Talk by Mikael Colville-Andersen (Source: TEDx Talks)

Justifying Investment in Cycling
Cycling@Tea-TimeTalk by Yaron Hollander at University College London (Source: LectureCast UCL)
Talk can be accessed under the following link: Cycling@Tea-Time#16 on

Transit Oriented Development Institute
The Transit Oriented Development Institute is a national planning initiative to promote and accelerate the roll-out of walkable, mixed-use communities around rail stations. A range of videos presenting successful concepts can be found here.

Vehicles and Fuels

A commonly accepted and practiced means of tackling air pollution is the usage of clean fuels and technologies. Various cities are on the look-out for resources that will provide a better description of the topic and show them the broad spectrum of opportunities available. … [read more]

Eficiencia energética en el sector de transporte de carga (27.08.2014)
Webinar by the Sustainable Urban Transport Project (SUTP) (Source: Sustainable Urban Transport Project)

The Kandi Machine – China’s Sweet Pollution Solution

Video by Aaron Rockett, KNDI (Source: Aaron Rockett)

Environment and Health

It is widely acknowledged that unsustainable transport comes with a price. Cities’ failure to develop sustainable urban transport systems contributes to a poor environment and has negative impacts on the health of city dwellers. The excessive use of fossil fuels degrades the environment on the global, regional, and local level. Apart from air pollution, automobiles cause accidents which, in many cases, cause immeasurable losses to victims’ families. … [read more]

Webinar: COP 22 from Transport Perspective (15.12.2016)
Against the colorful and historic background of Marrakech, Morocco, COP22 aimed to be the ‘COP of action and it had a high bar to clear for producing actionable outcomes related to transport and mobility.

In the webinar, Cornie Huizenga from the SLoCaT Partnership will give an overview of how sustainable transport was reflected in various discussions and activities in Marrakech. The floor will be then given to the representatives of Yunus Arikan from ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability and Maria Mendiluce from World Business Council on Sustainable Development to respond on the presentation given by Cornie Huizenga.

Detailed information on transport at COP22 can be found in SLoCaT Report on Transport @COP22.

Linking NAMAs and INDCs (30.07.2015) / Vínculos entre NAMAs e INDCs (24.10.2015)
Webinar by the International Partnership on Mitigation and MRV in cooperation with the Global INDC support programme implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH (Source: International Partnership on Mitigation and MRV).

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Greenhouse Gas Reduction Potential in the Transport Sector (06.11.2014)
Webinar by the Sustainable Urban Transport Project (SUTP) (Source: Sustainable Urban Transport Project)

Warsaw Climate Conference – Transport Day 2013
Video coverage from the 19th Conference, Parties of the UNFCCC (Source: slocat)

Social Issues in Transport

Sustainability has three main pillars: economy, environment, and society. A transportation system that is sustainable must address all the three factors of sustainability. In order to complete the picture, this theme addresses the issues of society. The theme currently includes one module focusing on the role of gender in urban transportation. … [read more]

Why buses represent democracy in action
TED Talk by Enrique Peñalosa (Source: TED)