Cities’ urban mobility education and training needs

The EIT Urban Mobility Competence Hub are to serve a wide variety of organizations with urban mobility transformation related education and training. The main two groups of learners are expected in the mobility industry and city staff working with urban mobility. However, the need can be expected to differ quite a lot between different areas and segments. The needs can differ both regarding education areas or topics as well as how the education is made and what methodologies to apply. If better adjusting to specific needs the impact of education and training should be possible to increase.

State your view regarding the education and training needs within the here focused segment, cities. Are there significant and general needs, not met today and that requires our attention? Why is this not met today?

We should here focus on trying to understand the nature of the need, so please try to avoid to discuss concrete solutions, even if it is difficult. Potential solutions will be discussed in the next step of the process.

5 thoughts on “Cities’ urban mobility education and training needs

  1. One of major needs whithin Cities and Regulatory bodies, is reaching a full awareness of innovations in all the segments of urban mobility. This is coupled with a partial knowledge of existing market solutions and their potential to impact in solving municipalities needs. Filling this GAp will help in fostering the solutions of mobility challenges. Specific courses and think tank could be realised and defined in the EIT Um Academy path


  2. City staff working on urban mobility would benefit from educational options that can offer an holistic, integrated approach to urban mobility, taking into account elements from different policy areas, such as transport, environment, public health, energy, etc. It is key that cities invest in skilling their professionals and can capitalize on the knowledge and expertise by matching with tailored jobs to the skills developed. Horizontal coordination amongst cities facilitating the exchange of policies and best practices is important to ensure solutions are drawn from from cross-city experience.


  3. What about the successful implementation of urban vehicle access regulations? “Stick” measures are certainly less popular that “carrot” ones. How can they be successfully introduced and implemented?


  4. Urban mobility is constantly changing and new ways of moving appear daily. In recent years cities have been integrating new infrastructure to adapt to these new modes of transport (electric scooters, bicycles) but the adaptability of citizens is not so fast, mainly for groups of older people. This often results in confrontations between users of different modes of transport. The application of new regulations is far from users, who are often unaware despite information campaigns are done. How can we act to have a better coexistence?


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