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Approx. 19 hours to complete
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What you will learn

  • Explore the street as a space for experimentation and an arena for transitioning towards a new mobility paradigm

  • Understand how tactical urbanism can be deployed for maximum effectiveness in changing the streetscape

  • Articulate the relationship between citizen activism and the bureaucratic structure

  • Re-imagine the street as a space for people rather than infrastructure for moving traffic

Skills you will gain

Transition ManagementUrban PlanningStreet ExperimentsCitizen ActivismTactical Urbanism
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Beginner Level
Approx. 19 hours to complete
English

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University of Amsterdam

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

1 — Understanding Transitions in Mobility

3 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 127 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
3 videos
The global cycling momentum: how to keep the wheels running1h
Tactical Urbanism in New Zealand57m
1 reading
Transitions of mobility systems in urban regions: A heuristic framework45m
2 practice exercises
Transitions of mobility systems in urban regions: A heuristic framework5m
Graded Quiz on Week 110m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

2 — Streets as Transition Experiments

2 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 53 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
2 videos
Oakland’s 75 Miles of Slow Streets: Mobility Experiments During Lockdown46m
2 readings
From “streets for traffic” to “streets for people”: can street experiments transform urban mobility?45m
The Guardian: Milan announces ambitious scheme to reduce car use after lockdown10m
3 practice exercises
From “streets for traffic” to “streets for people”: can street experiments transform urban mobility?5m
Milan announces ambitious scheme to reduce car use after lockdown5m
Graded Quiz on Week 210m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

3 — Living World vs. System World

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 80 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Interview with Nanke Verloo9m
The Big Street Reclaimation in France53m
Conversation with a Traffic Engineer8m
1 reading
Captured by bureaucracy: street-level professionals mediating past, present and future knowledge45m
2 practice exercises
Captured by bureaucracy: street-level professionals mediating past, present and future knowledge5m
Graded Quiz on Week 310m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

4 — Redefining Traffic in Cities

3 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 73 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
4 videos
Interview with Kim Carlotta von Schönfeld11m
Lessons from London: Mini Holland to Largest Car–free Area48m
The Importance of Language Pyramid by Marco te Brömmelstroet6m
3 readings
Urban streets: Epitomes of planning challenges and opportunities at the interface of public space and mobility45m
NYT: The Traffic Trade-Off10m
NYT: In Lockdown, a Neighborhood Opens Up10m
3 practice exercises
Urban streets: Epitomes of planning challenges and opportunities at the interface of public space and mobility5m
The Traffic Trade-Off / In Lockdown, a Neighborhood Opens Up5m
Graded Quiz on Week 410m

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