Simon Fraser University - Continuing Studies, City Program

Next-Generation Cities and Transportation
April 15, 2014 - 2:34pm - July 8, 2014 - 2:34pm
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This online course provides a foundation in the principles and practices of next-generation transportation and its role in advancing liveable and sustainable cities of the future.

Our current transportation system will undergo significant change, responding to climate, energy, technology, and cultural and economic shifts. Next-generation transportation anticipates these changes and advances multi-modal solutions that balance mobility and accessibility for people and goods

The aspiration of next-generation transportation is this: people accessing most of their daily needs within walking distance while maintaining the social and economic benefits of being tied to larger region. At the same time the transportation system should ensure effective goods movement. Next-generation solutions look at least five years out, and so are innovative and yet applicable today.

This course includes three components:

  • First, you’ll learn about sustainable cities and the role transportation can play to advance multiple social, economic and environmental aspirations.
  • Second, you’ll explore key shifts in thinking and practice of next-generation transportation.
  • Finally, you’ll focus on implementation and how to shift governance and funding, as well as planning and design processes to support next-generation transportation solutions.