Leveraging Urban Mobility Disruptions to Create Better Cities

Three identical scooters with "$1 to start" printed on them

Electric rental scooters stand on a sidewalk in Washington, DC. (Photo courtesy of Adam Fagen on Flickr. License: CC BY-NC-SA.)


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In this course, we explore how new mobility systems can be leveraged to promote equity, improve health outcomes, and increase accessibility. Lectures by transportation professors from Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa, and the United States are supplemented with interviews with preeminent entrepreneurs, city planners, community development experts, and mobility justice advocates.

Topics covered include land use and urban form; new mobility business models, pricing, policy, technology, and data; the importance of designing new mobility systems for equity, health, and the environment; and racial justice within the transportation field.

This course is part of the Open Learning Library, which is free to use. You have the option to sign up and enroll in the course if you want to track your progress, or you can view and use all the materials without enrolling.

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Pericles Zegras, Robin Chase, and Natalia Barbour. RES.11-550 Leveraging Urban Mobility Disruptions to Create Better Cities. Spring 2021. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, https://ocw.mit.edu. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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