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Next-Generation Cities and Transportation (online course for planners and engineers)

Simon Fraser University (City Program)
Oct 2, 2017
Vancouver, BC, CA


an online course for planners and engineers

This 12-week, 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.

Date: October 2 – December 18 (12 weeks)
Tuition: $1375 CDN (approximately $1100 USD)

Our instructors and guest moderators —experienced, fresh-thinking sustainability leaders, policy-makers, planners, engineers, and decision-makers from North America and beyond—will provide context for past practice, improve on the conventional, discuss the radical and explore the possibilities that will make up transportation for the next generation.

This course is one of four courses in Simon Fraser University's online Next-Generation Transportation Certificate. Take one course or take all four to earn the certificate. 

What participants say:

  • "Despite living in a city with one of the world's best transportation systems, the insights gained through Next-Generation Transportation allow me to critically assess Vienna's transportation challenges and develop strategies that can make this city even more livable and sustainable." Andreas Lindinger, Vienna
  • "This course stimulated and assisted me in my desired role of mentoring the next generation of planners, engineers and others who are interested and passionate about creating better cities for all." Steven Wrenn, Transport Planner, Auckland
  • "A high-value program for anyone looking to gain insights to the rapidly evolving elements that make up sustainable transportation practices and policies." Dave Harkness, City of Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
  • "You don't know what you don't know until you know it. Even with 25 years of professional experience under my belt, this adage proved true for me in the Next Generation Transportation Certificate." Darren Davis, Auckland Council

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July 26, 2017 - 9:12am
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