Leveraging Urban Mobility Disruptions to Create Better Cities Course

Leveraging Urban Mobility Disruptions to Create Better Cities is an upcoming massive open online course that launched in early 2020 through the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) EDx platform. The course has run three times, with the most recent iteration conclusion in early 2022. 6,080 participants from across the globe have taken the course. Future iterations of the course are in the works.

Spanning 11 weeks, this 10-module course is oriented towards policymakers and practitioners looking to understand:

  1. How the emerging new mobility paradigm can be effectively leveraged for the public good

  2. What to do in the wake of emerging mobility technologies from a multidisciplinary angle

  3. How to follow and act upon guidance offered by the Shared Mobility Principles for Livable Cities

The course is led by professors who teach transportation planning in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa and the United States; practitioners who have worked directly in the field for several decades; and the world’s preeminent mobility social entrepreneurs. The course’s core team of experts includes:

  • Carlos Azevedo, DTU

  • Robin Chase, NUMO

  • Lynette Cheah, Singapore/MIT

  • Ricardo Giesen, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

  • Juan Carlos Muñoz, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

  • Carlos Pardo, NUMO

  • Francisco Pereira, DTU

  • Christo Venter, University of Pretoria

  • Chris Zegras, MIT

  • Jinhua Zhao, MIT

During the course, multiple experts provide interviews about examples of different initiatives from around the world:

  • Dara Baldwin, Center for Disability Rights

  • Assaf Biderman, Superpedestrian

  • Tabitha Combs, Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

  • Karilyn Crockett, Ph.D., City of Boston / MIT

  • Oscar Diaz, former advisor to the mayor of Bogotá

  • Kimberly Driggins, Washington Housing Conservancy

  • Onésimo Flores, Jetty co-founder

  • Norman Garrick, Ph.D., University of Connecticut / MIT

  • Evan Gastman, Uber

  • Andrei Greenawalt, J.D., Via

  • Yolisa Kani, Uber

  • Warren Logan, City of Oakland

  • Michael Maness, Ph.D., University of South Florida

  • Katie Monroe, Transit

  • Marina Moscoso, Despacio

  • Angie Palacios, CAF (Development Bank of Latin America)

  • Ben Plowden, Transport for London

  • Andrew Salzberg

  • Harriet Tregoning, NUMO

  • Yolisa Mashilwane, Uber South Africa

  • Ben Plowden, Transport for London

  • David Zipper, Harvard Kennedy School

Learn more about this course and view upcoming enrollment and start dates here.