City Liveability: The Intersections of Place, Mobility, and Health


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Understand how places, urban mobility and health impact each other, and use your knowledge to design sustainable cities.

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About this Course

This two-week course from RMIT University and EIT Urban Mobility will explain how transport impacts the overall liveability of urban spaces. By the end, you’ll have a clear understanding of how mobility relates to the social determinants of health in a city.

Unpack the causal relationship between urban space, mobility, and health

Through examining the health outcomes at different locations within a built environment, you’ll take a close look at the influences that location, mobility, and health have on each other.

You’ll also get to see the interrelationships between the built and social environment, and thus how this environment has a causal relationship with transport, location, and health.

Explore planning policies’ impact on social determinants of health

As well as the impacts that existing structures have on each other, you’ll see how local and state planning policies on transport, land use, and health, affect the social indicators of a city’s health. This includes learning about the tools available for measuring these indicators, allowing for evidence-based decisions.

Enjoy a world-class learning experience at RMIT

With a strong history of academic excellence, RMIT is ideally suited to offering this short course on the interactions of location, health, and mobility in urban spaces. By the end, you’ll be ready to create cities that are better for their residents and the environment.

What topics will you cover?

Over the two weeks of the course, you’ll be able to:

  • Identify defining characteristics of a healthy liveable city and the role of transport for liveability
  • Examine the social determinants of health and how transport relates to these indicators, especially active transport
  • Recognise the causal relationship between mobility and health
  • Explore the key principles and relationships between mobility and health with the goal to inspire the need for change.

Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…

  • Identify defining characteristics of a healthy liveable city and the role of transport for liveability
  • Interpret the social determinants of health and how transport relates to these indicators, especially active transport
  • Investigate the causal relationship between mobility and health
  • Explore the key principles and relationships between mobility and health with the goal to inspire the need for change

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for urban mobility professionals who are interested in understanding how transport, location, and health affect each other, to design healthy and sustainable cities.

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