About the Academy
Who we areThe Mobility Academy is coordinated by Rupprecht Consult – Forschung und Beratung GmbH, a fully independent private research and consultancy company, based in Cologne, Germany since 1996. Our mission is to contribute to sustainable development of cities and regions in Europe and worldwide. We are a committed team of internationally experienced planners, researchers, educators, geographers, economists and environmental and social scientists that delivers quality services in the fields of urban and regional development, transport and mobility, environmental protection, information technologies and, generally, innovation to society. We are part of a wide network of international stakeholders in sustainable urban development.
Our philosophyOur philosophy is that people learn best when what they learn is directly relevant to their local context. We believe that learning is most effective when ideas are exchanged and discussed with peers. This has the added benefit of spreading good practice examples (and lessons on things that didn't work so well). We believe there's a treasure chest of know-how and experience in cities, towns and communities across Europe and we would like to help to share it. Our aim is to provide an open, friendly and flexible learning environment to help those working on sustainable urban mobility to create positive change in their own towns and cities. We do this by:
- providing clear, concise, easy to understand information on sustainable mobility-related topics as well as links to relevant case studies, examples and other resources from across Europe and beyond;
- offering courses with a moderated forum where participants can share, exchange and learn from one another;
- building connections that can live on after a course has ended;
- helping participants look at their local context critically, identify challenges and opportunities and apply information gained through course participation.
CostsTo date, all Mobility Academy courses have been offered as learning activities in the context of European projects on sustainable mobility and thus free of cost to participants.
TimingThe amount of time a course takes depends both on the individual course and on the time you have to invest. Depending on the topic, the goals and the intended audience, courses can take from several hours to several weeks, with tasks assigned on a weekly basis.
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