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MIT School of Architecture and Planning
Smart Mobility: Reimagining the Future of Transportation Tech & Sustainable Cities
26 Jan 2022
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01 Feb 2022
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Length: 6 weeks
Language: English
Effort: 7-10 hours per week, collaborative online learning
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Why Study Smart Mobility?
From autonomous driving technologies, to electric vehicles, to smart cities, innovations in mobility and transportation are reshaping our cities, changing how we live and creating new business opportunities.

Learners will explore the technical components of the mobility and computational industries to better understand historical cases and be able to apply concepts learned to an outside the box mobility idea.
“We’re at the dawn of the most profound changes in transportation: an unprecedented combination of new technologies, such as autonomy, electrification, computation and AI, and new objectives, including decarbonization, public health, economic vibrancy, data security and privacy, and social justice.”
Prof. Jinhua Zhao, Director, MIT Smart Mobility Initiative
Is This Course Right for You?

You will benefit from Smart Mobility: Reimagining the Future of Transportation Tech & Sustainable Cities if you are:

  • A business leader who wants to learn more about whole city plans, transportation systems and smart cities
  • A management, transportation or technology consultant looking to explore the history and future of mobility
  • A venture capitalist contemplating an investment in a mobility startup or company
  • An urban planner or transportation planner seeking to understand mobility business models and be more effective when it comes to regulatory issues
Course Content
Module 0: Orientation Module arrow
Module 1: The Future of (Getting to) Work Module arrow
Module 2: Redefining the Common Bus Stop Module arrow
Module 3: Data-driven Transit Design Module arrow
Module 4: Converging Industries Module arrow
Module 5: A Decentralized Mobility System Module arrow
Module 6: Infrastructure of Tomorrow Module arrow
What you will gain
  1. Actionable understanding of critical trends within the mobility space and the ability to capitalize on them.
  2. The ability to utilize technology to reimagine the future state of mobility
  3. The ability to apply forms of integration such as land use and transit-oriented development to future designs and policy.
  4. Coveted industry knowledge from a market-driven curriculum designed and delivered to the standard of an elite academic institution.
  5. A powerful professional network from building connections with a global cohort of leaders, influencers and course participants.
  6. Proof of knowledge through a certificate of completion issued by MIT.
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Your faculty directors
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Prof. Jinhua Zhao Expand director's description Expand director's description
Faculty Director,
Associate Professor of Transportation and City Planning,
Director, MIT Smart Mobility Initiative
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Annie Hudson Expand director's description Expand director's description
Researcher, MIT Mobility Initiative
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Prof. Alex “Sandy” Pentland Expand director's description Expand director's description
Faculty Director, Professor, Institute for Data Systems and Society
Your course guests
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John Attanucci
Research Associate and Manager, MIT Transit Research Program
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Robin Chase
Cofounder, Zipcar, Veniam, NUMO
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Scott L. Corwin
Managing Director and Deloitte US Leader for Sustainability & Climate Change
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Brianne Eby
Senior Policy Analyst, Eno Center for Transportation
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Jascha Franklin-Hodge
Executive Director, Open Mobility Foundation
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David Leonard
President, Boston Public Library
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How you will learn:
  • Digital videos or audio content, augmented by material created exclusively for the course
  • Quizzes and exercises designed specifically to help you understand and retain new information
  • Dialogue with expert instructors and your peers via discussion forums and small group sessions
  • Simulations and other carefully crafted interactions to provide an engaging learning experience
  • Real-life examples that place information in context to help you understand how the concepts delivered in the programme material can be applied to your work environment
  • AI coaching to improve your and your team’s collaboration
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Collaborative AI-enhanced learning
We teach executives as they work - in cross-functional teams. Learners participate in interactive simulations and team projects which reinforce applied learning and enhance collaboration and complex problem solving skills. If you are looking for an individually-paced course, this course is not for you.
improvement on completion rates compared to other online courses