Universidade Portucalense – Infante D. Henrique

Universidade Portucalense Infante D. Henrique is a cooperative higher education and scientific research establishment

Short Master in Sustainable Urban Mobility

DURATION

3 months

ECTS

15

VACANCIES

15

REGIME

post-labour

FORMAT

hybrid

LANGUAGES

PT

DURATION

3 months

ECTS

15

VACANCIES

15

FORMAT

hybrid

REGIME

post-labour

LANGUAGES

PT

COURSE HIGHLIGTHS

  • Ability to identify and build innovative solutions.
  • Definition of integrated urban sustainability strategies and processes.
  • Specialized and reference teaching staff in the area.
Presentation

The goal of living in a healthier territory, preserving the development options of the next generations, requires improving urban planning and adapting to climate change. This plan calls for planning for the integration of nature in cities, the mix of uses and the regulation of mobility, which is one of the indicators to be monitored in municipal agendas, due to its contribution to the emission of greenhouse gases.

In general terms, we can say that sustainable mobility is that which reduces dependence on the car for daily travel and enhances the use of smooth or collective modes. To achieve this, it will be necessary to avoid urban expansion, reduce environmental risks and mix activities, elements that converge towards a more balanced development.

In city management, it is important to value urban design, in order to improve the environment of neighborhoods, always through the participation of the resident population. We must promote ecological corridors and the connection of public spaces, taking into account the human scale, in order to qualify community life.

Even today, in certain urban areas, the environment for citizens is extremely hostile, due to an inadequate urban design, when oriented towards car traffic. This course aims to promote integrated projects to improve mobility, urban environment management, universal accessibility and the qualification of cities.

Why choose this course?
  • Participation of recognized experts in the area of mobility and planning.
  • Articulation of mobility with territorial planning.
  • Updating skills, using geographic information systems.
  • Access to best integration practices between mobility, urban environment management, universal accessibility and the qualification of cities.
Target audience
  • Architects, Engineers, Geographers and Liberal Professionals.
  • Central, Regional and Local Administration Staff.
  • Other interested professionals.
Objectives

At the end of the course the participant will be able to:

  • Develop Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans;
  • Develop projects with a more accessible and inclusive design;
  • Improve skills in spatial planning and urban management.
Scheduled time

Days of the week and time:

  • Wednesday online | 6pm-8pm
  • Friday in person | 3pm-7pm
Diploma or Certificate awarded

A certificate of attendance will be issued to participants who have attended at least 75% of the course. A Short Master Certificate in Sustainable Urban Mobility is awarded to participants who have passed all curricular units of the course.

The award of the diploma depends on the presentation and approval of practical work in each CU. Only students who have attended at least 75% of the respective contact hours can undergo assessment.

Students who have been present in at least 75% of the contact hours of each CU, but who have not passed all curricular units, will be awarded a certificate proving attendance at the respective course.

Study Plan
Study Plan ECTS Hours of contact
Mobility Management
3
16
Mobility and Accessibility
3
16
Morphology and Urban Design
6
24
Mobility Planning
3
16

Total number of hours:

72

Description of the Curricular Units
Mobility Planning

During the course, the following topics will be covered:

  • Climate change and the role of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (PMUS);
  • The European Union’s guide for its preparation and the results of experiments carried out;
  • The evolution of concepts up to the current fourth generation of PMUS;
  • The role of interfaces and intermodals in travel mode choices;
  • Models for formulating proposals, their timelines and financing;
  • Participation and awareness;
  • Study of several PMUS designed for Portuguese cities;
  • Methods and techniques for calculating CO2 emissions into the atmosphere.
Morphology and Urban Design

During the course, the following topics will be covered:

  • Evolution of cities and urban elements;
  • Methods for analyzing and studying urban form;
  • Concepts and indicators;
  • Public spaces;
  • Coordination between urbanism and mobility;
  • Urban design and its metrics;
  • Architecture and regulation of the urban landscape;
  • Geographic Information Systems and their applications.
Mobility and Accessibility

During the course, the following topics will be covered:

  • National strategies and policies for active and smooth mobility;
  • The implementation of urban coexistence zones;
  • Operating models for shared bicycles;
  • School environments as anchors of urban qualification;
  • Green and blue corridors and the renaturalization of the city;
  • Safety and comfort in pedestrian and cycling circulation;
  • Portuguese and European experiences;
  • The city 15 minutes away or nearby;
  • Urban segregations: social, cultural and physical;
  • Current accessibility legislation;
  • Materials and their comfort;
  • The universal urban project.
Mobility Management

During the course, the following topics will be covered:

  • The recent legal regime for public transport;
  • Monitoring of the mobility system;
  • Public transport by conventional buses;
  • Flexible transport and on-demand interfaces;
  • Urban logistics and parking management;
  • Road and transport hierarchies;
  • Airport and high-speed cities and their impacts on territories;
  • Project management.

Paula Teles

Coordinator of the Short Master in Sustainable Urban Mobility

Rui Florentino

Coordinator of the Short Master in Sustainable Urban Mobility

DAMG/ Department of Architecture and Multimedia Gallaecia

Short Master in Sustainable Urban Mobilityl
(sm.mus@upt.pt)

Paula Teles

Coordinator of the Short Master in Sustainable Urban Mobility

Rui Florentino

Coordinator of the Short Master in Sustainable Urban Mobility

DAMG/ Department of Architecture and Multimedia Gallaecia

Short Master in Sustainable Urban Mobility
(sm.mus@upt.pt)

paula-teles

Paula Teles

pedro-ribeiro-silva

Pedro Ribeiro da Silva

Rui-Florentino_DAMG_MIAU_2

Rui Florentino

David-Viana_DAMG_MIAU_2

David Leite Viana

joaquim-flores

Joaquim Flores

Price List
Application 50€
Tuition Fee 1100€
Early Bird: 10% discount on tuition fees for applications made in the 1st phase (15/05/2024 to 28/06/2024)
Tuition fee (single instalment - 3% discount)

or

Tuition fee (3 instalments) 1x370€ + 2x365€
1st instalment on registration , 2 instalments by the 5th of each month
Admission Requirements
  • Professionals with a higher education degree
  • Other interested parties with a curriculum appropriate to the training
Application Period
  • 1st Phase: 15 of may to 28 of june – Early Bird (10% discount on tuition fees)
  • 2nd Phase: 29 of june to 13 of september
Note: Discounts cannot be combined
Contacts

DAMG/ Department of Architecture and Multimedia Gallaecia

Short Master in Sustainable Urban Mobility
(sm.2us@upt.pt)

Admission Office

Questions about the application can be sent to
email (ingresso@upt.pt) or phone (800 270 201)

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