Professional cycling education: Become a cycling change agent
- September 22, 2020, 8:30 am - September 23, 2020, 5:00 pm ( CEST )
- Trivector, Lund, Sweden
- NO TICKETS AVAILABLE
Become a change agent and support the systemic shift to more cycling by learning about successful cycling innovations and change management.
This professional education opportunity is about understanding how to support a systemic shift to more cycling. We have the tools and the good examples, but how can we:
- Contextualise them?
- Communicate about the need?
- Support the shift to more cycling-friendly planning?
This course is about understanding how to foster the move away from car-centric planning and towards more people-friendly planning with a focus on cycling. The education opportunity will help the participants becoming change agents and support the systemic shift to more cycling by learning about successful cycling innovations and change management.
It takes part during two days, one in Lund, Sweden and one in Copenhagen, Denmark and includes study visits, seminars and workshops.
The target group are those involved in the cycling innovation community, including public authority representatives. cycling project initiators, consultants and researchers.
Many cities want to increase their cycling mode share as a part of the shift towards sustainable low-carbon transport systems. Not only does it provide benefits of reduced carbon emissions compared to other modes of transport, but it also provides significant health benefits, more liveable urban areas, better use of urban space than cars etc. At the same time, cycling is still not accepted as a serious mode of transport, and it is difficult to foster the systemic change required to shift from car-centric planning to people-centric planning with appropriate place for cyclists.
For participants to develop skills needed to accelerate the implementation of cycling innovations by exchanging between cycling experts. Candidates will:
- Understand how those working with cycling (participants within the course but also others) can be change agents that support a systemic change in how transport planning is done.
- Equip participants with new ideas and links to resources that support systemic change in their organisations towards low-carbon active mobility.
- For participants to view innovations “in practise” and understand how they can be implemented in other geographies / contexts.
- Build capacity among participants regarding cycling innovations but also change management and scaling successful results.
The following profiles are expected to participate in this professional education course:
- Public authority representatives (local, regional and national levels), for example cycle planners (particularly on the strategic level), transport planners working on the strategic level, traffic safety experts, etc. They will gain insight into how they can be change agents in their organisations, and what role they play in supporting other actors in their work in cycling (e.g. through procurement, regulation, management processes, etc.
- Cycling project initiators (e.g. civil society who organise grassroots cycling initiatives, or cycle companies): this target group will gain input into how they can fit into a wider cycling community, how they can be part of a wider transition bringing together government, private and public authority representatives. This will allow them to make more impactful initiatives, getting more traction and increasing cycling more.
- Consultants who work in the cycling topic who work closely with public authorities but also for other clients. Transport consultants can build their knowledge to better provide for their clients.
- Researchers within the cycling and urban mobility topic who can exchange with practitioners and other cycling stakeholders, spreading their research and learning from practitioners about research needs
Day 1 - September 22, 2020 in Lund, Sweden
• Setting the scene
• Why cycling is important for climate action
• Being a change agent
• Scaling innovations
• Leading the change
The day ends with a dinner.
Day 2 - September 23, 2020 in Copenhagen, Denmark
• Cycling in action \u2013 the questioning cycle tour
• Contextualizing the Copenhagen cycling experience
• Working with communication
Kristoffer Levin, MSc, major in Human Geography, has a wide experience regarding infrastructure planning, public transport, urban planning, and regional development. Kristoffer has worked as a project manager in the field for many years, including EU projects and is often organizing workshops. Besides that, he has worked on several transport policy documents including strategies at local, regional and national levels regarding for example cycling, public transport and accessibility. He has worked with international relations and European transport policy and he is really an expert in active mobility and cycling.
Dr. Anna Clark
Anna has worked for over 15 years in the transport field in research and innovation projects on the European level and in Sweden. Her primary interest is in working in sustainability issues in transport, and she leads the area Climate, Energy and Environment<\/em> at Trivector Traffic. She brings to her work her multi-disciplinary educational background covering philosophy, mathematics, ecology and transport, and experience living in different cultures. She is particularly interested in how innovations in the transport sector can be applied and transferred in practice, and how to support stakeholder engagement to achieve this, often focusing from the public authority perspective. In the cycling field, she has worked on many projects, from planning and impact assessments to strategic cycling policy projects.
Malin holds a MSc in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics from Copenhagen University. Now she works as a consultant within the sustainable mobility sector in various topics relating to the shift to low-carbon society. Malin often works within international projects and organizes workshops. Besides that, she works within projects on analysing possible future scenarios and their environmental goal fulfilment, regional strategies and cost-efficiency in public procurement.
3 - 4 other lecturers (to be announced later)
Coaches at the study visits (to be announced later)
EIT Climate-KIC is Europe’s largest public-private innovation partnership, working together to address the challenge of climate change. It drives innovation in climate change through creative partnerships large and small, local and global, between the private, public and academic sectors. All Climate-KIC partners bring their industry experience to the community and are connected through the centers across Europe.
Trivector Traffic is a research and consultancy company based in Sweden. With a strong sustainability profile, they hold a leading position in sustainable transport planning with and with 50 specialists in sustainable transport cover a wide portfolio. The company was founded by researchers from Lund University, and has always maintained a close connection to research, participating in many national and international research projects. Trivector works in education activities through a variety of specialised courses and workshops. More information? www.trivector.se
Course Fee: 600 EUR (incl. VAT)
Course Fee for Climate-KIC partners, public institutions, Climate-KIC alumni and NGOs: EUR 500 (incl. VAT). Evidence required.
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Lund is the University city of southern Sweden in the dynamic region of Oresund with both Malmö, Copenhagen and Helsingborg close by.
With its 1000 years of existence, Lund is one of Sweden’s oldest cities. Lund is one of Scandinavia's oldest cities that boasts one of the world's top one hundred highest ranked universities. Here, tradition and innovation meet to produce world-class research. Inventions like the artificial kidney, medical ultrasound, pacemaker and Bluetooth are all examples of things developed in Lund, which opened new opportunities for millions of people around the world.
The venue of the course is at Trivector in Lund, just located by the train station in central Lund. Malmo is easily accessible with 15 min train ride. Copenhagen can also be reached by train (30-45 mins).