"NGCT101 provides a fantastic introduction to the art and science of building great cities. Your learning is guided by internationally respected guest lecturers and highly experienced course facilitators, using a variety of methods including case studies, discussion boards, live chat and reflective learning. The course challenges your thinking and ingrained assumptions about how a city can and should tackle the wicked problem that transportation in urban areas presents.
I gained an appreciation for the shortcomings of a city that relies on a single transport option, the inextricable link between land use and transportation and how these two factors define the development of a city, what the barriers and enablers are to more sustainable transport options, and how important it is to have a multi-disciplinary view when planning and providing transport in an urban environment. It has given me greater confidence to challenge traditional car-centric thinking and to champion sustainable transport modes in my role as a Planning Engineer. I highly recommend this course to anyone charged with defining the public realm of cities, be it through transportation, planning, urban design, as an elected representative or other profession."