Upcoming Events

Mobility Practitioner Webinar: Second Edition of the SUMP Guidelines

22 October 2019, 10:00-11:30 CET

The second edition of the EU SUMP Guidelines was launched at the CIVITAS Forum 2019. If you missed the event, this is a good opportunity to hear about the revised guidelines for sustainable urban mobility planning.

In addition, two complementary SUMP guides focusing on electrification of transport and SUMP approaches for metropolitan areas will be presented.

For the past six years, the Guidelines have acted as the main reference document for mobility practitioners and other stakeholders involved in the development and implementation of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs).

Whilst they continue to be widely used, extensive guidance materials and new mobility trends and concepts have emerged and a wealth of practical SUMP experience has been acquired since the Guidelines' launch in 2013.

The fifth SUMPs-Up mobility practitioners webinar will focus on presenting the second edition of the SUMP Guidelines that has been created to reflect these new realities.

The guidelines have been developed in an intense one-year consultation process with Europe's SUMP stakeholders, involving several major city networks and a total of more than 300 practitioners.

With a fully updated SUMP cycle, more detail on the measure planning, financing and implementation aspects, and over 60 new good practice examples from cities all around Europe, the Guidelines summarise the latest knowledge in strategic mobility planning.

In addition, two supporting guides prepared by the SUMPs-Up project will be presented. The first one looks at how local authorities can plan for electric road mobility solutions in urban areas in a SUMP context.

The second guide will focus on sustainable urban mobility planning for metropolitan areas. It reflects on the needs of the functional area beyond the administrative city to respond more effectively and con-sistently to the transport challenges and opportunities that urban areas face.

To register for the webinar, follow this link. Read the agenda here.

The webinar is one in a series of SUMPs-Up webinars provided for mobility practitioners around Europe focusing on different SUMP topics. Watch previous webinars here.

Mobility Practitioner Webinar: Integration of SUMPs into urban planning and climate work

Monday 11 November 2019, 10:00-11:30 CET

Urban planning, climate and energy work and sustainable urban mobility planning all share the same goal: to plan and develop cities and municipalities in a sustainable, climate-friendly way.

Therefore, the integration of different strategies and approaches is of utmost importance. It prevents duplicated work in city administrations and facilitates the efficient and successful implementation of strategies.

The sixth SUMPs-Up webinar for mobility practitioners will focus on how to integrate Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) into urban planning, climate and energy strategies. We will hear about the SIMPLA project, which aimed at harmonising Sustainable Energy Action Plans and SUMPs through capacity building activities for small- and medium-sized municipalities.

The project produced comprehensive guidelines on how cities can coordinate and integrate their work on climate and energy with sustainable mobility planning and harmonise the concept of Sustainable Energy and Climate Plans (SECAPs) with SUMPs.

In addition, we will hear a city case example from the City of Lahti, (Finland) who developed an extensive integrated urban development plan “Lahti Direction”.

Register for the webinar now and read the agenda.

The webinar is one in a series of SUMPs-Up webinars provided for mobility practitioners around Europe focusing on different SUMP topics. Watch previous webinars here.

Mobility Practitioner Webinar: Financing and funding options for sustainable urban mobility

Tuesday 10 December 2019, 10:00-11:30 CET

Successful implementation of a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) requires ensuring necessary funding for measure implementation. Investment and resources are needed from both the public and private sectors. 

A user needs analysis carried out in SUMPs-Up indicates that financing SUMP development and measure implementation is a major barrier for the uptake of the SUMP concept across the EU.

Due to a combination of the public sector’s limited financing capacity and the reluctance of the private sector to invest in sustainable transport and mobility projects, municipalities and regions need to seek smart funding and financing options beyond the use of funds from public budgets and ‘classic’ debt financing.

The seventh SUMPs-Up webinar for mobility practitioners will focus on exploring different financing and funding options for SUMPs. The project has developed a guide that supports urban transport practitioners and other stakeholders to identiy funding and financing options for the development of SUMPs, the implementation of measures, and the operation of transport services.

In addition, a city will present its innovative way of financing its SUMP measures.

Register for the webinar here and read the draft agenda here.

The webinar is one in a series of SUMPs-Up webinars provided for mobility practitioners around Europe focusing on different SUMP topics. Watch previous webinars here.

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