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Pursuing a quality management approach is not only necessary, but will help cities develop and implement better transport policies.

Good transport planning is informed by reference to good practice elsewhere. Auditing and benchmarking help cities compare their plans and performance against that of others - not in a spirit of competition, but rather one of continuous improvement.

 
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By rswa178 / Updated: 15 Aug 2018

Standards for Developing a SUMP Action Plan

A report from the CIVITAS SUMPS-Up project provides city planners with the step-by-step know-how necessary to develop SUMP action plans. Furthermore, it takes into account different levels of SUMP development experience and SUMP maturity among cities.

The report contains guidance in terms of what to include in an action plan, including responsibilities, resources, stakeholder coordination, time plans, and funding sources.

In addition, it breaks down the process of developing an action plan into a six-step process, with the final stage of this an implementation plan.

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By rswa178 / Updated: 14 Nov 2018

Breakfast at Sustainability's: SUMP 2.0 - Reshaping the EU SUMP Guidelines

The CIVITAS SUMPs-Up project is hosting an event on 12 December 2018, 09.15 - 13.00, in Brussels (Belgium), as part of the ongoing process to revise the EU SUMP Guidelines.

For local, national and European level officials working on SUMPs, this represents a prime opportunity to contribute to the next generation of the EU SUMP Guidelines and help shape EU mobility policy.

By rswa178 / Updated: 03 Oct 2018
By rswa178 / Updated: 26 Sep 2018

CIVITAS SUMPs-Up Romanian Mobility Practitioners Workshop

This CIVITAS SUMPs-Up workshop gives Romanian mobility practitioners the chance to discover essential information on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) from local and European experts. The topics chosen will be tailored to the national context.

Through a variety of interactive sessions and exercises and presentations, participants will discover more about different aspects of SUMP development and implementation and deepen your knowledge of the general SUMP approach.

By rswa178 / Updated: 29 Aug 2018

Cities invited to join CIVITAS urban mobility study visits

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City representatives are invited to apply to join two upcoming sustainable urban mobility study visits in Bristol (UK) and Stockholm (Sweden), organised by the CIVITAS Initiative.

The first study visit will take place in Bristol from 11-14 September and will comprise of site visits, which will enable participating cities to see first-hand the exciting sustainable urban mobility and urban development initiatives in the city.

By rswa178 / Updated: 30 Aug 2018

CIVITAS Forum 2018: Experience Europe's Inclusive and Multimodal Mobility Future

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The importance of transport’s social dimension is becoming increasingly clear - mobility shapes lives and prospects. It is crucial that transport systems are environmentally friendly, inclusive, efficient, and centred on meeting diverse user needs. Yet how can this be accomplished?

Under the banner of "Mobility for U and Me", this year's CIVITAS Forum Conference will gather hundreds of policymakers, city representatives, academics, and practitioners in Umeå, Sweden, from 19-21 September to debate this critical question. 

By rswa178 / Updated: 15 Aug 2018

Local decision makers: join the CIVITAS Politicians' Forum to exchange on urban mobility with peers

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Politicians from CIVITAS Forum Network member cities are invited to attend this year's Politicians' Forum being held at the CIVITAS Forum in Umeå.

Taking place from 09:30 to 12:00 on 20 September 2018, the meeting will gather senior officials from local authorities across Europe who are leading the way in advancing sustainable urban mobility.

Panel discussions and conversation tables give delegates the chance to interact and exchange experiences with fellow politicians on this year's meeting topic - “Citizens' involvement, urban mobility, and politics”.

By rswa178 / Updated: 19 Jul 2018

Application deadline extended for two CIVITAS Awards 2018 prizes

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The application deadline has been extended for two categories of the CIVITAS Awards 2018 to 31 July 2018.

The Awards provide a unique platform for towns and cities to demonstrate their pioneering sustainable urban mobility activities. Winning can lead to a town or city achieving Europe-wide exposure for its work and become a role model that inspires others.

By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 18 Jul 2018

Mobility project SAVEMYBIKE nominated for RegioStars Awards 2018

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The project SaveMyBike, launched in the Italian region Tuscany, has been nominated for the RegioStars Awards 2018; the award for the best Cohesion Policy project of the year.
The project is the only project that focuses exclusively on mobility among the 21 finalists shortlisted this year.

By rswa178 / Updated: 20 Jun 2018

Apply for the CIVITAS Awards 2018 - Europe's top sustainable urban mobility prizes

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Applications are now open for this year's CIVITAS Awards! Towns and cities - submit your entries by 13 July 2018 to be in with a chance of winning Europe's most prestigious prizes for clean urban transport.