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The aim of the SUMP Glossary is to provide a brief explanation of specialist words, terms and abbreviations relating to the subject of sustainable urban mobility planning. The Glossary has been prepared by the CH4LLENGE project and as a result, there is a particular focus on defining terms relating to the four key challenges of plan development studied by the project, namely: participation, cooperation, measure selection and monitoring & evaluation. It is envisaged that, over time, the international community of mobility practitioners will add to the content of the online Glossary and produce versions in different languages.
A simple structure has been followed so that users can search for words, terms and abbreviations in a standard alphabetic format. For each Glossary term, the following information is provided:
• a general definition and, where available, a specific definition relating to transport and mobility planning;
• an explanation of why the term is relevant to sustainable urban mobility planning; and
• references to sources.
The preparation of the Glossary, including the selection of terms and drafting of definitions, has been informed by a review of relevant reports, guidance documents and existing glossaries. The key reference is the European Union “Guidelines - Developing and implementing a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan” prepared for the EC’s Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) programme by Rupprecht Consult (January 2014) and therefore this has not been identified as a source throughout the document. The outputs of the CH4LLENGE project have also provided a principal source of information and the official documents can be found at www.sump-challenges.eu.

Please note that not all the explanatory text is taken directly from the listed sources. The authors have sought to take established definitions and information as the basis and explain these in simple terms and relate them to the context of sustainable urban mobility planning where this was not previously the case.

Par Admin Eltis / Mis à jour: 28 May 2019

Definition – Diversityinfo-icon is often described as cultural and ethnic variation among people. Recognising this kind of diversity is crucial in research, policyinfo-icon making and planning because culture and ethnicity affect our values, beliefs and behaviours, including how we live as women, men, both or neither. At the same time, if we consider only visible differences when we think of diversity, we are likely to ignore important variations that are not always obvious, such as sexual orientation, education and religious beliefs. In the context of SUMP, the different needs of children, the elderly, physically fit and unfit people should also be considered.

Relevance to SUMP – Diversity within the population of towns and cities means that different communities or sub-cultures may respond differently to participationinfo-icon initiatives undertaken by the public authorityinfo-icon. They may also have different mobilityinfo-icon needs and preferences which need to be properly understood. Special participation formats and language accommodation may be required to engage different groups in the process and to ensure that appropriate measures are selected. See also ‘hard to reach groups’ and equityinfo-icon.

Source: www.UNESCO.org; http://sgba-resource.ca/en/

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