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Good practice example (best practice)


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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 – A good practice is a real world example (case study) of where a methodinfo-icon or technique has been applied that has consistently shown results superior to those achieved by other means. The case study and related approach are therefore used as a benchmark against which other activities can be measured. Best practice is closely related to the term “state of the art”, which is sometimes also used to refer to a collection of good practice examples.

Relevance to SUMP – It is beneficial to public authorities to look at good practice examples to see what other municipalities have been able to achieve. Different cities across Europe have achieved good practice in different aspects of SUMP development and implementation. /discover/case-studies provides a useful collection of these. A different perspective can be gained by inviting representatives of a city with a good level of SUMP preparation experience to undertake a peer review of your city’s SUMP process (see also benchmarkinginfo-icon).

Source: www.businessdictionary.com; www.eltis.org; IEE, 2012

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