By Admin Eltis / Updated: 28 May 2019

Definition – Any obstacle which delays or prevents a project or activity from being implemented, or limits the ways it can be implemented.

Relevance to SUMP – Practitioners seek to identify potential barriers throughout SUMP preparation and implementation. Types of barriers include:

  • Institutional and process barriers
  • Legal barriers
  • Financial barriers
  • Political or cultural barriers
  • Practical and technological barriers

Source: GUIDEMAPS, 2004; ITS Leeds KonSULT, Oxford Dictionaries (online)

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