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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.

By Admin Eltis / Updated: 28 May 2019

Definition Monitoringinfo-icon is the systematic collection of datainfo-icon on specified indicators to provide authorities and stakeholders with an indication of the extent of the progress and the achievement of objectives in an ongoing plan. Monitoring provides information for potential adjustments and re-planning during the course of SUMP implementation in order to improve the final results. Monitoring is undertaken at shorter periodic intervals, in contrast to evaluationinfo-icon, which is more strategic in nature and provides information to learn from and improve future plans. As such, evaluation occurs less frequently and generally at the conclusion of one SUMP planning cycle, to inform preparation of the subsequent SUMP.

Relevance to SUMP – Regular monitoring, review and evaluation are a main characteristic of the SUMP approach to mobilityinfo-icon planning.

Source: CH4LLENGE 2014; OECD 2004

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