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1st European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans

By News Editor / Updated: 03 Feb 2015

Planning for a Liveable City

Thursday 12 June 2014 at 09:00
Friday 13 June 2014 at 16:00
Sopot, Poland
Language: English
Past event

From 12-13 June 2014, the small Polish city of Sopot played host to the first ever European conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans. The EU-backed conference was attended by 144 delegates from across Europe. Under the topic 'Planning for a liveable city' delegates discussed a new approach to planning that enables people and businesses to be mobile in a more sustainable manner.

Urban mobility planners and implementers learned about the concept of a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan and attended workshops on hot topics in the field of urban mobility planning. Topics discussed included European funding opportunities; creating liveable cities through sustainable mobility; the integration of transport, land-use and health planning; and more.

With the full diversity of European regions represented, each with its own mobility issues, political culture and attitudes towards sustainability, the discussion on implementing a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) was informative, engaging and wide-reaching.

The conference enabled participants to exchange ideas and experiences with fellow planners and experts, explore what European projects can offer at the local level, and learn more about the European Platform on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans, as announced by DG MOVE in the Urban Mobility Package in December 2013.

This conference event was organised by the ENDURANCE project and hosted by the University of Gdansk. The Platform intends to organise the conference on an annual basis to promote the concept of a SUMP across the EU. The conferences will highlight the latest developments in urban mobility planning, foster the exchange of ideas and experiences and offer a networking opportunity for those involved in the development and implementation of such plans.


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Market place of ideas and offers

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What do European projects offer to cities?        

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Keep an eye on our Events page for news of the 2015 European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans.

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