Online training session: Planning for more resilient and robust urban mobility

By Simone Bosetti / Updated: 18 Jun 2021
Tuesday 29 June 2021 at 09:30
Language: English

The training session builds upon the recently-published SUMP Topic Guide “Planning for more resilient and robust urban mobility” and involves several CIVITAS (and other) projects that have implemented resilient measures in their pilot cities.

It examines the concept of resilience, and provides a series of transferrable case studies and recommendations on how to plan for resilience and mobility at a time of crisis. A hand-on exercise gives participants the opportunity to work in small groups on measure planning with resilience.

The session will take place on 29 June 2021 from 9.30 to 12.30 am CEST. In order to participate in the training event, advanced registration is required.


9:30-9:40 - Welcome, objectives, introductions (trainers and trainees), Simone Bosetti, TRT

9:40-10:30 - First session. Introduction, context, setting the scene:        

  • Concept and principles of urban mobility resilience, Susanne Böhler and Morgane Juliat, Rupprecht Consult
  • Measure fields: the toolbox to plan for resilience, Laura Babío, POLIS

Short break       

10:30-11:20 - Second session. Inspirational case studies and best practice:       

  • Madrid examples on resilience measures: temporary bus lanes to improve service offer (Sergio Fernández Balaguer, EMT Madrid) and Mobile network data and the use of longitudinal data sources under CIVITAS MOMENTUM project (Javier Burrieza, Nommon)
  • Identifying and managing critical network for resilient mobility management in Thessaloniki, Georgia Ayfantopoulou, Josep Maria Salanova Grau, HIT-CERTH
  • Superblocks for a resilient city development in Vitoria Gasteiz (CIVITAS ReVeAL), Juan Carlos Escudero, Vitoria Gasteiz

Short break       

11:20-12:30 - Third session. Hands-on exercise and final wrap-up:          

  • Introduction to the group work exercise: planning for resilience and mobility in times of crises, recommendations, Stefano Borgato, TRT
  • Hands-on exercise in small groups (breakout rooms): measure planning for resilience in an ideal city context, all
  • Plenary discussion on the outcomes of the group work, rapporteurs from each group
  • Wrap-up and conclusions, Simone Bosetti, TRT


The training session requires active and committed participation. Applicants are requested to provide details on their role in local or regional authorities and their motivation and expectations during the registration process. Priority will be given to representatives of towns, cities and regions. In case the number of applications exceeds the number of places available (20 to 25), participants will be selected according to relevance and specific interest.

The session is organised by the ELTIS team of experts from TRT, in cooperation with POLIS and Rupprecht Consult.

Please email if you require any further assistance.