The SUITS Final Digital Conference “Enhancing the capacity of small-medium local authorities to deliver on green sustainable mobility”, will take place on the 24-25 February 2021.
In a world of change, Local Authorities need to stay ahead the curve – though, it is harder for small and medium sized authorities to innovate, than their larger counterparts. Current research has shown that capacity gaps exist in small–medium local authorities’ knowledge and work practice, which may have arisen due to government and economic cutbacks, re-organisation, changing technology (e.g. open data), new business entrants, shifts in mobility, changing expectations of citizens (greener transportation) and new directives (e.g. in terms of financing and procurement). Significantly, these gaps impact at individual, organisational and institutional levels, all of which need to be recognised in a far-reaching capacity building programme capable of making transport departments resilient and responsive to new challenges.
The SUITS project research proves that investing in capacity building of local authorities in small-medium cities, results in successful implementation of transport strategies and measures for green sustainable mobility; being a vital step towards the successful implementation of SUMPS.
The SUITS Consortium invites representatives of city authorities, local regional bodies, national and regional authorities, regulators, policy makers, civil society, the larger scientific community, transport industry, transport service providers, civil society, media representatives, research institutions and academics working in the fields of transport and sustainable mobility to discuss the challenges associated with the capacity building of small-medium cities, to stimulate innovation in transport concepts and services through a citizen-oriented socioeconomic approach.
Join us virtually, with innovative results presentations, vivid debates and a focus on realistic implementation of sustainable mobility measures in cities!