Suburban/peripheral areas today receive less attention than urban areas when it comes to sustainable mobility solutions and policies. Suburban areas show a high demand for mobility, for example, from daily commuters travelling into city centres on a daily basis. Therefore, adequate measures and solutions should be implemented to fulfil the high level of demand.
Suburban areas have remained largely unaddressed in terms of dealing with high demand for passenger and freight traffic. Moreover, due to increasingly high urban centre developments, additional pressure has been imposed on suburban areas, which then face specific challenges of;
- Becoming sufficiently appealing to avoid an unnecessary traffic flow towards the city centre;
- Providing sustainable and high-quality mobility options to enable and encourage car independent lifestyles; and
- Planning the urban future according to carbon-neutral mobility principles.
11:00 - Welcome and Introduction to the topic - Ana Dragutescu, ICLEI
11:15 - Inclusion of peripheral neighbourhoods in ECCENTRIC City Stockholm - Paul Fenton, City of Stockholm
11:35 - SUMPs for functional urban areas – where to start? Strategies and tools from the LOW-CARB project - Wolfgang Backhaus, Rupprecht Consult
11:55 - LOW CARB: City of Koprivnica - Nebojsa Kalanj, City of Koprivnica
12:15 - Questions and discussion
12:30 - End Note
Please note: the webinar schedule is in CET (Central European Time).