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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 / Posodobljeno: 28 May 2019

Definition – Social inclusioninfo-icon can be defined as the process of improving the conditions for individuals and groups to participate actively in society. Social inclusion seeks to empower poor and marginalised people in particular, to ensure that they have a voice in decisions which affect their lives and that they enjoy equal access to services and political, social and physical spaces. See also diversityinfo-icon, equityinfo-icon, hard-to-reach groups and participationinfo-icon.

Relevance to SUMP – Participation activities designed to involve poor and marginalised people in the SUMP preparation process are a form of social inclusion, and in turn these should help to ensure that the proposed SUMP measures also promote social inclusion. During the development of a SUMP, public authorities are also encouraged to cooperate with actors from other policyinfo-icon fields, including those that have a focus on improving social inclusion (see horizontal integrationinfo-icon).

Source: World Bank, 2013

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