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Effective policies and measures require the involvement and ownership of stakeholders, including the wider public. A strategy that includes the public and stakeholders can help cities undertake effective reviews and host discussions that can strengthen urban mobility plans and enable greater chances of success.

By Fred Dotter / Updated: 29 Mar 2018

New CIVITAS PROSPERITY Innovation Briefs out now

CIVITAS PROSPERITY stands for innovation. And as such, the project offers insights to interesting topics via its Innovation Briefs that are relevant for making SUMPs more attractive, more up-to-date and more effective. The two latest CIVITAS PROSPERITY Innovation Briefs are now available: 'Placemaking Strategies and SUMPs', as well as 'Children as active stakeholders in the process of city transformation'.

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 18 Jul 2018

Turda - Winner of the 6th SUMP Award

The first SUMP of the city of Turda is well structured with clear planning vision and features concrete measures to be implemented in the short term. It includes objectives, instruments (including financing plans) and measurable targets.

By Hannah Figg / Updated: 27 Mar 2018

Webinar: Smart mobility solutions in Antwerp, Madrid and Berlin

Antwerp, Madrid and Berlin are at the forefront of sustainable mobility in Europe. Get an insight into some of their most successful achievements, ranging from high-level travel planners to innovative electric mobility solutions and efficient bike sharing systems.

This webinar is organised by SIMPLA, a project funded under the Horizon2020 programme, dealing with the harmonization of energy and mobility planning.

15:00 to 16:20 CEST

By ChloeMispelon / Updated: 27 Mar 2018

Turda SUMP: an ambitious yet accurate first SUMP from a mid-sized Eastern European city.

The first SUMP of the city of Turda is well structured with clear planning vision and also concrete measures to be implemented in the short term. It includes objectives, instruments (including financing plans) and measurable targets. It is a source of inspiration for small/medium size cities with little or no background in sustainable urban planning.

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 22 Mar 2018
By rswa178 / Updated: 04 Apr 2018

Deadline extended for applications to join next SUMPs-Up learning programmes

Does your city want support in developing a package of measures for a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP)? Is your city or region in the process of elaborating a SUMP? Then apply to join the next round of the SUMP Learning Programme (SLP) from CIVITAS SUMPs-Up!

The application deadline has been extended to 18:00 CET on 23 April.

Up to 40 planning authorities have the chance to participate in SLP 3 and 4, which start in September and December 2018 respectively. Together these two groups of mobility practitioners will form the second Expert Group of SUMP cities.

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 09 Mar 2018

Developing Guidance for Cycling Projects in the EU

The European Commission (DG MOVE) has recently commissioned a study to produce guidelines to help promote cycling in the EU.  Ricardo Energy & Environment, along with partners TEPR and FGM-AMOR are preparing case studies and guidelines that will foster the implementation of cycling infrastructure (and other) measures that are appropriate to the local context of cities.  

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 27 Feb 2018

Open call for Urban Innovation Actions Experts - Deadline 09 March 2018

The Hauts-de-France Region (Entrusted Entity for the implementation of the UIA Initiative) is issuing a Call for Applications for UIA Experts supporting the approved projects submitted in the framework of the second Call for Proposals. The deadline to answer to this Call is 09 March 2018.
By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 12 Apr 2018


EU Green Week; Green Cities for a Greener Future is taking place from 21-25th May and will explore ways in which the EU is helping cities to become better places to live and work.  

Showcasing policy developments on air quality, noise, nature and biodiversity, waste and water management, Green Week will promote participatory approaches to urban development, networking schemes, and tools for sharing best practices, engaging local authorities and citizens, and encouraging them to share their vision of a sustainable future.

By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 22 Feb 2018

Public Consultation on the action plan of the Urban Agenda Partnership on Urban Mobility

The "Urban Agenda for the EU" is the European answer to involving cities in shaping the EU's future and improving cities' contribution to the Union's and member states' goals. Its Partnership on the topic "Urban Mobility", led by the Czech Republic and the City of Karlsruhe, has created its Action Plan for improving cities' impact on regulations, financing and knowledge transfer from EU's side to design the future of urban mobility.