Quality, audits and benchmarking

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Pursuing a quality management approach is not only necessary, but will help cities develop and implement better transport policies.

Good transport planning is informed by reference to good practice elsewhere. Auditing and benchmarking help cities compare their plans and performance against that of others - not in a spirit of competition, but rather one of continuous improvement.

 
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By rswa178 / Updated: 15 Aug 2018

Local decision makers: join the CIVITAS Politicians' Forum to exchange on urban mobility with peers

Politicians from CIVITAS Forum Network member cities are invited to attend this year's Politicians' Forum being held at the CIVITAS Forum in Umeå.

Taking place from 09:30 to 12:00 on 20 September 2018, the meeting will gather senior officials from local authorities across Europe who are leading the way in advancing sustainable urban mobility.

Panel discussions and conversation tables give delegates the chance to interact and exchange experiences with fellow politicians on this year's meeting topic - “Citizens' involvement, urban mobility, and politics”.

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By rswa178 / Updated: 19 Jul 2018

Application deadline extended for two CIVITAS Awards 2018 prizes

The application deadline has been extended for two categories of the CIVITAS Awards 2018 to 31 July 2018.

The Awards provide a unique platform for towns and cities to demonstrate their pioneering sustainable urban mobility activities. Winning can lead to a town or city achieving Europe-wide exposure for its work and become a role model that inspires others.

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By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 18 Jul 2018

Mobility project SAVEMYBIKE nominated for RegioStars Awards 2018

The project SaveMyBike, launched in the Italian region Tuscany, has been nominated for the RegioStars Awards 2018; the award for the best Cohesion Policy project of the year.
The project is the only project that focuses exclusively on mobility among the 21 finalists shortlisted this year.

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By rswa178 / Updated: 20 Jun 2018

Apply for the CIVITAS Awards 2018 - Europe's top sustainable urban mobility prizes

Applications are now open for this year's CIVITAS Awards! Towns and cities - submit your entries by 13 July 2018 to be in with a chance of winning Europe's most prestigious prizes for clean urban transport.

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By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 13 Jun 2018

Great awards for great cities: does your city have what it takes?

The European Commission recognises cities that take bold measures to tackle environmental and social challenges with City Awards.  

These prestigious awards promote and reward the efforts that individual cities make in a wide range of areas from fair and ethical trade, accessibility, environmental sustainability and transport, tourism, to innovation and tackling cultural challenges.

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By rswa178 / Updated: 29 May 2018

New CIVITAS SUMPs-Up report - “Standards for Developing a SUMP Action Plan”

CIVITAS SUMPs-Up has launched a new report entitled “Standards for Developing a SUMP Action Plan”.

It provides city planners with guidance on what to include in their action plans in terms of responsibilities, resources, stakeholder coordination, time plans, and funding sources.

Alongside this, it contains good examples of action plan documents and templates, alongside a user manual.

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By Dagmar Roeller / Updated: 22 May 2018
By rswa178 / Updated: 08 May 2018

New CIVITAS SUMPs-Up manuals give advice on SUMP measure selection

Despite more Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) support and knowledge appearing for local authorities in recent years, SUMP take-up has remained relatively slow. There is a requirement for a more systematic understanding of and support for SUMP development and implementation.

Three new manuals from CIVITAS SUMPs-Up help fulfil this need. They provide guidance in a topic crucial to SUMP development - measure selection for and the integration of measure packages into a SUMP.

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By rswa178 / Updated: 15 Aug 2018

SUMPs-Up Manuals for SUMP measure selection

Despite increases in Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) support and knowledge for local authorities in recent years, SUMP take-up has remained relatively slow. There is a requirement for a more systematic understanding of and support for SUMP development and implementation.

Three manuals from CIVITAS SUMPs-Up (member of the Coordinating Group of the European Platform on SUMPs) help fulfil this need. They provide guidance in a topic crucial to SUMP development - measure selection for and the integration of measure packages into a SUMP.

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By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 26 Apr 2018

CIVITAS 2MOVE2 Final Brochure

The 2MOVE2 project's final brochure is available for practitioners who wish to access urban mobility information, best practice examples and advice.

With the main objective of "improving urban mobility by advancing or creating sustainable, energy-efficient urban transport systems for the benefit of all citizens, society and climate policy, respecting environment and natural resources," the project's eight partners from four participating cities share their experiences in this brochure.

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