SUMPs-Up – first European workshop on national urban mobility programmes
Our cities currently face a number of pressing challenges, including economic attractiveness, energy efficiency, limited resources, social equity, and pollution. Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) are proving to be a tool capable of addressing and providing solutions to these issues.
So far, support for SUMP take-up has been targeted at cities, as the local authority there responsible for mobility are often in charge of developing and implementing mobility plans.
Experiences from several European countries highlight the important role that national and regional governments play in encouraging cities to develop SUMPs. Often, a lack of legal, institutional, financial and methodological frameworks significantly hinder SUMP elaboration and implementation.
As one of the three SUMP-related projects under the European Union's CIVITAS 2020 initiative, SUMPs-Up recognises the value of acting at both local and national levels.
SUMPs-Up is organising a series of events in 2017 and 2018 dedicated to national urban mobility programmes. These workshops, which will be attended by national representatives from governments, agencies and key SUMP stakeholders, aim to increase the interest in and awareness of SUMPs at the national level, whilst establishing what support cities need.
The first meeting will take place in Torres Vedras, Portugal on 26 September 2017, prior to the CIVITAS Forum Conference 2017 (27-29 September). An analysis of national SUMP programmes - conducted in collaboration with CIVITAS PROSPERITY - will be presented. Attendees will also have the opportunity to contribute to the development process for future workshops.
A detailed agenda will follow soon.
The event is free, but registration is required. Save the date now!
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