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Integrated planning

Integrated urban mobility planning for creating livable cities

The thematic group “Integrated Planning” deals with activities and projects that facilitate integrated planning practices towards more sustainable urban mobility. Cooperative and systematic planning approaches, which integrate stakeholders, develop measures and measure packages balancing all transport modes, and are accompanied by monitoring and evaluation actions to measure achievements, are the basis for a strategic development of a sustainable transport network and mobility patterns. The work is oriented towards the principles of the European Commissions’ concept of Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP), which is a showcase for a new planning culture for European cities and regions. SUMP also opens up the possibility for governance and planning processes to integrate the urban transport network into regional and upper-network levels such as the Trans European transport network (TEN-T) in order to ease the burden of traffic on urban areas and to improve connectivity. Integrated planning approaches are also becoming more and more relevant for cities in emerging and developing countries, in order to tackle increasing motorisation and negative impacts of transport movements.

Key words for our thematic group  are: Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning, Governance and stakeholder cooperation, Urban and regional planning, and development of Urban Nodes in the TEN-T, SUMP in developing and emerging countries.

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For more information on integrated planning and SUMPs, please contact the thematic moderator Susanne.

Submitted by Simone Bosetti on 03/04/2014

Gender differences in mobility patterns emerge from the literature research and real-life experience. Women are also recognised as being more likely than men to adopt sustainable travel behaviours.

Women’s travel patterns differ from men’s in many ways: women are likely to travel shorter distances than men, are more likely to use public transportation, engage in more non-work travel outside rush hours and make more multi-stop trips, run household errands and escort other passengers (usually children or dependent elderly) and tend to be safer drivers than men.

How transport policies have been adapted to support women’s mobility needs? Improving accessibility, safety and comfort in transportation modes are key in this respect: what policy recommendations can be formulated for a target-group oriented transportation planning?

Gender mobility is an hot topic and the upcoming 5th International Conference on Women’s Issues in Transportation (WIiT) will focus on the general question of “bridging the gap” between men and women in matters related to transportation. The event brings its outlook into policy making issues, planning and engineering processes, deepening the understanding of women’s issues at urban, regional and national levels.

CIVITAS WIKI and the CIVITAS Thematic Group on “Integrated planning” is drafting a policy note on this topic, as a support to decision/policy makers and urban mobility professionals.

A number of resources have been already made available on the Group webpage, including an handbook and a presentation by the CIVITAS demonstrative city of Berlin.

Scope of this collaborative interaction is to collect further resources, links to other projects, practical city experiences and obviously opinions and comments on the topic.

Join the Integrated Planning Group and meet your peers @ http://civitas.eu/content/integrated-planning to discuss on gender mobility.

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Under the Blending Facility, €198 million in grants has been made available to promote the participation of private sector investors and financial institutions in projects contributing to the environmental sustainability and efficiency of transport in Europe.

The Blending Operations are a...

Author: Richard Adams
22/11/2019 - 18:28

Over the last two years, a co-creative participation process has been set up in each of the CVITAS SUNRISE Action Neighbourhoods in Bremen, Budapest, Jerusalem, Malmo, Southend-On-Sea and Thessaloniki thanks to the SUNRISE project methodology.

Author: Richard Adams
13/11/2019 - 17:17

The Sustainable Urban Mobility Indicators (SUMI) project invites you to save the date for the launch of its online indicator training course!

Author: Marcel Braun
07/11/2019 - 18:40

A new analysis of air quality in Europe by the European Environment Agency (EEA) shows that exposure to air pollution caused around 400,000 premature deaths in the European Union (EU) in 2016.

Author: Richard Adams
30/10/2019 - 13:35

CIVITAS PROSPERITY, a SUMP project which finished at the end of August, has a wide variety of training materials to assist with SUMP planning support.

Author: Claus Köllinger
25/10/2019 - 14:20
19/02/2020
After over three years of working with local authorities and policymakers across Europe to accelerate the uptake of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs), SUMPs-Up is slowly drawing to a close. Before it does, it is organising a final event to share its wide-ranging results and multitude of SUMP...
25/03/2020 to 27/03/2020
The CIVITAS study visit  to Madrid (Spain) will focus on new mobility services, together with the promotion of active modes. The visit will take participants to one of the CIVITAS ECCENTRIC living labs and report on how the operation of EMT, Madrid's public transport company, as well as the manageme...
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22/04/2020 to 24/04/2020
Rethymno is a partner city in CIVITAS DESTINATIONS. Sustainable development has informed its work since 2007: in 2011 it joined the Covenant of Mayors and in 2017 the Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (2017).  Sustainable mobility is also a pillar in the municipality's Sustainable Energy a...
18/05/2020 to 20/05/2020
Szeged is a pioneering city in Hungary with regards to mobility management. The city is also the National Network Manager for the Hungarian CIVINET Network. Over the past 15 years, Szeged has implemented several mobility solutions. This includes establishing traffic calming zones; improving cycling...
05/10/2020 to 07/10/2020
The Slovak capital is striving to support and promote car-independent lifestyles to its citizens and put pedestrians and cyclists first. The city’s vision for sustainable mobility – called “Plan Bratislava” – is based on four main pillars: putting pedestrians first; a healthy city with cyclists; hi...
02/12/2020 to 03/12/2020
Following a record-breaking conference in Brussels, which brought together over 600 participants in November 2019, the 2020 Polis Annual Conference will take place in Arnhem-Nijmegen City Region, Netherlands, on 2-3 December 2020.  The Polis Annual Conference provides an opportunity for cities and...
13/06/2019
This webinar from CIVITAS SUITS is designed to build and/or strengthen the capacity of small-medium cities’ Local Authorities to to introduce innovative transport schemes, i.e car-sharing, ridesharing (carpooling – vanpooling), bike – sharing, MaaS etc. The webinar is tailored to the needs of local...
07/06/2019
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05/06/2019
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03/06/2019 to 05/06/2019
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22/05/2019 to 24/05/2019
The 2019 Summit on "Transport Connectivity for Regional Integration" will be held from 22 to 24 May 2019 in Leipzig, Germany The Annual Summit of the International Transport Forum is the world's largest gathering of transport ministers and the premier global transport policy event.

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CIVITAS FACTS & FIGURES: Public Involvement in CIVITAS Demo projects

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CIVITAS INFOGRAPHIC : Smart choices for cities: Cities towards Mobility 2.0: connect, share and go!

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CIVITAS FACTS&FIGURES: Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning in CIVITAS cities

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CIVITAS QUOTES: Young people’s attitude towards mobility

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CIVITAS QUOTES: Safety in numbers for elderly

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CIVITAS QUOTES: The mobility needs of an ageing population

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CIVITAS QUOTES: If women travelled like men

Gender equality and mobility: mind the gap!

The second Policy Note by CIVITAS WIKI focuses on the topic of gender-sensitive mobility planning. In both, the International body of literature and transport planning, the gender dimension in mobility patterns and sustainability has received relatively little attention so far, even though, together with age and income, gender is considered a significant factor in accounting for differences in mobility behavior, with women recognized as being more likely to adopt sustainable travel behaviours than men.

A growing debate on this topic is ongoing at EU level and it has been re-launched within the CIVITAS Integrated Planning Thematic Group. Collaborative Interaction was set up on the CIVITAS Interactive Platform (http://www.civitas.eu/thematic-cooperation) and in the CIVITAS Urban Mobility LinkedIn Group, to collect further resources, links to other projects, practical city experiences and opinions and comments on the topic.

Policy Recommendations For EU Sustainable Mobility Concepts based on CIVITAS Experience

The Policy Recommendations present the main findings arising from the evaluation of the CIVITAS Plus Collaborative Projects (CPs), which ran from 2008-2012.

This publication was written under the auspices of the CIVITAS POINTER project, which supported five collaborative projects (CP s) implemented within the framework of the third edition of the CIVITAS programme. Evaluation and monitoring were the key stones of CIVITAS POINTER. Drawing from first-hand, corroborated statistical evidence gathered from participating cities, this publication presents the results of the CIVITAS Plus cross-site evaluation and policy assessment. These findings support the development of clear European-level policy recommendations that have the potential for being embraced by all European cities — not just those which make up the CIVITAS community.

The document seeks to identify factors that can boost the effectiveness and consistency of future strategies, thereby securing greater sustainability in urban mobility patterns. Policy makers are provided with contemporary facts for debating purposes, and a number of conclusions and recommendations based on lessons learnt from CIVITAS Plus are put forward.

She moves. Women's Issues in Transportation

Even though the gap is closing, day-to-day mobility of women still diverges from that of men. While gender issues have been considered in urban
planning since the 1970, gender differences in mobility persist. The issues at stake in enhancing women’s mobility and making transport more gender
neutral are addressed in this publication. Many of these issues have been extensively researched, but still receive limited attention in developing
gender-specific policies, programmes, and mandates. Methods to translate gender research findings into policy need to be explored. In this respect,
the gender impact of transport policies needs to be regularly assessed in monitoring their contribution to a gender-neutral transport system. As the
concept of gender-neutral transport varies significantly in place and time with respect to values, needs, choices, constraints, and impacts, genderneutral
transport needs to be addressed through international collaboration.
EU research policy gives priority to integrating the gender dimension into projects funded and co-funded under the European Commission’s Research
and Innovation Framework Programme. The recently adopted Horizon 2020 for the period 2014 to 2020 is structured to respond to societal challenges
that need innovative solutions, of which sustainable transport is high on the agenda.

Target-group oriented transportation planning: gender mobility

Target-group oriented transportation planning: gender mobility